We’ve all witnessed it: finding the urge to get to a 6 a.m. boot camp with a friend or completing the last set of squats when you watch others pushing themselves. There’s something to be said for the motivational power of doing out with others, but what exactly is it about working out with others that inspires us? When it comes to workouts, the old clichÃ© “there’s strength in numbers” holds some validity.
Exercising in a group can help you get more out of your workouts.
Workouts in a group have several advantages, whether it’s a gym class or a personal training session.
Fitness is important to me. Workouts with others help you stay consistent because they need a commitment. ‘No shows’ and cancellations are noted by others, with positive peer pressure to slow or stop an exercise.
Get a competitive edge: We all have an intrinsic competitive streak, which is why we may push ourselves harder while others are grunting alongside us. To keep up with others around you, for example, you may push yourself harder than you would on your own. Seeing what others have accomplished can motivate you to do more.
Having a gym buddy might help you mix up your routines. A coach ensures that you exercise correctly and that you can execute such exercises in a safe way. A personal trainer can incorporate specific exercises to help you achieve your fitness goals. These workouts will be diverse and tailored to your needs. A personal trainer can also ensure safety and efficacy, which will only serve to motivate you even more.
Finding support and accountability: Working out in a group setting is maybe the most effective approach to stay motivated. There’s something special about a group struggling through a difficult workout together. Relationships are formed in class almost automatically.
Set aside some time to pamper yourself. And let’s get in shape while having a good time!