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Benefits of Group Exercise Classes

Although we’re all aware that exercise provides a bounty of physical and mental health benefits, many of us struggle to make it a consistent part of our routine. Not only do you have to find the motivation and fit it into your schedule, but you also have to muster up the energy to make it happen. If you want to exercise more often—and perhaps even enjoy your workouts—we highly encourage you to team up with friends and reap the benefits of group exercise classes.

Team Up for Better Workouts

Feed Your Social Soul

Let’s start with the obvious! Exercising with a workout class gives you the opportunity to make new friends — or perhaps strengthen existing friendships if you invite your buddies to join you! Pushing through a tough workout as a group, seeing each other sweat, and encouraging one another can spur new friendships like few other activities can. If you’ve been feeling a little lonely lately, a workout class is a great way to reinvigorate your social life.

Give Yourself Accountability

It’s easy to back out of a workout when no one else knows you were planning to do it! If you often procrastinate or skip workouts because you’re not the best at holding yourself accountable, a workout class could be just what you need. Because your classmates and teacher expect you to show up, you’re less likely to play truant.

Get a Motivational Boost

The group’s enthusiasm might prove contagious, helping you push yourself a little harder than you would have otherwise. The teacher’s guidance, encouragement, and watchful eyes may also be powerful motivators. Although this can be a little intimidating at first, it’s also incredibly helpful if you sometimes struggle to find the motivation to exercise.

Rely on Your Instructor for Guidance

Instructors play a crucial role during workouts by leading you through a series of exercises — but that’s not all they do. They also check that you’re performing the exercises safely and correctly, provide modifications to accommodate various fitness levels and physical accommodations, and keep everyone energized and upbeat. Be sure to thank your instructor at the end of the workout for everything they do!

Enjoy the Physical & Mental Advantages

Joining a workout class will help you move your body on a consistent basis, which provides a wealth of benefits. Physically, you’ll enjoy a boost in muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and you’ll reduce your risk of developing heart disease. You can also manage your weight more effectively and maximize your cardio efficiency. Mentally, you might notice an instant mood boost as well as a decrease in stress, anxiety, and depression. All around, regular exercise is great for the body.

What do you think? Are the benefits of group exercise classes tempting you to give it a try? Choose whatever class strikes your fancy, whether that’s something straightforward, like strength training or aerobics. or something you’ve never tried before, such as yoga or tai chi. If you choose an exercise that appeals to you, you’re far more likely to stick with it. Finally, remember to talk to your doctor before starting any new fitness regimen.

Good luck!

Are you looking for an assisted living community in Tennessee? Check out Hearthside Senior Living in Collierville and Bartlett. Our warm and inviting communities make it easy for seniors to embrace a healthy lifestyle with home-cooked and restaurant-style meals, exercise classes, and a nurse devoted to residents’ health and wellness. We would be happy to schedule a tour so you can explore the community, speak with the Community Director, meet some of the residents, and ask any questions you might have. To learn more about our amenities and services, please call 901-266-3329 (Bartlett) or 901-854-6590 (Collierville). We look forward to meeting you!

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