How to choose the best group fitness class
Group fitness classes are a great way to get in shape and enjoy quality social time with friends and fellow gym members. Group fitness classes offer a variety of benefits that are hard to achieve in a single gym session, including increased accountability, motivation and relationships. But choosing the right class can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you make your decision easier.
Gauge your fitness level
Group fitness classes are designed for different levels of fitness and experience. Before choosing your fitness class, think about your physical fitness and fitness level. Do you have any injuries, aches or pains that you need to keep in mind? Can you complete 60 minutes of cardiovascular activity? Review class details and find one that you feel comfortable trying. The best thing about group fitness is that there are so many types of classes out there, you have to find something that interests you. Additionally, most classes offer a variety of beginner, intermediate, and specialist movements so you can adapt the workout to meet your needs.
Identify your fitness goals
Understanding your fitness goals can help you choose a category that will help you achieve the results you are looking for. After addressing your fitness level, consider what you want from a class. Are you looking to strengthen your muscles? Improve your cardiovascular health? Stretch and lengthen your body? To strengthen muscles, popular classes include pumps, lifting and total body fitness. If you want to improve your endurance and cardiovascular health, consider a cycle or HIIT class. For recovery and flexibility, consider yoga or Pilates. Whatever your goal, find a class that you enjoy going to — it will help you stay motivated.
Find what you are interested in
While the class you choose should be consistent with your fitness level and fitness goals, it should be something that interests you. When you are looking to take a class, think about your interests and go from there. For example, a bike class is a great option if you want to ride a bike. If you love to dance, try Zumba. There are many incredible fitness class options, from yoga and HIIT to aquatic fitness and pumps. Find something that you enjoy so that you feel motivated to go to class and try something new from time to time. Talk to instructors or co-workers to get recommendations for other classes of their choice.
Think of something
Google is your best friend when it comes to choosing a class to try Consider breaking your search by type of activity: mobility and flexibility, cardio, mind and body, strength, or aquatic and aquatic fitness. You can also look at the classes offered by your local gym – most will include class descriptions – which tend to be cheaper than boutique studios. You should also consider how far the classes are from where you are, in addition to the times the classes are offered so that you know what is available during your preferred workout. Researching your classes can help ensure that you feel ready and confident for your first day.
Even if you find a class of your choice, don’t stop there. There are so many great fitness classes out there, you just don’t have to be a pigeon Experimenting with different fitness classes can help you diversify your workout routine and prevent boredom. Additionally, doing the same type of exercise for too long can turn your body into a plateau because your body has adapted to the workouts, so it is best to change your exercises and move your body in different ways.
Try group fitness at VASA
VASA Fitness does not only offer the best fitness and recovery benefits. We offer great, high-strength group fitness and boutique-style classes at a fraction of the price of other studios and gyms. With over 70 unique class formats to choose from, there is something for everyone VASA’s group fitness classes include Aqua, Cardio, Core, Bicycle, HIIT, Resistance, Silver Sneakers and Yoga. Boutique studio-style classes include the Studio Red HIIT class and our Studio Flow Infrared Yoga class. However you want to work, we have something for you!