You know the drill. You go to the doctor, find out your BMI (body mass index) isn’t where it needs to be, and you decide to do something about it.
Oh, wait! Was that two years ago? Well, you’re serious about doing something about it now. So, you head to the gym, explore all the cardio and shiny weight training equipment, and are inspired to get into shape.
However, before you know it, the “sign me up!” attitude you had at the beginning is gone. It feels like a ton of work to break with your normal routine and get to the gym on a regular basis.
Is there anything you can do to get back on track? What will it take to fire up your motivation so you can finally do something about your health and fitness goals?
Group fitness classes might be the solution you’re looking for.
Why It Can Be So Hard to Stick to an Exercise Routine
Motivation is fleeting. When you try and do everything on your own, the initial surge of energy is quickly drained. Just getting to the gym becomes a huge chore, not to mention actually trying to work out.
A lack of motivation is mentally, emotionally, and physically draining. So much so, even the simplest exercise can seem way too difficult.
Before you know it, your visits become shorter and more infrequent. Pretty soon, you realize it’s been a year since you’ve been to the gym.
Why does this happen? You can attribute it to three main causes.
- You aren’t doing the type of exercise you enjoy
- You’re trying to go the solo route and it’s hard to keep yourself motivated
- You’re not getting the personal attention from people who know how to help you reach your fitness goals.
3 Reasons Why Group Fitness Classes Motivate You to Stick to Your Routine
Thankfully, there’s a solution – group fitness classes. Granted, group fitness isn’t going to be for everyone, but for a lot of people out there, classes can serve as a huge motivator.
1. Positive Peer Pressure
At first, peer pressure can seem like a bad thing, but it’s important to note there are two types of peer pressure: positive and negative.
Positive peer pressure is basically a form of encouragement from your fellow group fitness peers. As you get to know others, they will encourage you not to ditch out on your classes and to push yourself outside of your comfort zone during class.
Getting this kind of pressure/encouragement from your peers can motivate you to go after and achieve huge fitness goals – and there’s nothing quite as motivating!
2. A Consistent Schedule
Typically, group fitness classes in Atlanta are held at regular times throughout the week. Knowing when you’re going to attend (and expected by your peers to attend) helps turn the experience into a habit.
Go enough times and it will soon feel like second nature.
3. Fitness Classes Can Make Working Out a Fun Experience
A common mistake people make is trying to do exercises they think they “should” be doing. The reasons for this vary – their friends told them they should, a so-called expert said it’s the fastest way to lose weight.
The problem is one size doesn’t fit all, and if you’re not enjoying your workouts, you’re not going to stick with them.
Working on an Elliptical for 20 minutes can seem like forever. Taking one of the many group fitness classes at BURN Studios can feel like five minutes if it’s something you enjoy.
Get Everything You Need from the Team at BURN Studios
The team at BURN Studios is committed to providing you with a fun, effective exercise experience. We have the skills and experience necessary to help you transform your body and your health.
We’ll support and encourage you, and make sure you’re having a blast every step of the way.