Benefits of Group Fitness Classes
Love your morning cycling class more than the extra zzz? Look forward to dancing the day away in your evening Zumba class? Or leave Body Pump feeling more than just a little…well..pumped?
Turns out, these group workouts offer us much more than just physical benefits.
Recent research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found group exercise participants experienced a 26 per cent reduction in stress and improved mental, physical and emotional quality of life.
The small study divided medical students into 3 groups to participate in a 12-week exercise program. One group exercised solo, another did a 30-minute group workout, and the control group didn’t exercise at all (except for incidental like walking or biking to and from school).
Results showed the students who worked out in a group reaped waaaayy more benefits than the other two groups. So, if you’re a solo cardio devotee or only hit the weight room alone, maybe the new year is the perfect time to try one of In-Shape’s awesome group fitness classes, or one of the free monthly bootcamps.
What’s more? We’ve got new Les Mills releases coming to a club near you on January 8.