They are all great classes, you can find support in classes and motivation, they work you differently and I find classes fun personally! Take advantage :)
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I love group ex classes...in fact I loved them so much that when I was in college, I became an instructor! But you have to make sure to find the right class..the instructor has to be good and motivating! I love taking Body Pump classes (my favorite), I also do some pilates classes, kickboxing classes, and will spin once in a while. If your gym carries Les Mills classes (body pump is part of that company) I would definitely take them. They are always structured so well and do a great job making sure every instructor is great! Try a bunch of different ones out and see which you like best!
I think that since you're asking, you're interested enough to try it! Since it's through school, is it offered at low/no cost? That's even more awesome, and definitely worth checking out. And if you go and decide it's not for you, no harm done.
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I like spin classes, HIIT and Tabata
you pretty much see the same people, so (as others have said) they ask where you were when you miss a class.
And (for me anyway) I won't push myself as hard when I exercise on my own. I'm not likely to walk out before the class is over, so I'm committed to a 60 min workout. At home, if I'm doing a DVD and just not feeling it, I'll quit.
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I used to HATE group classes. I felt like I didn't fit in and people would stare at me. I started Zumba and I felt at home and now I really enjoy most group classes. There are times I like to just be alone and walk or do the elliptical and zone out, but I think group classes make the time go by so much faster. Especially if it's something you like.
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I love classes at my gym. For me, they're a way to get in some strength training. And I have made a lot of good friends.
Of course, I can't get to my preferred classes in the evening, which I partially blame for regaining weight. But I am still going in the morning when I can.
Even though I'm studying to be a personal trainer, I love group exercise classes. I believe group exercise classes are great motivators. I'm a group fitness instructor and I love keeping my classes motivated and accountable. I also like to attend other classes such as Zumba and Total Body to get in other people's workouts.
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Group fitness is great as it can also show you strength training moves to try on your own.
I was taking a spin bike class on Wednesdays at the gym which I loved but they don't teach it any more. I do take Group Power weight lifting class 3 days a week I so do love that. They push me in a way I like. If I were you I'd try a class. I love mine. Like minded people taking the same class motivates me to push harder.
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I love Zumba as my group exercise. I really enjoy the variety of styles from the different instructors.
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I have always loved group classes, enough that when my gym stopped offering the ones I liked at the time I preferred, I quit going! I can always push myself a bit harder with a group, and when you don't show up, they ask questions and are accountability buddies. :)
Not everyone is the same, though; give it a try, and see if you like it!
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