Why Group Exercise?

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For those who have been with UBT for a while you understand the group exercise philosophy, but as new partners join our classes, it is important to understand what the benefits of our classes are. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, one of the most important trends in fitness is group exercise, or fitness classes. Group exercise and fitness classes have become very popular, as they provide participants with scheduled and supervised workouts.   Scheduled exercise forces people to make a time commitment to fitness.  Another perk of group exercise classes is that you have an instructor teaching you the proper form as well as pushing and motivating you at the same time.

What are the benefits of exercise classes?

Socializing - It's easy to get a workout buddy and do the classes together.  You also get the benefit of socializing with other people who are sweating just as much as you are.

Boredom Breaker - It's hard to check out during a workout when you have a fitness instructor constantly pushing you onto the next exercise.

Increased safety - You have an instructor right there teaching and demonstrating the correct form. Proper form is important to maximize the benefit of exercise while minimizing the risk of injury.

Variety - Exercise classes allow you to change up your routine and throw something new and exciting in there each week.

See results! You will find that with a fitness trainer pushing you and with peer pressure to keep up with the group, you will be able to do things you normally wouldn't be able to do on your own.  I am a big believer in classes as they motivate and help people achieve the results they are looking for.

So how do I get started with a group exercise class

It can be intimidating to take a group exercise class for the first time - especially if there are "regulars" who seem to know how to do everything right away!  Just remember that everyone has to start somewhere.  The classes are designed to bring in new people and to allow everyone to have a great exercise experience. Go in with confidence, and if it makes you feel more comfortable, stay towards the back for the first few classes until you get the hang of it.  After a while, you'll be front and center showing everyone else how it's done!  Just jump in there and give it a shot.  You may find that once you start taking classes, you don't want to stop.  You'll look forward to your favorite class each week.  

Group fitness classes are high energy, fun and challenging.  They can be a great way to socialize with other people interested in working out and getting in shape as well as an excellent way to push yourself to try new exercises you might not otherwise.