Making the decision to improve your physical fitness can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Exercising and stretching the muscles and soft tissue in your body has a positive impact on your mental health as well as your physical health. However, many of us face a hurdle in getting started with improving our fitness in the first place. That’s why many people prefer training in small groups.
What are small group fitness classes?
Small group fitness classes are fitness programs led by a professional over a small group of people. There are different kinds of small group fitness classes, so you can find the exact kind of training you need to meet your personal fitness goals.
Now, you may be wondering why you would want to join a small group fitness class instead of working one-on-one with a personal trainer. While working one-on-one is great and has its benefits, there’s a lot about small group fitness classes that you will love, including:
- Companionship — Working out with other people gives you the opportunity to make new friends. You already have something in common with everyone else in your class in that you all want to improve your fitness.
The more you get to know your small group, the more you will find you have in common in other areas. You’ll likely find yourself looking forward to small group fitness for the friendship as much as for the physical benefits.
- Price — One-on-one sessions with a personal trainer can be expensive. Personal trainers work hard to earn their position to guide others, and they are worth a lot. However, in a small group fitness class, everybody contributes to the cost of the course, which makes the individual price lower.
- Motivation — Pushing your body to its limits can be hard sometimes. It’s in these moments where you’ll need others around you to encourage you not to give up. Otherwise, when you exercise alone, it’s easy to let yourself off the hook and never meet your goals.
- Realistic goals — Personal trainers can set goals for the entire small group as a team and set some individual goals for each person in the group. These goals will be realistic and never more than you can handle.
Some goals are short-term and others are long-term. It’s rewarding to meet both of these kinds of goals on your own, but it’s even more rewarding to do it with others who’ve worked hard with you.
Visit SOL Physical Therapy to join a small group fitness class
Are you looking to improve your physical fitness with the guidance of a professional? At SOL Physical Therapy, we offer a variety of classes for all kinds of people. Contact us today for more information or to sign up for a class.