Accountability and inspiration can be two powerful factors that will push your workout regime to the next level.
Team fitness is the perfect arrangement that provides both ingredients that lead to better results. Plus, it’s just more fun to work out in a group.
If you’re thinking about approaching exercise in a group format, and being a part of a pack, take a look at our New York gyms for opportunities.
If you’re not convinced that a group workout is the way to go, consider these five benefits of getting stronger, together.
Working out releases endorphins. Anyone who’s ever experienced runner’s high knows the feeling. The release is caused by the exertion of physical feat. Did you know, though, that working out in a group can trigger the release of endorphins simply with a smile?
So, while you’re likely to feel amazing after getting a good sweat going, you can also feel good by working within a team that’s cohesive, encouraging and smiling.
The practical benefit, in addition to being happy, is that your body will better react to whatever challenge is ahead. The mood boost through endorphins will encourage you to complete the task at hand.
A Helping Hand
Group workouts open the door to exercises that are otherwise unavailable during solo sessions. For instance, with two people, you can perform assisted pull-ups or medicine ball toss sit-ups.
In addition to diversifying workouts, you have a spotter. Spotters can point out what you’re doing correctly and incorrectly. This makes for more efficient workouts and reduces injury risks at the same time.
There’s something about community – especially if you’re on a health quest. When you work out together, you are part of a team. Members of the team care about the health of not only themselves, but of their comrades.
This dynamic fosters accountability, encouragement, motivation and a strong sense of team. As you sweat, struggle and conquer together, the bonds will only grow stronger, creating better relationships. When you care that much about the group and what it does for you, you will be more focused than ever on improving yourself, too.
External Motivation When It Matters
When your team members root for your success, you’re likely to reach your goals for the day –even if you’re not having your best outing at the gym.
Motivation from others, unlike the motivation sourced from the physical benefits of a workout, is powerful and contagious, benefiting the entire group.
The positive vibes that emanate in workout groups will push the individual to go harder – and inspire them to never give up because everyone is counting on each other for the motivational fuel to succeed.
Get the Competitive Edge
Sure, you can beat your personal best on a mile run, but it’s that much sweeter when it’s against a fellow workout companion. A group setting will push you to work harder than others because we are all competitive by nature and want to be the very best.
Positive competition means a drive to keep up with the group, which can output a greater effort than if you had gone it alone.
Are you convinced yet about the benefits of group workouts? Then it’s time to try our 45-minute ENERGY STRONG team, which encapsulates the very best of what it’s like to work out in a team setting. These workouts are intended to transform your body and mind through fun and dynamic exercise that will give you a sense of accomplishment.
And all it takes is 45 minutes!
So, if you’re ready to sign up and be a part of a group that inspires you to be the best version of yourself, visit one of our New York gyms. You can also take advantage of our 5-day trial pass to get started.