It is the beginning of a new year! All the holiday baking and cookies have been eaten.
Right about now, you might be feeling like it is time to sign up for some fitness classes for the new year.
We all know that fitness classes are good for the body. They also are proven to provide benefits for our overall well-being.
Here is exactly how fitness classes work for every facet of health. Mind, body, and soul.
There is a lot to manage in our lives today and it can be stressful. Did you know that roughly eight out of ten Americans say that they are stressed in their daily life?
There have been studies that show that group fitness is extremely beneficial to the health and well-being of people who are affected by stress.
A study was conducted by Dayna M. Yorks, Christopher A. Frothingham, and Mard D. Schuenke. Once completed the study was published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. There were 69 participants that completed a series of group fitness classes for a 12 week period. During this time they were regularly surveyed.
Mental benefits, physical benefits, emotional benefits, and stress levels all were positively impacted.
The results found that at the conclusion of this study their stress levels had decreased by over 26 percent. The results of the study also showed that people who choose to exercise alone did not benefit as much.
When doing personal training or group fitness, a lot of people say that their stress has been reduced significantly.
How It Works
When you exercise, you are working your muscles in a way that stops you from tensing them. A lot of people feel tension in their neck, back, and shoulders when they are stressed. Physical activity helps to relax your muscles and it releases endorphins.
So when your body is more relaxed and has a higher level of endorphins, your mind will be more at ease.
Workouts also provide a distraction from negative thoughts. If you have ever not been able to stop your mind from racing, you are not alone.
Going to a group fitness class can actually stop your mind from solely thinking about those negative thoughts and shift your focus.
You are also actively being social as well when you enter a group fitness class. Bringing a friend or a family member with you makes the exercise even more enjoyable and stays committed to your routine.
The most noticeable benefits of going to fitness classes are the physical ones. You will be able to notice your body changing and the way you physically feel.
But there are also so many other benefits for your mental state. Some of the other mental benefits from exercise are,
- Release stress
- Help with depression
- Relieve anxiety
- Reduce symptoms of ADHD
- Help with PTSD and traumatic events
Remember, when you are starting to focus on the activities that you enjoy, workout when you have the most energy, and reward yourself. Your mind will thank you.
Exercise is the best way to ensure that your body stays in great physical condition.
Your cardiovascular endurance will increase when you engage in group fitness classes. Because there is such a variety in the types of classes, you will be able to do an activity which you enjoy.
This makes the workout more fun and you are more likely to work harder at it. There is also additional encouragement from the instructor as well as the other members of the class which helps you to push yourself.
Group fitness classes work to enhance your muscular endurance. The process is similar to increasing your cardiovascular endurance. You are more likely to work harder during class.
You are also more likely to attend group classes because you will feel more accountable and motivated. This constant routine is what builds your muscle and increases your muscular endurance.
Some of the other benefits of group training are better sleep, more energy during the day, and a quicker response time.
Nourishing the soul is just as important as nourishing the body. Group fitness classes can help you do just that.
After a group class, you will have an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment. You can go home knowing that you did something for yourself today.
When things are stressful it is easy to feel like we do not have control over anything. But when you decide to go to your group class you get to go do something for yourself with an immediate positive outcome.
By continuing to go to your fitness classes you will see vast improvements in your body. There will be more and more progress. This is great for boosting self-esteem. You will feel more confident in yourself and your skills in the class.
The more constantly you complete the workouts, the better your mind, body, and soul will thank you.
Set Fire To Your Dull Routine!
It is time to change it up! Disrupt your old dull workout routine and come get into group fitness classes at Regymen.
Regymen is an entirely new way to experience working out. There is theatrical lighting, heart-pumping sound, and even large screens to guide you through your workout.
Fitness classes can increase your overall health and well-being. It gets your mind, body, and soul in sync.
Come and try a workout now at Regymen! You can start your free trial and see first hand just how much you will benefit from the group fitness classes!