Keeping Motivated With Group Exercise
A common issue many people face when beginning an exercise plan is loss of motivation. It’s easy to set fitness goals and create an exercise plan but sticking to it can be hard especially when you don’t see results overnight. It takes about three months to form a new habit so if you want to create a healthier lifestyle and get results it’s all about sticking it out for the long haul. One of the best ways to keep motivated and enjoy exercise is through group training sessions.
Group training sessions offer the following benefits to keep you focused and enthusiastic about exercise:
You Get A Support System
Sadly, you will have many people discourage your health and fitness goals in daily life or try to sabotage you because your choice to become healthier can bring up insecurities in others. By training in a group you will be surrounded by people who have similar fitness goals to you and genuinely want to see you succeed along side them. Group training is an encouraging environment of like-minded people who will support your goals and lift you up. This positive environment will help you to block out any negative comments and inspire you to stick it out.
Training with a friend is more fun! After a group training session you’ll have made many new friends who will positively influence your exercise journey. You’ll find the friendships you form in your exercise group will keep you coming back each week. Through group training exercise becomes a fun way to socialise rather than a chore.
Heading to the gym alone and repeating the same old exercise routine can become tiresome. When you do group training a personal trainer will create a new workout plan for each session so you are constantly mixing it up and trying new and exciting techniques. This will give you a taste of many different exercise styles and you will be able to find out what you’re good at. Constantly trying new things and improving your technique will keep you motivated to achieve better each session.
Once you’ve attended a few sessions and the trainer and other participants know who you are you may feel a duty to turn up each week. Of course there will be no significant consequences if you miss a session, but you may feel a pang of guilt because people will realise you are missing. Feeling accountable to your exercise group is a great way to make sure you keep exercising even on the days you find your motivation waning.
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