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  • Writer's pictureJulia Comodo

5 Benefits from working out in a group.

1)Increase your commitment: Working out with a group enhance consistency, commitment, duration, motivation, conversation and inspiration.

For most people, it’s difficult to stay consistent with workout routines, but having a certain group there waiting for you provides you with the motivation and accountability..

Members of group fitness programs are less likely to skip workouts, which helps keep them on track.

2)Push yourself harder: Researchers found that people who exercised with someone increased their workout time and intensity by 200 percent.

It seems that opting for a group setting for at least a few workouts each week may help you push yourself past the threshold you tend to hit when working out solo — whether that be in time or intensity.

3)Get a little competitive : One reason why you may push yourself harder when others are grunting alongside of you is the innate competitive in all of us. “Group settings can lead to a positive competitiveness. Seeing what others are capable of doing can inspire you to do more.

4) Mood Boost : Group workouts can have a couple of mental advantages over solo workouts. While it’s true that working out releases endorphins, a group setting can lead to the release of endorphins outside of just physical exertion.

Smiling has been shown to increase endorphin levels in studies. So when you’re in a great class or with a great bunch of people working out, that kind of conviviality can really make you feel great outside.

5) Support and Accountability- The best part of it all is the fun that participants have in their workouts. There’s a bond that is created when a group struggles, sweats, fights, and grinds their way through a tough workout.

“When we work out with other people we can gain a sense of camaraderie, because everyone is there for the same purpose. The people you see each week in a group class eventually become your family and want to see you back each week creating accountability.

And once that group workout is scheduled into your calendar, with other people banking on you showing up, it’s a whole lot harder to hit the snooze bottom again and roll back over.

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