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Group exercise classes are back! From the 17th of May we are delighted to restart our onsite group exercise classes once again. We can’t wait to get back to such an essential & fun way of exercising, whether it’s working up a sweat in our BodyPump or indoor cycling classes or flexing and stretching together in one of our yoga classes.
Research has proven that exercise is not only great for your physical health but for your mental health as well, and can lower your stress levels, improve your mood and even decrease symptoms of anxiety. But did you know that going to a group fitness class can be even more beneficial than working out solo?
Studies have shown that people who partake in group exercise classes report less stress and more emotional and mental benefits than those who worked on their fitness alone or didn’t go to the gym at all.
So, why is it better to work out with other people than by yourself?
Possibly the best thing about our group exercise classes is the very fact that they are all led by one of our qualified health and fitness professionals. Our fitness classes are designed to get results, so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner and don’t know your gluteus maximus from your tricep, or which exercises are best for burning fat or building muscles, simply choose a class, turn up and follow the instructor at the front. Easy right?
Our group exercise classes can also keep your workout routine exciting! When left to your own devices in the gym or at home people often find themselves doing the same thing over and over which can feel monotonous and lead to a lack of motivation. The variety of inclusive fitness classes available here at YMCA St Paul’s Group will ensure you can have some fun and keep your fitness plan fresh – one day you could be dancing, then cycling the next, followed by lifting weights, stretching or boxing!
There is also strength in numbers at group exercise classes. The positive energy given to you by being spurred on by your instructor and fellow attendees is truly empowering and will help you alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety. Not only can the encouragement of your classmates push you harder than training alone, but you benefit from real emotional support not just for your fitness journey but for your life in general through a proper support network of workout buddies.
Here at YMCA St Paul’s Group, we strive to provide a friendly and supportive fitness community for all our members as they lift weights or run on the treadmill or take part in our group exercise classes. Over lockdown, we have continued to run our group fitness sessions online, and we are excited to announce that form Monday 17th May we will be able to resume sessions at our health and wellbeing centres.
Why not come and join us at one of our inclusive group exercise classes to enjoy some fitness fun? Booking our onsite classes is now live via the app!