Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dislike Group Exercise? Think Again.

Early morning Spinning Class.
Group exercise can be overwhelming at first. I've seen many people walk out of group exercise so I thought I'd share 3 ways to successfully to stick with a class that fits you:

• Stick it out for a while - Don't make any major decisions in the first 30 minutes of the class. Your body will complain and might not get adjusted for quite a while. Try to at least finish the class and come back two more times before deciding if you like a class or not. 

• Help! - Don't be afraid of asking for help. The assistance of a fellow student or instructor can make a world of difference when you're a newbie. I also encourage to help others when you get used to the class and its routines. 

• Think Benefits - I disliked Spinning 7 years ago but now it is my go to cross training exercise. I thought about the benefits: the time fits my schedule, I get an awesome cardio workout and it gives my joints a much needed break from hitting the pavement. Sometimes when you think about the benefits you are more likely to enjoy group exercise. 

There are so many group exercise classes out there and there is one for you. Remember to stick it out, ask for help and think about the benefits.

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