Group workouts inspire people to work out, socialize, and improve their health. These classes can help you reach your fitness goals, whether you want to lose weight or learn new skills. Today, there are various opportunities to get in shape in a class with other like-minded people.
What about the actual gym experience and where it is headed in the future? Let’s dig a little deeper to understand what new fitness trends we can all expect from group workouts.
The foundation of having a consistent exercise program is community. As increasing numbers of people now work from home, the daily visit to the gym has become one of the leading social outings for remote employees.
Group classes build a sense of friendship and belonging that many individuals no longer have at their jobs. Research leaves no doubt that group fitness increases enjoyment, satisfaction, effort, and performance, as well as a sense of togetherness. During the next decade, we will recognize that movement in a group setting helps support mental health.
Expect the future of exercise to offer classes that put together people with others who share the same common goals. Not only will you be more likely to stick with your routine, but group workouts will also help:
- reduce stress
- decrease anxiety
- improve sleep
- boost brain function
- enhance quality of life
Multiple scientific studies confirm the benefits of strength training, so expect to see dumbells, bands, and kettlebells in a growing number of group workouts.
As a result of this research, strength training with free weights will become a more common fitness trend. Although many people have no desire to look like a professional bodybuilder, strength training will be a future focus of group workouts because they work!
The future of group classes will go beyond strength training and cardio. Expect future group sessions to emphasize mobility for a long and healthy life.
The human body is designed to move. Developing your mobility helps improve functional movement, avoids injuries, and reduces pain. Research reveals a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of heart disease, joint and muscle dysfunction, as well as other chronic health problems.
As the quest to stay young continues, we will find group sessions concentrating on keeping us flexible, strong, and vital.
POSTURE, BALANCE, AND STABILITY
We love our SmartPhones, computers, and just about every electronic gadget we can get our hands on. However, our bodies may not agree. Backaches, spinal issues, and “tech neck” are some unwanted side effects of weak postural muscles.
Expect to see exercise classes that help to stretch, strengthen, and engage muscles that improve posture for a comfortable, pain-free daily life.
Better balance, flexibility, and stability are also essential. Today, more of us know that these attributes impact our everyday activities. Pain-free motion is required in everyday situations, such as:
- driving and looking over our shoulders as we change lanes
- picking up our kids to play
- climbing stairs or going for a walk
Focusing on strengthening your core will have endless benefits, including improving your balance and lowering the risk of falling.
GROUP EXERCISE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Most weight loss programs incorporate some type of exercise program. The future will be no exception. With obesity becoming a worldwide issue, the objective of getting lean and fit with peer support will continue as strong as ever.
Expect more training studios to offer low-impact, non-intimidating workout options to ease new clients into an exercise routine.
As endurance and confidence grow, these novices will join the growing popularity of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). The extraordinary benefits of HIIT are supported by both research and the results you see in the mirror.
In the future, strength training, balance, and other movements will be combined with HIIT sessions. This workout trend will involve performing bursts of intense exercises followed by short rest periods — repeated for multiple rounds.
At Fit Body Boot Camp, we proudly lead the way in all training categories today and into the future.
THE FIT BODY BOOT CAMP DIFFERENCE
At Fit Body Boot Camp (FBBC), we offer result-driven workout sessions based on the latest scientific advancements.
- All fitness levels welcome
- Positive and inspirational community
- Certified, knowledgeable, passionate, and caring coaches
- Motivation and inspiration every time you walk through the door
- Our signature Afterburn Workout to burn calories even after your session
- Fun body toning workouts
- Nutritional guidance
- Results you’ll be proud of
- No intimidating equipment
- No figuring it out alone
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