Human beings are social creatures and most of us love to be around other people.

We  all love to laugh, joke and have fun. In a world where email, texting, Snapchat and Facebook is increasingly the normal way to interact, working out with a group offers that human connection that is sometimes missing in day-to-day life.

We can do just about everything today virtually without ever talking to a person, with group fitness, you have to get involved.

Lady smiling whilst lifting weights in a pump class

Participating in group fitness helps to motivate and push you further than exercising alone, here's why:

  • For many people getting and staying motivated to exercise can be difficult.  Many people who attend a group fitness class show up exhausted from the stresses of everyday life but once they join the group, they become re-energized. With group fitness instructors providing direction and motivation to push harder people tend to see results faster.
  • Many people who attend regular classes initially come for the exercise and along the way become friends with other regular participants.  It truly is one of the best ways to meet people and develop a common bond while getting into the best shape possible.
  • Working out in a group has been proven to help you maintain your motivation through support and inspiration.  On your own, it is easier to not push yourself and achieving results can take longer. 

Recreation & Sport Centres offer over 150 group fitness classes each week, in addition to term based Adult Recreation Programmes such as Pilates and Yoga.  

Try a class today and you will find fun, friends and improved health and fitness.