Updated: May 4, 2021
People register for a fitness program for many different reasons. Whether it be to maximize results for an upcoming event, to lose excess fat, to gain lean muscle mass or to just improve one’s overall health; whoever the person is in question, every reason has merit.
So what are your options in terms of training and fitness?
Can training in a group get better results?
Of course this is highly individual but there are definite advantages to training in a group. Here are 3 reasons why group training could get you better results:
1. According to a study cited in ACE fitness, working out with a partner or in a group setting can boost productivity and workout intensity for other participants by as much as 200%! This phenomenon is influenced by the Kohler effect, which occurs when an individual exercises harder because they perceive others around them as performing better or being more fit; in essence, it incentivizes competition and results (ACE, 2020).
2. Humans are social beings and we rely on each other to motivate and inspire. If you have a group of friends that you do an activity with and you enjoy their company, then it is certain that you will benefit in terms of exercise adherence. There’s nothing like a bit of peer encouragement!
3. You get feedback from a trained instructor. Having a fitness professional there to help you and guide you will get you better results long term. They will help you to avoid injury and focus on aspects of your fitness that you may not have been aware of.
Of course, the current covid-19 pandemic has tossed a curve ball into the fitness plans of many group fitness enthusiasts as temporary shutdowns and social distancing measures continue to prevail. All, however is not lost!
Group training online?
Fortunately, technology has allowed for the convenience of bringing the professional and motivational skills of the Care Team from THE ROOM directly to you in the comfort of your own home.
With 2 way classes, you can work out in the safety of your own home and get the social feeling of a class as well as the feedback of our skilled Care Team of instructors.
With up to 9 Live classes per day and a library of over 370 classes for you to do at your own convenience, you can join myself and the team at THE ROOM Online.
This THE ROOM Online’s packages also offer workshops on personal development, healthy lifestyle implementation, and healthy eating topics. There is something for everyone! If you want to learn more, check out the possibilities at https://online.theroom.ae/#/tro
American Council on Exercise. (2020). Does Working Out With a Partner Affect Performance? Retrieved from https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/3014/does-working-out-with-a-partner-affect-performance/
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