"Group Exercise Benefits"
by Luanne Williams
It’s almost the end of January — do you know what happened to your new year’s resolution? Sadly, but predictably, fewer than 10 percent of people who make resolutions wind up keeping them. For many, by the end of January, the dream of accomplishing a new fitness goal has already fallen by the wayside. If that’s happened to you, or if you’re still trudging along but feel your enthusiasm starting to wane, don’t fret. Group fitness classes can help.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), group exercise offers a variety of benefits not available to those who only work out alone, not the least of which is staying power. “Exercising in a group is more motivating than doing it alone. You make friends in class and enjoy the camaraderie,” said Gaynelle Brown, a regular at Just Dance Fitness for the past three to four years. “I could do Zumba at home, but it’s just not the same. In class, you get energy from other people.”
Check out the ACSM list of group-exercise advantages below and see how JDF Zumba classes provide each benefit:
Bottom line, group fitness is appealing to adults for all the same reasons that kids prefer a busy playground to a lonely backyard. It’s more fun to play — or dance — together.
Visit a JDF Zumba class today. First-time visitors dance for free.