Establishing a good workout routine can be one of the hardest parts of working out. Do you ever lose motivation to go to the gym? If you do go, do you wish you knew the exercises to push yourself to the next level and get fit? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then group exercise classes could be the answer for you!
Group exercise can help reduce stress. Health.com released an article called, It’s Better to Work Out With Other People Than by Yourself. The article stated, “A small study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that people who took group exercise classes reported less stress and more physical, emotional and mental health benefits than those who exercised alone or did not hit the gym at all, suggesting that a social atmosphere may compound the already numerous benefits of physical activity.” Life gets busy and crazy, especially at the beginning of the school year. Let group exercise help you!
If reducing stress doesn’t persuade you to try out group exercise, then maybe the article by Joe Decker from Active.com entitled, 3 Reasons It’s Better to Work Out With a Group. Decker describes that motivation, accountability, and group camaraderie are the three positives on why it is better to work out in a group.
- Motivation: “Not only are you more motivated to get out of bed and exercise, but there’s the motivation to improve your current fitness level. If you work out with people who are faster, stronger or fitter than you, you are probably going to get in better shape.” There is no better way to get in shape than with your CBRC family. The healthy competition will drive you to be in the best shape.
- Accountability: “There’s the friendly instructor again that keeps track of your tardiness.” Classes are scheduled at specific times and are not delayed because you are late. If you miss class, you miss out. This will help you get your exercise scheduled regularly.
- Group camaraderie: “Human beings are social creatures. Yes, a few are hermits and recluses, but the majority of us love to be around other people. We love to laugh, joke and have fun. I feel this is one of the greatest products of a group workout setting.” Some of our members have made the best friendships through the club. We hope you get energy not only from class but from the great connections you will make.
CBRC offers a variety of group exercise classes that are perfect for everyone:
- Les Mills Tone
- Body by Barre
- BUTI Yoga
- CTY Dance Fitness
- L-I Aerobics
- Pilates Core Conditioning
- Power Yoga
- Tai Chi
- TBS: Total Body Stretch
- Iyengar Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Yoga With Props
- Kids Yoga
- ZUMBA Kids
There are also two new classes starting THIS week, Preschool Kids Yoga and Flex & Engage.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15-10:00am – Preschool Kids Yoga is a dynamic and imaginative yoga class with child centered class curriculum; ages 4-7. Our class time will include elements of calm body/calm mind (meditation), yoga flow series designed to challenge those fast growing brains, and engaging storytelling that accompanies a truly amazing class that will keep any child engaged and learning the whole way through. Class is 45 mins.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm – Flex & Engage is a low impact class centered on flexing and engaging the body through isometric movements, gentle and precise stretching, and weight resistance exercises. Come ready to flex, engage and challenge your body in new and exciting ways. Class will be held in racquetball court #3 and chairs will be provided.
For a more detailed description of each class, please check out the Group Exercise webpage here. The club offers classes throughout the day in four different studios. For the complete Fall 2018 Schedule, view the PDF here.
We hope you join our awesome group exercise community and getting fit with our fabulous instructors!