SIX BENEFITS OF GROUP FITNESS
Are you used to doing just one exercise over and over again? Well, if that is the case, you already know how boring it can become. Doing the same exercise repeatedly can become a ho-hum activity giving you a reason to stop exercising. There are several benefits individuals can gain by doing a variety of activities. The Seacity Fitness gym offers individuals the chance to perform various group fitness classes with their state of the art gym facilities. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits users stand to gain by switching up their workouts.
1. EASILY BREAK THROUGH A WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAU
Whenever the same exercise is repeatedly performed, the body gets used to it. In other words, the body will adapt to the exercise leading to little or no weight loss, or strength gains. Fewer calories will be burned even with increased effort while exercising. The solution is to challenge your body by performing an entirely new activity. This is one of the reasons Seacity Fitness gym is offering group fitness classes where individuals have the opportunity to try out different classes throughout the week.
2. BUILD NEW BODY MUSCLES IN BALANCE
Doing the same workouts all the time can lead to muscle development in some areas of the body more than other parts. Have you ever noticed athletes that have chiseled legs? Professional swimmers have powerful shoulders and arms to help them move faster in the water. The reason for sport specific training is to develop strength and flexibility in the same range of motion (ROM) as the actual skill. For the rest of the population looking for overall health and balance, opposing muscle strength should fall within certain ranges. For example, hamstrings should be 60-75% of the strength of the quadriceps. Training should include flexibility, muscle testing, and balancing antagonists to prevent injuries. Perhaps the greatest benefit of training in different types of exercise is the varying results you will gain. For example, yoga provides flexibility, pilates builds core strength, boxing develops explosive power. When you train with variety and begin to cultivate results such as these, you will not only feel healthier, but also have a greater chance of staying injury free.
3. AVOID OVERUSE INJURIES
Doing a single workout repeatedly is one of the most common reasons for injuries occurring. These injuries usually occur from doing workouts in repetitive motions. Training in other exercises and movements allows the other parts of the body an opportunity to rest and recover. Furthermore, the joints and ligaments get a chance to improve before they are put into further activities. Seacity Fitness believes in restorative rehabilitation and have created a class that involves part musculoskeletal release using foam rollers and other props, part physiotherapy based strength to engage your smaller muscle groups and core stabilizers, part stretching using restorative yoga methods to lengthen your tight muscles. This class was also created to prevent injury in higher intensity classes.
4. BREAKS BOREDOM
Well, this is very straightforward; doing the same workout repeatedly loses its appeal very fast. If you find yourself counting down the seconds left in your workout, it is definitely time to try something else. This is another reason Seacity Fitness has introduced group fitness classes in Vancouver, B.C, so individuals stay motivated to keep active and not feel discouraged. Seacity is a one-stop-fitness-shop that was created simply because you’re tired. Tired of doing the same workout, or having to run around the city to multiple gyms, health clubs, or bootcamp sessions.
5. KEEPS YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY
Exercise keep the brain sharp at all times and prevents memory loss. Learning a new skill when working out helps the neurons function better, helping keep your brain in better shape. The key to keeping your brain stay healthy is by choosing activities that keep the brain engaged for most of the workout. Further research shows that individuals who participate in various activities have lower risks of hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.
6. MEET NEW WORKOUT PARTNERS
Various classes at Seacity Fitness provide individuals with a chance to meet new workout partners. By taking a Seacity class, you’ve already made it clear you’re motivated. Your classmates are just as motivated, and this helps pave a path for success around meeting your fitness goals.
If you’ve being doing the same exercises and workouts repeatedly, then it’s time you join the Seacity Fitness community and benefit from the numerous advantages of group fitness!