There’s a common misconception that men don’t participate in group exercise classes. While certain classes do have a majority of female participants, there are still plenty of men that love to do group exercise! Here are some reasons why men should consider giving it a try.
If you are one who loves organization and structure, a real Type A personality, then group exercise classes are made for you. Whether it’s 30, 45, or 60 minutes, there are plenty of classes all week long that are designed to fit within your schedule, and the workouts themselves are structured to be effective in that given time frame.
One thing that sets Elite apart is the experience of our staff. They are there to help you get the most out of your class. Expect a variety of playlists, workout routines, and, of course, a whole lot of fun every time you attend. Even if you’ve never taken a class before, they will give you pointers so you can get started with ease.
One of the main reasons men are afraid to join group exercise is because they feel they’ll be the only man in the class. There is a preconceived notion that group exercise classes are just for women. While it is true that classes like yoga and Pilates do have a majority of women, classes like spin have a good balance of both genders. Don’t let the fear of being alone stop you from trying a class you think you’d like. Chances are that there are other men like you that share the same passion. What a great way to make new friends and bond over similar interests. After all, we pride ourselves on the social environment Elite Sports Clubs has to offer.
A Great Form of Exercise
You really can’t go wrong when choosing a class that interests you. Each group exercise class is developed to work specific muscle groups or deliver an effective form of aerobic workout. Take BodyPump for example, each track is specifically designed to work muscles like hamstrings, quads, triceps, and biceps.
Group exercise classes are also complementary to your already established workout routine. For example, yoga classes will help you improve flexibility and balance, especially if you’ve only done weight training before. Even if you’re not sure which class will fit your needs, the beauty is that you can try them all or talk to our staff for recommendations!
Never a Bad Time to Start
We’ve had plenty of members, both men and women, state various reasons for why they were hesitant to try group exercise classes at first, but then wound up loving them! If you feel the same way, you’re not alone. We have several member advocates of group exercises that started exactly where you are right now!
Long story short, don’t let your mind get in the way of trying something new. Our classes are all very welcoming!
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