Why Men Should Participate in Group Exercise Classes

Why Men Should Participate in Group Exercise Classes

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.

spin class at Elite Sports Clubs

Social Environment

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!

Have you ever had hesitation before taking a group exercise class and then wound up loving it? We want to hear your story! Fill out this short form and we’ll share your account on our blog and social media pages!

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1 Comment

  • Karl Nennig says:

    When I started working at We Energies in 1992 I routinely worked out on various pieces of equipment and did a fair amount of jogging during my lunch break. I was introduced to our fitness consultant who offered daily classes of step, HIIT and other programs. The ratio of men to women was about 1 to 4. I never felt out of place and made some good friends, n\male and female. After I retired I decided to check out the programs at Elite, such as Step, HIIT, Pilates, Yoga and Burn and Firm. I never felt uncomfortable with the ratio of women to men at any of the classes. I find the sense of community in the classes and encouragement received from other Elite participants to be an excellent motivator. Almost 5 years after starting, they are my primary activities. The instructors are excellent. Don’t get me wrong – the fitness classes are not designed exclusively for women. These classes can be tough. Just ask any guy who has tried HIIT. You get great results and you make great friends.

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