Working out: it is an activity that raises a collective groan from most people, especially those who do not consider themselves to be particularly strong or athletic. It can be really hard to get into a routine of working out, both because working out is difficult and tiring, and because in this day and age, people are stretched for time.
On top of that, a lot of people are intimidated by working out and especially going to the gym where the people around them seem far more thin and fit. Getting in shape is such a big deal for people because statistics show that most people are not happy with their physical fitness or appearance, yet statistics also suggest that people are unwilling or unable to start fitness programs that work for them.
Many new gym-goers do not have any idea how to plan a fitness program for themselves and thus end up wandering around the gym, confused and self conscious while getting nearly zero workout in. When people are intimidated at the gym, they begin to get distracted and feel even worse about themselves. These types of feelings are really tough because they make the whole idea of working out seem scary and negative. Even though people who work out often say that eventually, it becomes a stress-reliever and really positive experience that makes them feel good, it is hard to imagine that as a beginner.
For many new Denver gym goers, cardio is a go-to because running on the treadmill seems self-explanatory. However, running is difficult for beginners and often puts a bad taste in people’s mouths and deters them from continuing to come to the gym. In addition, running can get boring quickly, which is another deterrent to keep working out.
For all of these reasons, many experts suggest working out in a group training class when you first start out because it will provide you some direction and also help you find a gym community. This will help you to feel positive about working out push you to go more often.
Another great thing about choosing a group class as your workout of choice is that many of them are geared toward different levels. That means, if you are interested in yoga, you can find a beginner class that will not make you feel intimidated or nervous. Additionally, if you are interested in kickboxing but have never done it before, find out which class on the schedule is an introductory class.
Then, as you continue to take classes and make friends, you can start increasing the number of times you go a week and eventually, your level of difficulty. The truth is, group classes are just plain fun and when people have fun at the gym, they are more likely to come more often. This is why gyms that offer group training often sell more gym memberships.
If you are struggling to begin a workout program, think about joining a group class as a way to make friends, boost your confidence and learn to love fitness.