Now that the holidays are over, millions of people are once again stepping onto their scales with baited breath, awaiting the results of their festive gorging. Did they gain a pound? Or even ten?
This follows with the promise of hitting the gym to burn off the excess pounds – but how do you motivate yourself after being sedentary for so long? Perhaps you convince yourself put off your workout until tomorrow. There’s still 364 days left in the calendar, right?
If this sounds like you, it’s probably time to ditch solo workouts and join group fitness training instead to better achieve your fitness goals. Andrea King, an established San Diego personal trainer and owner of True Balance Fitness & Coaching, emphasizes the following benefits that group fitness training offers to clients:
Gain a Support Group
The New Year is a great time to make new friends, and your new BFFs may very well be your new workout buddies. As this article from the Examiner.com explains, social interaction can actually help you look forward to fitness training sessions:
Group personal training will help increase your confidence when trying to lose weight and get into shape. Not only will you receive the guidance of trained fitness professionals, but you’ll have a small team of fellow participants to offer moral support, exercise with and share mutual success stories. You will make new friends with other people looking to improve their health and fitness.
When you work out at the gym, you can’t help but compare yourself to other members who managed to remain fit throughout the holidays despite the allure of roasted turkey and pumpkin pie. In group training, you can “hide” a bit—at least in the beginning—allowing you to feel less self-conscious, thereby relieving any self-imposed anxieties. For the shy types, note that group sessions are a viable alternative to one-on-one personal training in San Diego.
(Article Information and Image from The benefits of group personal training, Examiner.com, October 13, 2013)