Health & Fitness Tips

Group Exercise Tips

1. Motivation
It’s inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by dedicated, like-minded individuals. It doesn’t get much more empowering than a class with an encouraging instructor and supportive people all working hard together. Group fitness is a great way to help motivate yourself and others to dig deeper and push harder in workouts.


2. Structure
Group fitness is a great way to get a workout in without having to think or plan. Each class is structured with a warm-up, a balanced workout and a cool-down.

The warm-up is designed to help you properly raise your heart rate while loosening your joints and muscles before jumping into strenuous activity. The instructor will coach you through each segment of the workout. The cool-down will help you safely lower your heart rate and stretch all the major muscles worked during class.

3. Proper Form
It’s the fitness instructor’s job to not only show proper form, but to also make sure that everyone in the class is executing each exercise the right way. Not only is proper form important for your muscles to reap the most out of every exercise, but it also helps eliminate potential injuries.

4. Variety
Cardio kickboxing, bootcamp, spin, Pilates, Insanity–the list goes on. There are several types of group classes offered by gyms and athletic clubs. At Sports Toto Fitness, our Group Exercise Program main partner is Les Mills.

Les Mills inspires millions of people to get moving every week. Les Mills mix great music and cutting-edge science to help people fall in love with fitness.
Their workouts are licensed by 19,500 partners in 100 countries around the world. Our tribe of 130,000 certified instructors bring those workouts to life every day.
More about Les Mills, please read up on their story here  https://www.lesmills.com/about-us/

Aside from Les Mills, Sports Toto Fitness also offers variety of different principles of yoga such as Flow, Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin and Fit-ball. We also offer a once a week Zumba Fitness session.

Having a variety of classes in your weekly workout regimen is a great way to create muscle confusion, which keeps your body guessing and ramps up your metabolism. It also helps prevent boredom.

5. Accountability
Some facilities require members to sign up in advance for specific classes. This is a great way to keep yourself accountable for your workouts. If you’re signed up and it’s on your schedule, there’s a good chance you won’t skip it. If your gym doesn’t require you to sign up, find a few classes that you want to take and invite a friend or pencil it in on your calendar.

6. Fun
There’s really no other way to put it: Group fitness classes are fun. Between the upbeat music, a great workout and a group of people motivating each other along the way, it’s an enjoyable way to exercise. If you’re looking to add a little more pizazz and fun in your fitness life, group classes may be just what you need.

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