1. There's No Waste of Time
Workout classes have a set schedule and pack their experience(s) in 45-60 minute class. For these classes to yield rewarding success, they need to optimize that time which allows you to optimize yours. Going to a traditional gym allows you to procrastinate, go at your own pace. The usual gym workout allows you to take breaks on your own time and allows you to socialize. This cannot happen during a workout class. You have to be on time, get to work and save the socializing for after.
2. The Chance To Get Social
By choosing to workout in a class format, you're putting yourself in an environment with like-minded people. Your fellow classmates will be regulars just like you. This will create a fun pre and post class environment, where you get to socialize with everyone. You can make friends, network, and even find a date. It's so much easier to start a conversation after a workout than at a bar.
3. They're More Efficient
Workout classes use specific programs that burn the most amount of calories in a much shorter period of time. Some workouts allow you to burn 1,000 calories* in just 45 minutes. The average person going to a regular gym will not burn 400 calories in 2x the amount of time. This is because workout classes use HIIT training and EPOC* science maximizing the caloric burn. High intensity training will allow you to maximize your caloric output, increase cardiovascular health, and burn more calories post workout in the recovery period. HIIT classes also put you in a competitive space and pushes you further as you are doing this with others around you.
4. The Routines are Constantly Changing
Every workout class has a corporate team that structures the workouts for the month and plans out months ahead. This means that the workouts are constantly changing so their customers don't get bored. This takes away the chance of you plateauing, making your transformation always progressing.
5. It Pushes You Out of Your Comfort Zone
I read once that you only grow when you put yourself out of your comfort zone. With working out, I couldn’t agree more. Workout classes push you harder than you ever imagined. One of the most fulfilling aspects of finishing a class is learning that you were stronger than you originally thought. Their job is to give you the best workout of your life and they wouldn't be this successful if they could't do that. You can be a pro at any one of these workout classes, yet still have one of those workouts that kick your a**.
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