There is something about waking up early in the morning for a group fitness session with like-minded enthusiasts, don’t you think?
There are many reasons outdoor group training gives fantastic results for people and I am going to tell you why.
ON AVERAGE YOU BURN 25% MORE ENERGY WHEN TRAINING OUTDOORS
Did you know that? Yep. The different terrains, the temperature, having loads of space around you are just a few of the reasons you burn more energy outdoors than slaving away on cardio equipment indoors.
MOST PEOPLE WORK HARDER WHEN THEY ARE CHALLENGED BY A GROUP
Even if you aren’t a competitive person, just by training with a group that may have an average fitness level higher than yours will raise your mindset and the intensity that you work at. If you are competitive then group training is even more perfect for you. Not only will you be trying to beat everyone else but in doing so you are challenging yourself and raising the intensity for everyone else. Go you!
HAVING A QUALIFIED TRAINER
Not only will having a great trainer motivate you and challenge you, but they will also provide a balanced program that includes all the types of exercises and training types that will get you to your fittest self! A good trainer will provide strength exercises for the whole body with a focus on core based functional movements. They will always correct your posture and technique and they will also challenge you with some HIIT work and plyometrics (as you get fit enough).
MORE COST EFFECTIVE
Group training often works out significantly cheaper than personal training and in my opinion will produce the same results if not better results (bootcamp style programs, not cardio based gym classes). If you are on a budget and don’t mind fitting in with a timetable and are happy to train amongst others, then definitely give group training a go!
Check out my new 8-week bootcamp course starting this Monday 21st September!