Fitness play a very important part in a person’s life. A study shows that an average person should do 150 minutes of normal aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise a week. This study also shows that two-third of the world population is obese. Obesity is the root cause of different diseases. Most of the people are too busy in their work life that they don’t have time for workout or any other form of exercise.
Fitness groups are of great importance. A fitness group consists of an instructor and people who have come together for the purpose of exercise or getting fit. Studies show that fitness groups impart mental, physical and emotional benefits to the participants. A person who does exercise alone has less chances of developing these benefits while the person who is a part of fitness group or the one who exercises with a group of people has more chances of developing benefits.
Following are some benefits of being a part of fitness group;
Being in contact with people is one of the benefits of fitness group. While you are in a fitness group you are in contact with people with different fields and their common interest is to get fit. When we consider elder people, it is very difficult for them to be in contact with people and making friends, fitness group is a great opportunity for them to meet new people of similar interests and be fit.
Motivation is another benefit of being a part of fitness group. When a person exercises alone, he is most likely to lose motivation after some time but when we consider fitness groups the people keep you motivated. Another plus point of being a part of fitness group is that you are held accountable about the progress you have made.
Weight loss is also a benefit of being a part of fitness group. The instructor guides you about the exercises you have to do, which will prevent you from tissue damage if you are a beginner. Obesity is the major cause of developing other dangerous and fatal disorders like diabetes, hypertension, heart disorders, high blood pressure etc.
Mental health is also affected by joining a fitness group. Studies show that those people who do exercise in a form of group or in fitness groups have a low stress level than those people who do exercise alone or those who don’t do exercise at all.
Improvement in cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance is still another benefit of fitness group. There are variety of different kind of fitness groups like Zumba, yoga, weight lifting etc. When you find a group that will match your temper then exercising won’t be a hectic thing anymore. When you enjoy something, you are more likely to stick to it. These fitness groups will help you in cardiovascular fitness by strengthening your heart and improving blood flow. Fitness groups also help in muscular endurance. Step by step you will strengthen your muscles.
Improvement in self-esteem and confidence is also an amazing benefit of fitness groups. When you work with different people and you accomplish your task then this will give you a sense of pride which will improves your self-esteem and confidence.