Need to lose weight? Join a group fitness program!
Posted Sep 03 2008 7:50pm
Let's face it, you already know you have to exercise frequently and intensely to lose weight and get in shape, but going to the gym by yourself can suck sometimes. Maybe it is boring, maybe it is intimidating or maybe you just don't know what to do. Either way, if you have personal reasons not to go to the gym it can be hard to follow a regular exercise regime.
My fiance is like this; she wants to workout but just hates the gym. She finds it boring and is intimidated to do train by herself so she has to do whatever I am doing. For cases like hers I find that fun, friendly group fitness classes are the best bet. A group fitness program can become a social event where you look forward to seeing your workout buddies and going through a challenging training session together. My fiance and I did a boot camp together in July and we didn't miss a single workout! Now that is great, but in August she did not train once. Why, because she always had an excuse not to go to the gym. So what did I do? I signed her and I up in a group fitness class, a kettlebell class to be exact held by the same guy that ran the boot camp.
His name is Marty Hansen from M-2Sport.ca and she loves his classes. Now she is all excited and can't wait to go train with him and his group. Go figure! Oh well, whatever works right? You may be in the same boat, it might not be exercising that you hate it might just be that you hate exercising alone.
I recommend you find a friend and convince them to join a boot camp or some other fitness program with you. Make it a social event where you can meet new people, have fun, and get a great workout too!