Podcast: Choosing a group fitness class

Love the idea of just turning up to the gym and not needing to think about what you’ll do? Group fitness is for you.

Whether you are looking for strength building, cardio fitness, better balance and flexibility, or almost anything else, gym classes have you covered. You can even find specialised classes like heavy metal yoga or roller-fit if you want to do something super specific.

But if you aren’t sure what you want to do in a class, the array of choices can be daunting. In this episode of the podcast, we’re tapping into Dave’s extensive knowledge of group fitness. He provides a simple, straightforward overview of different class types and formats so you can make a choice that you’re more likely to enjoy.

Have a listen and learn:

  • What you can expect from some of the biggest “brands” in group fitness
  • What is the difference between choreographed and freestyle classes, and the pros and cons of each
  • How different classes focus on different elements of fitness (e.g. strength, cardio, etc.)
  • How to get the most out of your class

Saving the best for last… We wrap the episode by talking about a really important point. Doing any class for the first time can be really scary. Some of us (yes, hello, me) are not coordinated and do NOT want to be seen doing it wrong. It’s so normal to feel like this, even if you’re a regular exerciser. Dave walks us through the steps you can easily take to make starting the class way less scary. You might even have fun! 😉

Group fitness really is it’s own world. But like any other sort of exercise, try it once and the second time becomes way easier – mentally and physically! Jump over to the podcast here and find out where group fitness can take you.

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