Dance has been shown to reduce stress, build physical endurance, and increase productivity. If you are looking to achieve new lifestyle and fitness goals, then adding regular exercise to your lifestyle will benefit you!
The problem that many people face when it comes to exercise is consistency. If you struggle with exercising regularly, then social group exercise is for you!
Social exercise involves attending a group class and working personally with an instructor in this environment. Group dance classes have been scientifically shown to support mental health, physical health, and personal development.
Here are the six reasons you should take a group class to achieve your new years resolutions:
The benefit of being in a class with other students and an instructor is that you will receive support. The instructor and fellow classmates can encourage you when you reach a stagnate period. They will also inspire you when are having difficulty progressing, or struggling to execute a move.
Connect with Like-Minded People
The most effective way to stay motivated and consistent is to surround yourself with people who have the same goals. Your personal goals can become very daunting when you are working at them alone. A fitness group connects you to other people who can support you and regenerate your fitness/lifestyle motivation.
Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety can really inhibit productivity and motivation. A great way to support both your personal and professional goals is to build an active lifestyle. Attending a dance, fitness, or yoga class regularly encourages mindfulness and self-appreciation. This will in turn build a positive mental relationship in all aspects of your life.
Avoids the Need to Find Time
Sometimes, we don’t want to exercise simply because we don’t know what to do. Find a style of working out that most interests you and commit yourself to that every single week. By doing so, you are removing the need to prepare and schedule time for exercise. You will be more likely to do it, knowing that you have already blocked off un-interrupted time in your busy week to invest in your health. Instructors will prepare the classes, give you new ideas, and support your growth. Each week all you must do is show up, and your instructor will take care of the rest! This makes exercising that much less time consuming.
Holds You Accountable
There’s just something about seeing people who look forward to seeing you! Each week, you and your classmates can expect that you will break a sweat together. Group classes keep you accountable to your goals because your presence in a class will be noticed AND missed. A structured group class encourages your attendance because you know you have paid for that time in advance and may as well make the most of it. A lack of structure and commit may lead you to convince yourself that you will make up this missed time at the gym. However, this gets tricky because all of a sudden, exercise will become unimportant and you will have missed weeks or even months before you know it!
Keeps You Structured
Tasks that have been blocked out in advance are much more likely to be completed. A group class provides structure as the classes are at the same time, regularly, and weekly. Think of it like a university class, if the classes where whenever you wanted to go, you would probably attend a quarter of the classes, but you will regularly attend smaller classes in blocked periods. The same is true for group exercise – the structure they provide encourages regular participation and attendance.
I hope this list has given you some ideas on how to further your fitness and lifestyle goals. Soul Connexion is a community of people becoming healthier and stronger together. Experience our studio culture and discover why more people are choosing Soul Connexion! Visit us today and check out our dance, yoga, and fitness classes.
Author: Akech Mabior