Group exercise encompasses a lot of different types of activities, ranging from spinning, Zumba, yoga, and more! However, simply put it just means that you are attending a class with other people for workouts that are led by a trainer or an instructor. There are many types of group exercises for all fitness levels and different physical needs.
It might seem more troublesome having to leave the house to head for your workout class, especially if it involves committing to a fixed timing every single week. Nevertheless, there are many reasons why group exercise is one of the best ways for older adults to be more active in their lives – read on to find out more.
Getting Feedback from Others
One of the most valuable parts of group exercise that you will not experience working out alone is the feedback. This might not seem like a significant benefit, but it is actually a very important one. As you and your loved ones grow older, there is a higher chance of getting injured or overstraining yourselves. Working out with others means that you will have another set of eyes making sure that you have the right form when exercising, or someone to suggest an easier alternative when you are struggling.
Whether it is with your instructor or the others in your group, this will give you much greater guidance and security as you go through your full practice.
Signing up for a group exercise isn’t a magical cure for all your fitness troubles. Your groupmates and instructor aren’t going to drag you out of your house to complete a workout. However, it does introduce a greater sense of accountability by sticking to a schedule. Especially since most classes do not allow people in after a certain period, it motivates you to set time aside each week to complete a workout. Furthermore, once you are actually in the class itself, you are more likely to finish the entire workout without procrastination.
Making Friends and a Sense of Community
One of the greatest benefits of group exercise is the social community that comes along with it. As individuals grow older, it is possible to experience higher levels of social isolation. In going for group exercises, it increases your and your loved ones’ interactions with other like-minded individuals. This creates more opportunities for friendships and special bonds to be formed, creating a better and more well-rounded support system,
Dimensions Health & Fitness at Discovery Village At Deerwood
Our team of dedicated professionals at Discovery Living truly believes that it is important for our residents to stay physically active and stimulated even during retirement. This is why we introduced the Dimensions Health & Fitness program as part of our exclusive senior living programs.
By seeking a placement in our senior living community, you are gaining access to the many senior-specific programs that are specially designed to stimulate your body, mind, and soul. In doing so, we try to do our best to make your life as carefree, convenient, and worry-free as possible. To find out more about what else we offer or senior living options that are available, contact us today to find out more to schedule a tour to witness our amazing community for yourself.