World Health Organization recommends that adults must undertake 150 minutes of moderate aerobic physical activity per week. One can achieve this goal through Group Exercise Training. As it is wisely said “strength in numbers”, social influence from the group has been proven to be an effective way to keep people stick to their fitness goals.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, people are more likely to stick to their fitness goals if they work out in groups.
Anglia Ruskin University conducted research on 18 physically healthy adults walking in groups and compared them to those who either walk alone or do not walk.
The results showed that those who conducted workout sessions in the group continued with it even after six months. Professor Catherine Meads of Anglia Ruskin University said, “Walking in groups is a safe and inexpensive intervention that can be delivered easily and successfully in the community.
How group exercise can help you achieve your fitness goals
- A group gives encouragement to create a fitness goal
- A group holds each person of the group accountable for overall performance of the group
- A group activity make exercising a fun
- People in a group push each other to work out harder by cheering “You Can Do It”.
- Healthy competition among the people of a group to stay fit.
- A group motivates you to get to the work out even when you don’t want to.
- Similar ambitions of people in a group create a sense of community.
- Having a partner can even help you do exercises that you couldn’t do on your own.
People who exercise with someone they thought is better than them, increase their workout time and intensity by 200 percent. So always look for a group of efficient people.