From kickboxing and Zumba to boot camps and spinning, group exercise offers a myriad of benefits which contribute to your physical and mental health – beyond the loud music and shouting. 

1. You become part of a tribe
Group exercise gets your butt off the couch and out of the house to meet people in your community, who have similar lifestyle goals. You build up camaraderie with each other and can even form lasting friendships – your fab fitness family!

2. You stay on the right track
Working out with a group is a great way to help motivate yourself and others to dig deeper and push harder in workouts. You don’t have to think or plan your workout – the instructor does all that for you. All you have to do is show up. And in a group, not showing up is more difficult to do as everyone else is expecting to see you. 

3. You get that fierce body back
There are so many different group workouts available out there so you can try a few to find one that’s best suited to your goals, fitness level and enjoyment. It’s far less intimidating trying something new in a group than it is by yourself. The fitness instructor is also there to show you proper form and guide you to do the exercises correctly, which allows you to get the most out of the workout and avoid potential injury. 

Bonus: It’s fun!
The experience of a group exercise class can lead to increased levels of endorphins – those awesome hormones that make us feel so good. The combination of music, encouragement from the instructor, more effort and being with other people, helps your body to release more endorphins which leaves you buzzing and feeling great after a class. 

Try this out now! Sign up for a 7-day free trial at any Curves gym in South Africa. Incredible classes for incredible women! 

Or try Adventure Boot Camp’s free 1-day trial. If you love it – and we know you will – why not join their 12-week Journey to Summer  programme and get fit in time for the festive season!