Tired of aerobics? Is running too lonely for you? Are you someone who hates going outdoor to exercise? Then maybe joining a gym is the right move. Modern gyms have been opened up to welcome people from all walks of life and fitness levels. It has evolved from a torture chamber to a place where people go to have fun and maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re planning to join a gym, here some classes to consider:
1. Spinning Classes
Stationary bikes have become lean and mean workout machines because of spinning classes. They usually run for an hour and is accompanied by music. However, this class is no casual afternoon bike ride. The music dictates the pace and intensity of the workout, and students find themselves drenched in sweat after each session.
2. Zumba Classes
Zumba combines dance, fun choreography and major aerobic exercise. It is a mixture of latin dance, hip-hop, reggae and some others. The pace usually starts slow during the first couple of songs but the workout increases in intensity as the class progresses. The good news is that this class is also kind to beginners. You can work at your own pace and just have fun dancing. This is a popular class at the gym, so you might have to sign up for class an hour or so ahead of schedule.
3. Yoga Classes
Yoga has transcended the meditative monk image and is now popular even among young adults. Apart from relieving stress and tension, yoga also tones the body and makes it limber. People who take yoga classes several times a week have enjoyed a happier disposition, healthier immune system, and a very toned physique. It may take a while for you to get used the poses or asanas in yoga class, but practice does makes perfect.
4. Pilates Classes
Like yoga, Pilates is another strengthening exercise that involves a routine of poses and movements. Pilates will correct your breathing as well as your posture. This class is recommended for people who need to work on strengthening their back and abdominal muscles. The equipment used are medicine balls, rings, and other small objects.
5. Boxing Classes
Boxing classes are not just for men who need to punch something at the end of a long, stressful day. Women sign up for boxing classes too as a form of self-defense training as well as to get fit. For beginners, bulk of your training will include cardiovascular exercises like jump rope, spinning, running or swimming. Boxing classes are normally one-on-one and may require a small additional fee.
These five are just some of the classes or activities that you can enjoy when you sign up for gym membership. Choose carefully don’ t be afraid to be behind the pack. Be kind to yourself and try to have fun. Going to the gym isn’t supposed to be some form of torture. Loosen up and enjoy!