Group fitness classes are a great way to stay active, make friends and keep yourself on the right track

Group fitness classes


Group fitness classes are a great way to stay active, make friends, and keep yourself on the right track. At Countryside YMCA, we have a variety of classes you can take, from boxing to cycling spin, Pilates, and more.

We encourage all of our members to give our group fitness classes a try. Why? Because you can learn a lot about yourself when exercising with others. Here's what group fitness can teach you:


You're Stronger Than You Think

When you exercise alone, it's easy to underestimate just how far you can go or how hard you can push yourself.

Group classes motivate and encourage you to perform at your best. When you exercise with others, you naturally push yourself to keep up with the group.

Encouragement and motivation from both the instructor and other classmates can help you really take your workouts to the next level.

When you accomplish things that you never thought were possible, it motivates you to stay on track and continue your fitness journey. Reaching those milestones and goals teaches you that you really are stronger than you think.


You Can Enjoy Exercise

Group fitness is fun. When you enjoy something, you're more likely to keep doing it. If running on the treadmill has you feeling like a hamster on a wheel, then group classes may be just what you need to reinvigorate your motivation.

Sure, you'll work hard and push yourself, but you'll also enjoy some good laughs and make new friends along the way.

When you find a class that you love, you'll find that it is possible to enjoy exercise. In fact, you'll look forward to each session. All of those positive experiences will change your perspective about working out.

If exercise feels like a chore, group fitness can help you develop a more positive outlook.


You Can Stay Motivated

When it comes to fitness training, motivation isn't always easy to come by. But when you're enjoying yourself and seeing results from your group fitness class, it's much easier to stay on track.

If you've tried and failed to stick to an exercise routine, group fitness can show that it is possible to stay motivated. You have what it takes to reach your goals and see results.


You Can Accomplish Anything You Put Your Mind To

When people join fitness classes, they often feel intimidated at the start. If you're a beginner, you may be feeling the same way. You may not know how to perform certain exercises, or you may be worried that a class will push you far beyond your limits.

Group fitness is about more than just exercise – it's also about learning and progressing. By watching, learning and working with your instructor, you learn the proper way to perform exercises. You also realize that the only limits that you have are the ones that you put on yourself.

Group fitness is a fun way to stay active and try new forms of exercise. But it can also teach you a few important life lessons. We encourage you to try one of our classes to see the benefits of group fitness for yourself.