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What Are The Benefits of Joining Group Fitness Classes

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If you get bored or lonely when you go to the gym by yourself, these things might persuade you to join a group fitness class soon. 
 
Higher levels of endorphins or happy hormones
A 2015 study published in the Biology of Letters reveals that performing a physical activity in groups helps you produce high levels of endorphins, commonly called the happy hormones. This instantly releases a mild sense of euphoria, which comes with many bonuses for you, including enhancing your mood. The upbeat music and the chance to socialise and be surrounded by like-minded people are just some contributing factors that are said to lead to this benefit. 
 
Gives you a sense of structure
A group fitness class is especially beneficial for first-time gym goers who have no idea how to spend time in the facility. It is also a great way to get the most out of each visit. Most group fitness classes provide you a complete, full-body workout already. They all come with a warm-up at the beginning and a cool down time towards the end. These steps are super important to do every time you exercise for the sake of your heart and your muscles.
 
Helps you learn proper form and prevent injuries 
Most people learn by example. An article by Harvard Heart Letter suggests that people who join group fitness classes have a lower likelihood of developing injuries. It helps that there are fellow participants to watch and follow. The instructor usually roams around the room to correct form of everyone in the class. 
 
Keeps you more motivated and inspired to workout regularly 
Despite the many wonderful benefits that a regular exercise routine brings, it can take a lot of courage and motivation for some people to will themselves to the gym and workout. This is where joining group classes in your 24-hour gym can help. Joining a group fitness class can pave the way to meeting new people and building friendships that will last. These new found fitness friends can help you become accountable to your fitness routines and achieve your goals eventually. 
 
Workout with your buddies or make new friends in a group fitness class any time you wish to with ATLAS Gyms. 

ATLAS is a 24-hour gym that operates as a personal training and fitness centre in Chippenham town centre. For more information on membership and available classes, please call us on 01249 248219 56 or email us at enquiries@atlasgyms.com. One of our friendly team members will be in touch with you shortly.