Tips For Joining a New Fitness Class
Get out of your comfort zone and sign up for a fitness class that challenges you in a fun, exciting way and you won’t regret it.
Courtney Cornwall, Outrun Gravity
Whether you’re interested in yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, kickboxing, cycling, or Zumba, attending fitness classes is a great way to get your body moving in ways you may be unfamiliar with.
If you are apprehensive to step out of your comfort zone and work out in a public group setting, here are some tips to make your first class a breeze:
Arrive early – especially for your first class!
It is natural to feel uneasy or anxious about attending a new fitness class – especially if you are unfamiliar with the location or are going alone. Planning to arrive early will immediately ease most of your nerves for your first class. You will have plenty of time to find the location and get settled before the instructor gets started and you will get the first pick of your spot!
Try out different times to see what works best for you.
The time that some people prefer to work out may not be ideal for you – that’s why they make classes all day and night. If you’re new to workout classes, it is beneficial to attend on different days and at different times to see what you prefer. You may notice that your energy levels vary throughout the day or your personality is more compatible with people who work out in the late morning instead of after dinner. The best way to learn what you like is to try.
Make plans to work out with friends.
A friendly face is one of the best ways to ease yourself into an unfamiliar situation, especially when you are on the same level as them – AKA complete novices or seasoned athletes. Going to a new workout class with friends is a great reminder to not take yourself too seriously because everyone is there to focus on themselves.
Get out of your comfort zone and sign up for a fitness class that challenges you in a fun, exciting way and you won’t regret it. For more tips to stay active and get healthy, head to the Outrun Gravity website today.