5 tips for making the most of classes
We’ve all been there: attending the same fitness class every week, seeing the same people but never making any progress. What more can you do?
- Tip 1 - Keep your goals in mind
- Tip 2 - Figure out what you like
- Tip 3 - Technique
- Tip 4 - Increase resistance
- Tip 5 - Try something new
Tip 1 - Plan your classes - always keep your goals in mind
Know why you’re going to the class and what you want to get out of it.
The harder you work, the better your results.
We naturally gravitate towards what we’re good but rather than doing Body Pump 4 times in a week, try this:
- Monday - BodyPump
- Tuesday - Spin
- Thursday - Circuitsor BodyPump
- Friday - BodyAttack, Boxercise or Ride,
Why not book in with a member of the fitness team to plan your workouts? The options are limitless and the results will be amazing.
Tip 2 - Figure out what you like
Sometimes we need a guiding hand to step out of our comfort zone and try new things for the first time. That’s why classes are great.
If you enjoy cardio and are happy to do this on your own, choose a resistance class such as BodyPump. Alternatively, if you like resistance training you should try a Ride or BodyAttack class.
Tip 3 - Technique
If you’re struggling in a class our instructors will provide less intense options. Just ask – that’s what they’re there for.
Most clubs run technique classes which are a great way to learn correct technique. You can also show up to your class a few minutes early and talk to your instructor. Alternatively, ask for a complimentary session with a personal trainer.
Tip 4 - Increase resistance
Don’t be afraid to increase the resistance in classes such as Ride or BodyPump. Too little resistance is the main reason for lack of results from classes.
Tip 5 - Variety is the spice of life
For continual results always vary your classes. Sticking to the same class week in, week out can result in…
- over-use injuries
- the body adapting to what you do, hence you get fewer results. A different stimulus will prompt change and results
Speak to a member of the fitness team or your clubs Group Fitness Manager for more advice.