With the number of home exercise programmes out there these days, it may be tempting to skip gym classes altogether. After all, what is the point of going off to a class when you can do the same workout at home?
It’s About Support
The major disadvantage of exercising at home is that you have no support. In a class at your London Bridge gym, you will have an instructor that is watching to ensure that you are doing the exercises properly.
Doing the exercises properly is vital to get the best benefits and, since you cannot watch yourself exercise, having the instructor backing you up is important.
The second form of support comes from the other members of your health club in SE1 London Bridge. If you are exercising alone at home, it is easy enough to put off exercising or skip it altogether.
When, however, you have to answer to the other members in your team, you will find that you are less likely to want to back out. It has been scientifically proven that people that exercise with a partner or group are more likely to stick to the programme and so achieve better results.
Are you Disciplined Enough?
As an extension of what was said above, you should also consider whether or not you really will push yourself as hard if you are at home alone.
When you are in a class, you are spurred on by the other members and motivated to push yourself by the instructor. When you are at home alone, there is no one to compete with and not as much reason to push yourself.
Successfully pushing yourself when you are at home takes a great amount of willpower and determination.
It is Social
Lastly, but not least, is the social act of attending classes. You get to bond with your fellow participants and this makes the exercise less of a problem.
In general, it is clear that gym classes are as important today as they have always been.
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