If you don’t want to workout alone, or you struggle to stay motivated without someone else there to push and guide you, there are plenty of fitness classes to join. Whether you're a beginner at the gym or you just don't have much fitness knowledge, group fitness classes may be your solution. There are lots of different classes to choose from whether you’re going alone, or with a friend. Here are some of the most popular fitness classes, explained:
What are the benefits of going to fitness classes?
There are many reasons why joining a fitness class is far better than going it alone:
Group fitness classes are a lot of fun, with upbeat music and a great workout with a group of like-minded people motivating each other along the way. It's an enjoyable way to exercise, and you’re less likely to skip sessions if you sign up (and pay) in advance. And invite a friend, or pop the class in your calendar like any other appointment so you stick to it.
What are the best apps for cross training?
Having a few useful apps on your phone can really help you reach your fitness goals. There are many apps which can help with cross training, such as Nike+ Run Club which is a tool for runners with GPS tracking, and Endomondo which gives ‘audio encouragement’ to motivate you during your bike rides. And not forgetting Decathlon Coach which uses a vocal coach to guide you throughout your workouts and measures your activity.
There are also apps which focus more on building muscle mass, as well as helping you to stick to a healthy diet. Here are a few to choose from: