Why We LOVE Online Group Fitness Classes
If you know me at all, you know I’m ALL about online group fitness classes for SO many reasons.
In fact, I recently wrote a blog post on fitness accountability and talked about how working out with a partner or group is one of the best ways to find it.
Group fitness classes are an awesome source of motivation, community, and accountability when you’re truly committed to your health and fitness.
Now, there are even more ways of getting the benefit of group fitness classes even if you can’t be there in person.
Five Benefits of GROUP FITNESS Classes
BENEFIT #1 — Group exercise classes help you take your fitness to the next level—you feed off the energy of the group and the group pushes you to do your best. When I’m in a group, I really want to put my best foot forward, so it definitely boosts my motivation.
BENEFIT #2 — Group workout classes offer structure. I don’t know about you, but I have enough things to think about all day without having to come up with my own workout. I love that the instructor does all the thinking for me!
BENEFIT #3 — Speaking of instructors, a good fitness instructor knows a lot about exercise. He or she can correct your form and make sure you’re doing the exercises in a safe way, so you won’t hurt yourself.
BENEFIT #4 — Losing weight and getting in shape can be tough if you’re trying to go it alone. At least one study shows that overweight people lose more weight when hanging out with fit friends. The longer they spend with their fit friends, the more weight they lose. That’s because healthy habits rub off!
BENEFIT #5 — As I mentioned in the accountability article (above), when you work out with others, you’re more likely to stick with it. You don’t want to be the person who flakes out on your partner or friends. If you’re committing to a healthy lifestyle, group fitness can play a big part.
I bet you’re wondering, “Well, this is all great, but what about when your gym closes due to Covid?” Or, “What if I don’t have a gym close by?” Or, “What if I can’t afford it?”
Great questions! And, I have a great answer…
Three Perks of ONLINE Group Fitness Classes
When you can’t get to the gym (or you just don’t like going to the gym), online group fitness classes are the perfect solution.
PERK #1 — One of the reasons why I absolutely LOVE Beachbody On Demand is that you’ve got a ton of popular fitness classes at the touch of a button—on your TV remote! You can do all of your favorite classes right there in your own living room—and, you’ve got access 24/7.
PERK #2 — Online fitness classes are not only convenient, they are affordable. Not everyone wants to pay for a gym membership, some of which are very expensive. With a program like Beachbody On Demand, you pay one affordable price and get access to hundreds of fitness programs AND a couple of super powerful nutrition plans (Portion Fix and 2B Mindset).
(You really can’t get into shape unless you’re willing to commit to healthy eating, too!)
PERK #3 — Online group fitness classes aren’t quite like “being there” with all your peeps, but you know what? They just got a whole lot better with true interactivity while you’re working out. How??? With Beachbody’s BODI!
BODi (pronounced “body”) is Beachbody’s new premiere program found in the Beachbody On Demand library.
It’s an add-on to the regular Beachbody On Demand program—for only $19.95 a month. And, it’s COOL!
BODi gives you access to pre-recorded classes, but you’ll also have the option of attending LIVE classes. And, the live classes are completely INTERACTIVE!
Using the cool technology called BODcast, you’ll use your smartphone camera to put yourself IN the studio.
You’ll see both yourself and others so you’re basically in class with other people. You can even get your friends to BODcast in!
You won’t actually be able to touch your friends, but you’ll see them, which helps both you and them with workout accountability.
(Are you still sad that your bestie moved away? Guess what??? Now, you can work out together!!!)
Broadcasting yourself in the student also means your fitness instructors can see you. If you’re having an issue with your form, your instructor can correct you in real time.
BODcast is a unique and amazing feature of Beachbody’s BODi program.
BODi also offers awesome music choices. You can use the instructor’s playlist or select a genre of music you like better. When you select a different music genre, you’ll get a playlist matching the beats per minute of the class you’re in. Music is so motivating!
You’ll Love Online Group Fitness Classes!
Online group fitness classes offer so many awesome benefits and they couldn’t be more convenient.
If you’re ready to commit to a new lifestyle for a fitter, healthier you, get yourself signed up for Beachbody On Demand and BODi today!
And, hey…once you’ve finished your first 10 workouts, let us know—we’ll give you a shout out in our next newsletter!
As always, if you’ve got questions or you need a helping hand with your fitness and health goals, let me know. I’d love to help you get the healthy and fit body you’ve always wanted—and, I’d love to have you in my online support group.
Just click below to message me and I’ll help you get started!