Every Saturday, the fitness center offers group classes.
There are all different types of classes, including indoor cycling, high intensity interval training, pilates, yoga and Zumba.
For a long time, I attended every group class that fit into my schedule. I preferred a group setting rather than attempting to workout on my own. I like to work with a knowledgeable trainer, who can guide me through a variety of exercises. I have found that I get more out of a workout when there is someone pushing me. I also tend to compete against the other members of the class. However, a few weeks ago, the aerobics class that I was supposed to attend was cancelled without any warning. I was at the gym, all set to exercise, and wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself. I didn’t want to skip my fitness program entirely. I decided to make use of the time and try out the various machines. There are rows of treadmills, stationary bike, ellipticals, rowing machines and all sorts of strength training machines. I was a little intimidated. I thought that I might struggle to figure out how to use the machines. There are very clear instructions and even pictures that show how to work everything. Most of the controls are self-explanatory. I found that I liked using the machines. I still managed to motivate myself. I think that trying new things was great for working different muscles and inspiring me. Because of this experience, I have started working out on my own two or three days per week. While I still enjoy the fitness classes, I have found something else that is equally beneficial to my physical fitness.