Exercise is important for everyone to get, but it's something many people don't engage in often enough. It's not always easy to develop an exercise habit, but doing something like joining a group exercise class can make a huge difference. If you've been curious about group exercise but haven't tried to join a class just yet, here's why now is the best time to change that.
Most people, to one extent or another, are primarily housebound at this point when they're not at work or doing chores. With the on-going pandemic, spending time outside of your home in another building isn't always the safest thing for your health. Unfortunately, though, this tends to result in people being more cooped up than ever, getting less exercise in the process. Group exercise classes can help with this.
Group exercise is great because the classes can be held outdoors just as well as indoors. By spreading out a little bit and doing the class in the open air, you can rest easy knowing that you're following the CDC's guidelines while still getting social time and time out of the house.
Learn the Right Way
A constant advantage of group exercise is that it's much easier to learn whether or not you're performing an exercise correctly. By joining in group exercise, you can see examples all around you of what exactly your pose and movements should be like. This makes a big difference over doing something like staring at a screen and trying to copy it. This is especially true since a screen can only present a 2D image to you - while shifting perspectives with the camera can help, it's not the same thing as seeing a physical 3D person in front of you.
Finally, group exercise comes with a certain level of accountability, especially as you continue to do it. As you develop relationships with other participants, you'll want to go to class to see them. When you don't, those people might worry or wonder if you're slacking off. This can help to add to the motivation you need in order to get out of the house and actually go exercise. It's much easier to tell yourself you don't have to when you workout alone and don't have anyone acting as an accountability buddy.
With these three bonuses, it should become clear that there's no real reason to not join a group exercise class if you need to get more exercise in your life. Especially at this time, they can help you in a way that solo exercise - especially at home - just can't.