Life is busy. Between work, family, friends and running your household, it can be hard to cram in a workout. There is plenty of pressure to be strong, fit and social, all at the same time.
Enter the group workout. Group workouts are so much more than catching up or making connections over burpees. Once you’re surrounded by a community, you will find it easier to work harder than you can on your own. Working out with others will also help improve your consistency because ˜no shows” are noticed and canceling on friends will earn you an earful. Positive peer encouragement can help cut the urges to skip or quit. A little friendly competition provided by your group can also boost the intensity of your effort. Here are a couple other reasons why working out with a group will help you level up.
1.Find support and accountability
Working out as a group creates a sense of camaraderie: everyone is working towards the same goal. Group workouts exude positivity, and serve as an open invitation for people of all different ages, backgrounds, and abilities to come together in one inclusive experience. Not to mention, build passion and intention, all without judgement or expectation.
Working with others is a key life skill.This culture has made staying fit a central aspect of our social lives. Making friends and spending time with them while exercising can give everyone common ground to build stronger relationships and live a healthier lifestyle
2. Fitness and fun
One of the most commonly cited reasons people choose to attend group workouts, is because of the fun factor. Group workouts prove that the old saying “no pain, no gain,” couldn’t be further from the truth. When in reality,, an effective group workout should be more fun, than a painstaking one. .
In a world where we’ve become so dependent on mobile communication, working out with a group offers that much needed human interaction. Group workouts have the dynamics that technology will never replace. Get out of your cubicle, your car or your house and go meet other people that have a common interest just like you. You never know, you might just meet some real friends instead of the ones you find online.
Three Great Workouts You Can Do With Your Group :
TOUR THE PYRAMIDS
On your exotic tour of the fitness pyramids, you will overcome three of the most challenging circuits. Luckily, they get smaller as you progress. Complete each pyramid as a group and take a 1:00 rest between each set.
30 Box Jumps (24” Men / 20” Women)
20 Mountain Climbers
10 Bench Dips
20 Box Jumps (24” Men / 20” Women)
10 Mountain Climbers
10 Box Jumps (24” Men / 20” Women)
6 Mountain Climbers
Everything 8 AMRAP
This workout drill involves 4, 8 minute AMRAPs (As Many Rounds as Possible)
You will complete as many rounds of each circuit as possible within the 8 minutes. Record your number completed before progressing to the next circuit. This workout is 32 minutes of strength endurance.
After each 8 minute circuit, rest for 2:00 before progressing to the next one.
AMRAP 1: Upper Body
1. 10 Narrow Push Ups
2. 10 Donkey Kicks
3. 10 Hand-release Push ups
4. 20 Crab Toe Touches
AMRAP 2: Lower Body
1. 20 Lunges
2. 15 BW Squats
3. 8 Lateral Bounds
4. 20 Side Lunges
AMRAP 3: Total Body
1. 5 Kneeling plyo push up
2. 5 triangle pushups
3. 5 plank walk outs
4. 5 Squat/tuck jumps
AMRAP 4: Cardio
1. 20 High knees
2. 8 Pushup then Sprint to Cone and Back (20 M)
3. 10 Burpees
4. 20 Mountain Climbers
The Big Oval
Mark out a large circle of cones (or use sidewalk chalk to draw a circle) big enough to place eight different stations inside the circle and space for everyone in the group to perform the movement inside. You will need a timer to keep pace for each station.
Designate each station with one of the exercises below.
After completing each station, the group will run a lap around the circle before going to the next station.
Make sure everyone is exercising inside the circle leaving the outside free for runners.
The group will go through the eight stations twice to complete the workout.
For each station there is one minute of work then run a lap.
Station 1. Ski Jumps
Station 2. Kettlebell Swings
Station 3. Sandbag Thrusters
Station 4. Lunges
Station 5. Mountain Climbers
Station 6. Goblet Squat
Station 7. V-Ups Station 8. Jumping Jacks
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