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Do You Take Group Exercise Classes Regularly?

I like to take a group exercise class when I feel myself hitting the inevitable fitness wall. When I just can't imagine one more step on the treadmill then I'll sign myself up for a new class such as cardio kick boxing or pole dancing. I always have a blast but sometimes I just can't seem to fit them in my weekly schedule.

What about you guys, do you take group exercise classes regularly?


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itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 9 years
i took dance classes for 15 years, but for some reason i can't stand aerobics classes.
AMP AMP 9 years
I took my first class this past weekend, a jazz/latin dance aerobic class. It was a lot of fun and I want to start taking more classes. I looked over my gym's class schedule last night and found quite a few that I want to try. I'm scared that I'm not going to do very well in them, but why not at least give them a try.
rscarter rscarter 9 years
I teach a weight lifting class called "Power Pump". It doesn't require anymore time out of my day since I work out anyway, but it does force me to change things up more than I would normally (as the customers require that). That has resulted in a firmer, more in shape me. And I get paid for that. I love it!
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I feel completely intimidated by them.
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
I do take them once in a while, but not regularly... they're fun but at my gym the instructors speak Dutch (and I don't!) so I prefer excercise DVDs at home.
ibron ibron 9 years
Bodypump and Bodycombat - I try to do twice a week of each. The only time I don't make it is if I am working during those hours. On those days the gym will have to suffice. I love both classes and sometimes I find being in a class is the only way to make sure I am working out continuously for an hour. On my own, I tend to take longer breaks between sets and when I can't get the equipment I need I start losing interest.
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 9 years
Fortunately, where I work offers free classes. I go to yoga and pilates twice a week. They have replaced my afternoon coffee and I feel so much more energized.
maya622 maya622 9 years
I need group ex to stay motivated, especially when it comes to weight training. I seriously can't miss my Monday evening cardio kickboxing class. I guess I just feel like I have more motivation and workout harder in a group setting. I get really distracted and don't push myself as hard on the elliptical and treadmill.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I love taking Hip Hop/Jazz and Pilates classes. I'm regular with it because they are very motivating and make the time fly by!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Just got back from a "total body toning" class; Pilates and Upper Body classes come later in the week. I really enjoy the group classes to keep me motivated and to add variety to my morning workouts.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
I do spinning, a boot camp class, and Club Strength (weights class) regularly. Other than that I just run, so I'm on my own. However, if I get bored or I don't feel like working out, then I'll try a different class. I burn more calories running 5 miles than I would in a 45 minute step class, but if I'm too lazy to motivate myself to run, I'll burn more calories going to step class than sitting on my ass watching tv.
RobinSparkles RobinSparkles 9 years
Classes really help to mix up my workouts, so I try to fit in a couple Spinning classes, Group Power (weights) and sometimes Group Kick. Having an instructor really helps to keep me motivated.
telewyo telewyo 9 years
Spinning, Yoga and Weights! The group classes make me go regularly because I have friends in them so I feel more accountable because they always ask where you were when you miss it. If it's just me going to work out on the elliptical I can come up with a billion excuses not to go.
Punkingirl Punkingirl 9 years
Yes! Spinning, Yoga, and Hip Hop.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i do!! they are fun i think! :) hehe
Sarah10563 Sarah10563 9 years
Body Pump!! 3-4 times a week, and I love Body flow but I have a harder time fitting it into my schedule.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
No I don't. But I do want to start doing something like that soonish with ym boyfriend...maybe salsa classes!!!
steviasweet steviasweet 9 years
Most group exercise classes turn me off-there's always that jockeying for a spot thing, with that one person who has to invade your space. Outdoor boot camps are great though!
hllrbackgirl hllrbackgirl 9 years
I haven't gone to any regularly. But I have decided to take advantage of the group classes my university offers once I return from break. Why pass up free classes?
Tutta Tutta 9 years
I like group classes but our schedules don't always mesh. I do want to start taking the yoga class at my gym on Thursdays!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
No because the scheduling is all off.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I used to do spinning all the time, but recently my gym switched from allowing reservations to first come/first served. I just don't have time right to get there a half hour early, and it's been so busy since New Year's, so it's back to running or my elliptical until things slow down.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Not precisely "exercise" classes, but I take flamenco dance classes every week, generally one in choreography and one in technique (which is more akin to a traditional exercise class, I guess).
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
I try to take spinning and boot camp classes as often as i can. Definitely keeps me from getting bored.
syako syako 9 years
I take Pilates at least twice a week. I love it and it's great having something scheduled like that because I always know my tuesday's and thursday's are busy.
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