Strength training is one of the best ways to get strong, lean and toned but stepping onto the weights floor can be intimidating. You start to question what exercises are the most effective. How do you work the weights machines? Do you even know how much weight you should (or could) be lifting?
Going it alone on the gym floor can be a recipe for disaster. If you’re lacking supreme focus, drive and motivation, chances are you’ll walk away from a solo strength training session feeling uninspired, unfatigued and as a result, unchanged.
Research shows that there’s real power in numbers and group strength training is the way to go.
Get Fit Together, a study conducted by Dr. Jinger Gottschall and Pennsylvania State University engaged 25 people in a 30-week group fitness program. This group followed the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for physical activity (a combination of cardio, strength and flexibility exercise). BODYPUMP™ group fitness classes were the primary source of strength training.