You have 47 items on your to-do list — before lunch. Sometimes, you find it difficult to remember what boredom feels like, because you're way too busy for downtime, much less considering how to fill it when (and if) it ever shows up again. At the end of the day, your bed is like a lifeboat that you fall into with gratitude, knowing it'll all start up again the next day.
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One of the best parts of group exercise classes, other than the crazy-good workout you can expect, is that they’re constantly changing. Great instructors will change up their classes on a day to day basis, and they’ll also keep an eye on new trending classes, getting certified to teach the very best newcomers and bring them to you.
You’ve got your schedule figured out with work, kids and everything else, so you know exactly when you’ll have time to hit the gym. Figuring that out means you’ve already jumped one of the biggest hurdles that keeps people from sticking with an exercise program.
But now that you’ve got the time, do you work out on your own or show up to a fitness class?
There’s something the fitness equipment commercials never tell you: that treadmill, elliptical trainer, or exercise bike doubles as an excellent clothes rack. Sound familiar? For a lot of people, working out at home just doesn’t work because there are too many distractions: laundry, dirty dishes, work, and the temptation to binge-watch your favorite shows can keep you from working out.
There's plenty of value in working out certain parts of your body to build muscle in those areas (we're looking at you, triceps). But when it comes to efficiency and results, a full-body workout can take you new levels of endurance, flexibility, strength, and skills.
Many gyms rely on an adults-only environment when it comes to training and classes, and relegate kids to daycare or “freeform group exercise” that's mainly running around in an open space.
But with the decline in physical education classes at school, giving kids the opportunity to build skills and enjoy fitness and well-being has become more important than ever. Here are three reasons that your gym should offer exercise classes that focus on youth fitness: