When it comes to exercise, no pain, no gain, right?
When you’re working out, you don’t have to push yourself to the limit, in total isolation, until you DIE! As a matter of fact, you’re much more likely to achieve the results you desire if you can surround yourself with good company and enjoy yourself in the process. That’s why we’re excited to share some essential secrets to working out longer and harder while still having fun. And we don’t want you to go it alone. Here at MP USA, we strongly believe in the benefits of group exercise, and we love the strength we find in numbers.
“When I’m working out with a friend, I feel more motivated,” said Rachel, one of our Merpati Putih martial arts students. “Whenever I attend a class, I feel supported and energized, and I get much more out of my time than I would if I weren’t interacting with other people. There’s something exciting about working together toward a common goal, especially when I get such great personal results!”
As we continue today’s conversation, please keep these tips about getting fit in mind:
- Have a workout partner who is a close friend
- Group workouts increase intensity
- A little healthy competition never hurts
Why Should You Work Out With a Crowd?
“There is something to be said about the power of working out in a group…” said Brianna Steinhilber, with NBC News. “…Not only is group fitness having a moment, but it’s having a significant impact on our health, too. Research shows that the healthy actions of others rub off on us.”
Steinhilber goes on to list many advantages of exercising “in a pack.” These include more personal motivation and commitment, a higher competitive edge, an increased release of endorphins, and more. “There’s a bond that is created when a group struggles, sweats, fights, and grinds their way through a tough workout,” Michael Yabut, Training Manager and National Trainer at TITLE Boxing Club International, LLC, told Steinhilber. “I have taught hundreds of classes, from yoga to boxing, and the best part of it all is the fun that participants have in their workouts. It’s an amazing feeling to see [people] do things they never thought they could until it took the person next to them to encourage them to complete that set, rep, mile or round.”
Where Can You Enjoy These Benefits?
We live, work, and play in a community rich with opportunity. You don’t have to look very far to find a gym, a yoga studio, or even a hiking club to join, and there are classes available across the exercise spectrum. From cardiovascular fitness to weight training, you can sign up for just about anything. In fact, your biggest challenge might be simply deciding what to choose! That’s where we come in. When you work out with MP USA, you can experience a whole body workout in just one place that emphasizes both physical achievement and mental/emotional strength. In fact, there are so many health benefits to enjoy in our group fitness programs that we had to create a whole post about them!
One advantage we especially want to point out is how joining MP USA can help strengthen your family. Did you know that parents and children can build stronger bonds through martial arts practice? As children learn about respect and responsibility through their training, their relationships with their peers and parents can be elevated as well.
MP USA is currently promoting our Family Martial Arts Program, and we don’t want you to miss out on a single workout! If you’re ready for us to share even more of our secrets to working out longer and harder while still having fun, please call us today!