Going to the gym on your own is great, but if you want to put your time to better use then it is time to bring in the big guns.  Personal trainers are what the pros use for good reason, they work.  There is a reason why celebrities are in the best shape and athletes are setting tremendous records.  A personal trainer has stood behind them, pushing them with motivation and knowledge in ways that we simply can’t reach on our own.

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In fact, this is so true that personal trainers often call on other personal trainers to train them.  Just because you understand fitness and nutrition does not mean you know-it-all or know where you are going wrong – this second opinion could make a significant difference.  The problem for many, however, is that at $100 to $1000 or more per hour, personal trainers are not cheap.  The good news is that Male Health Facts has a quick gym hack to get the results on a dime!

Keep reading to find out why group fitness classes are the key to men’s health!

Group Fitness Classes Are Affordable

If you are not a mechanic, you probably shouldn’t be tinkering with your car.  The same goes for your fitness and health.  If you aren’t a qualified gym instructor, are you really qualified to decide your own regiment at the gym? Many gyms host free classes to members, where you can attend for absolutely nothing.  Now we can all afford that price! If your gym charges a fee, it will be significantly less than a one-on-one training session with a private trainer.

Many gyms like Equinox and Crunch are known for offering top-notch classes.  So, do not be afraid to pick up a schedule next time you check in at the front desk.  Alternatively, you can sign up for ClassPass, which costs between $79-$125 per month depending on what city you live in.  ClassPass offers access to unlimited group fitness classes from a network of boutique studios, replacing the need for a regular gym.

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Group Fitness Classes Reduce Injuries

Unlike working out on your own, group classes benefit you with an intricate support system.  Your class buddy will become your pillar, as you will become for them.  If someone sees that you are making a mistake or putting yourself at risk, the informal class situation makes it easier to approach each other, and make the correct adjustments that prevent injuries.

Having good form cannot be stressed enough because it makes your workout more effective.  One of the benefits of having an instructor is that they will demonstrate proper form and correct yours, if need be.  Remember, it is in the best interest of the instructor that no one gets hurt.

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Group Fitness Classes Help You Stay Motivated

One of the biggest factors of attending a gym class is undoubtedly the motivation.  Even if you never speak to another person, knowing that someone will know you are missing (your instructor) through to getting pumped up with the team has been proven to get better results than going at it alone.  You will get long-term results with better personal bests when you workout in a class.  It is as simple as that!

First, you are less likely to slack off when you are with a group of people.  However, perhaps even more so, classes can bring out your competitive side.  After all, if the guy next to you can do 20 reps, so can you.  Spin studios such as FlyWheel even encourage friendly competition by displaying real time stats on a class leaderboard.

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Have you attended a group fitness class?  Would you attend one?  Watch this video and let us know what you think about working out in a team!