The health benefits of working out with a crowd.

The health benefits of working out with a crowd. - Boardgains

Crowds create illusions on a normal day this can actually be negative but not when you are working out in a group. It is during a group workout or a Bootcamp that the strength in numbers is felt and this is why.

Increase your commitment to a fitness routine

Workouts with others improve consistency because they involve a commitment. ‘No shows’ and cancellations get noticed by others and positive peer pressure can help curtail the urges to skip a workout … or quit.”

An incentive to work harder

Have you heard of The Köhler Effect? This is the idea that no one wants to be the weakest link in a group setting. When it comes to fitness, this translates to pushing yourself harder when tasked with working out with people who are fitter than you.

Makes you competitive

Who doesn't like healthy competition? When working alongside others, we all get a little bit competitive. The incentive to be better or even win comes out which is a plus as it ensures consistency as well as forms the good habit of exercising which we all need.

Creates support and accountability

Teamwork makes the dream work right? Exercising in a group not only festers friendship but also provides both emotional and physical support  that is most of the time needed by the different team members.

It's common to hear "see you next week" after a group workout. Most participants look forward to the next encounter — this might be because we will see Sally or due to fitness-related goals  either way t is a win-win scenario for both the  physical and mental state of health.”

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