There are nearly as many different ways to exercise as there are people. That’s obviously a bit hyperbolic, but there really are a myriad of ways for people to stay active and in great shape. You can go running a handful of times each week. Running builds up the muscles in your legs and improves your cardiovascular health. For those who don’t like the pounding that running puts on their joints, there’s swimming. It’s great for building up the muscles throughout the entire body, and it doesn’t put much pressure on the joints in a person’s body. Other people prefer to ride their bike to get their cardiovascular exercise, while walking is sufficient for others. On top of these, there are various fitness classes that people can take, from group classes to kickboxing classes. People can also put themselves through various boot camps where they’ll jump onto boxes, jump rope, do push-ups and sit-ups, and a bunch of other unique exercises targeted at specific portions of their body. The point here is that there’s something out there for everyone. If you don’t like one form of exercise, just give another one a try. You’re bound to find something that you’ll enjoy eventually.
Of all of the different forms of exercise available to people, there are few that are more effective and enjoyable than strength training classes. Let’s dive a bit deeper into that first point, namely that such classes are effective. The great thing about strength training classes is that you get a good cardio workout while also building muscle. That’s because you’re doing a bunch of weightlifting exercises in a row while also moving around and getting your heart rate up. The types of exercises that you do in such classes will change from class to class, but you’ll usually have a small bar with some weights on it that you move around in different ways. You might push the weight over your head ten times while also stepping onto a box, or you might curl the weight while squatting up and down. This gets your heart rate up much like running, but it also tones and strengthens the arms, shoulders, core, and back of a person. It’s an incredibly effective workout. The bonus is that such classes can be as short as 30 minutes yet still provide incredible results.
On top of being incredibly effective, most strength training classes are also enjoyable. They’re certainly more enjoyable than working out by yourself. Why are these classes so much fun? You get to listen to uplifting and energizing music while you work out, you’re working out with other people, and you’re being led through various challenging and unique exercises by a trained instructor. All of this makes for an enthusiastic workout session, where people are encouraged to push themselves to do more while being given encouragement by their instructor and classmates. Sign up for a strength training class at a gym like Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping to see why so many people are taking part in this type of exercise.