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Debunking The Fitness Class Myth

Updated: Dec 16, 2018

Have you ever left what you thought would be a good workout class sore in all the wrong places? Or did you question the effectiveness of the class as it was at capacity and therefore little to no one-on-one time with the instructor?

Join the club, because many people have experienced this when attending overbooked fitness classes led by an average instructor at the local gym or fitness center chain throughout Manhattan. If this has happened to you, Fitness NYC can help you as your goals of getting fit may not come in the form of “spinning wheels” from class to class, but instead by way of working one-on-one with a highly skilled, certified and licensed personal trainer selected specifically for you.

There are a few things to be aware of if you are considering attending workout classes. The first and most important thing to keep in mind is: Safety. Many fitness classes in New York City take place in large rooms, are dimly lit, and are crowded. As a result, each attendee will unlikely receive feedback from the instructor as to whether they are using good exercise form or technique with each movement. This could potentially propose increased injury risk depending on the class’ difficulty level and possible close quarters based on room size and occupancy.

If you have concerns about safety, would like to limit potential injury from taking a fitness class, and would like to start seeing results based on your workouts, a personal trainer will help you reach your goals quickly.

Not all trainers are considered equal and Fitness NYC’s highly skilled, certified and licensed professionals will help you reduce your chance of injury and will encourage results with a customized step-by-step plan of action.

Working one-on-one with a great personal trainer can also help you learn the correct form and techniques for fitness classes you intended to take in the future ensuring limited risk of injury. If you are under the instruction of a personal fitness coach, and you enjoy taking workout classes from time to time, it will likely increase your results and overall experience as your trainer will teach you how to maintain efficient, proper form and habits during workouts.

Another factor to keep in mind when considering taking a fitness class in New York City is: Effectiveness. You can take as many classes as you want, but to get the results you are looking for, you need to make sure you are choosing the right workouts and overall exercise program.

Working out and fitness classes are not a one size fits all solution whereas some individuals may require specific exercises and workout routines and others require a completely different regimen. Also, not to mention each individual has their own goals and may not understand the nuances of customized fitness programs. This is where an expert personal trainer can be the difference between you looking and feeling how you want versus giving it your all and putting in a ton of time, effort and money for classes without seeing the results you desire.

Maintaining a consistent workout practice is not easy. It takes establishing a day-to-day routine, which is challenging for most people when introducing a fitness program and new diet plan into their already hectic NYC lives. To combat this challenge it takes: Accountability. A personal coach is the perfect solution for helping someone stick to a developed workout plan constructed specifically for them and will propel them to their desired goals.

Have you ever taken a fun workout class with the intention of returning, yet not finding the motivation to make it to the next scheduled class? Maybe because the class was packed with other attendees, you didn’t feel as though the instructor was able to provide individual attention, or life just got in the way.

If any of these thoughts have crossed your mind, a Fitness NYC trainer will help you get on the right track to achieving your goals. If you genuinely enjoy fitness classes from time to time your personal trainer will help guide you to making the most of each workout class in-between your one-on-one training sessions. In addition to making sure you avoid injuries and your workout program is effective, a personal fitness coach will hold you accountable to living up to the commitment it takes to meet your objectives.


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