Gym classes: What options are there?
From traditional step aerobic classes to slightly more “out there” classes that are unique to particular gyms, there’s a huge amount of choice when it comes to gym classes. Whatever your fitness goals, you’re sure to find a class that will be fun and beneficial to you. Find out more about some of the popular options and how they can help you to get fitter, healthier and stronger.
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Are you wondering whether it’s worth taking advantage of some of the classes your gym offers? Or maybe you’ve been thinking of choosing a gym based on its choice of classes but you’re not sure what kind of class will work best for you? Either way, we’ve got you covered. We’ve discussed some of the classes you can find at different gyms and the benefits of getting involved.
The benefits of gym classes
Your fitness goals will be the biggest factor here and, depending on the type of class you join, the benefits can include getting fitter and stronger or improving your wellbeing. Classes that are based around specific activities can also have targeted benefits such as toning certain areas of your body.
Beyond the fitness side of things, group classes can have other benefits, including:
- A structured approach, which is great if you’re not sure how to work towards your fitness goals or you want your workouts to be at a certain level of intensity all the way through
- Social support from other members
- The chance to get motivation, support and guidance from a qualified instructor
Types of classes
There are a wide range of classes available, depending on the gym you choose, and some are specific to certain gyms.
Here are some of the popular class types that you’ll find at a lot of gyms:
Finding the right class for you
If you’re already a member of a gym, you can have a look at the classes that they offer and see if you like the sound of any of them. Depending on the gym, there may be a lot of options for you to pick from or you may be fairly limited. Some gyms don’t offer classes at all, which is another consideration if you think you would go to classes regularly at another gym and you’re not getting the best value for money from your current membership.
If you’re not already with a gym, it’s definitely worth comparing a few different options to see what they offer. Not all gyms offer classes but those that do will often give you the chance to test them out as part of a free trial. This is perfect for getting a good feel for how the class works and whether it will suit you before you go ahead and commit to a membership.
Our ultimate gym comparison guide is an easy way to see which of the big gym chains run classes, but don’t forget to check out some of the smaller options in your area too as they will often have different classes.
Free gym trials also give you the opportunity to road test some of the other key factors that are important when choosing the right gym for you, including location, equipment, facilities and the type of membership that is available.
If you live in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane or Gold Coast, we’ve done the hard work for you and listed all of the gyms we could find that offer free trials. Just click the links to see your options!
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