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Group Exercise

5 Reasons Friends Can Make Exercise Better

U.S. News & World Report | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living

A few weeks ago, I worked out with a buddy for the first time in nearly two years. This is a rare occurrence because I often find comfort in the solit...

Exercising Your Fear: Group Fitness

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

I was enjoying the group classes because they were challenging me physically. But that wasn't the only thing that I was enjoying about them. I met some really cool people in those classes. People of all sorts of different physical and fitness levels.

4 Great Group Exercise Classes

Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living

You know the saying less is more? Well, forget about it, because when it comes to working out, more is totally more. We're talking about friends, that...

5 Reasons Why I'm A Fitness Boot Camp Dropout

Dana McMahan | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

Sweating along in the company of others may be just the motivation plenty of fitness buffs need, but after signing up for my first fitness bootcamp recently, I've realized it's best for everyone if I stay out of public gyms and group workouts and hole up in my garage gym instead. Here's why.

Your Group Fitness Checklist

Rupa Mehta | Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

I am a big believer in the power of group fitness. Whether it's the energy of hundreds of yogis sweating together at an outdoor festival or a group of 40 spinners rocking out to Kanye remixes, group fitness inspires healthy camaraderie and shines a bright light on the world of wellness.

The Pleasure and Perils of Exercise Class

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Unlike solitary exercise on a machine or weight lifting, taking classes often makes going to a health club a social event. You can do a couple of things to help decide whether a specific exercise class will be right for you.

Working Out: Solo Or Social?

Caroline Gick | Posted 06.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline Gick

I like to train alone. I don't care for classes or working out with others. I prefer to do my own thing and rely on the kindness of others if I need help with a spot.

McFitness: Are Fitness Classes Going the Way of Fast Food?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

These types of classes I'm talking about are known as "pre-choreographed." It's the same concept as McDonald's. Wherever you go to and take this particular class, you'll be getting the same exact routine anywhere in the world.

Group Exercise 'Boosts Happiness'

BBC NEWS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Exercising together appears to increase the level of the feel-good endorphin hormones naturally released during physical exertion, a study suggests....