By now I’m sure you’ve heard of these GroupX (Group Exercise/Group Fitness) classes, as they are all the rage! And there’s a reason for that. Maybe you’ve tried one of these classes before, maybe you’re a die-hard GroupX-er (yes, I made that word up), or maybe you’re too intimidated to try a class just yet. Don’t worry, I was too. I watched quite a few boxing boot camps through the windows while I did my time on the elliptical machine, because I was too intimidated to try the class all by myself. Yes, you heard that right. I was scared! But one day, I finally mustered up the courage to ask the instructor what everyone was wrapping their hands for, and what that class was all about. You can read more about that story here. But really, all it took was one 60 minute class, and the rest is history!

So why should you try a GroupX class? There are plenty of reasons. Maybe you need a change to your current workout regimen? Maybe you’ve plateaued, and can’t seem to get as much out of your workouts as you used to. Maybe you want to push yourself a little harder, and it’s hard to do on your own, or maybe you want to make some new friends. The energy in these classes is intoxicating and quite addicting, you will leave with a smile on your face and anxious to attend the next one!

It’s also important to note that GroupX classes can vary quite vastly. Each instructor will have his/her own style of teaching, and it does not mean that one instructor is better than another. In reality, it’s great to have some many wonderful instructor options for members to choose from. Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to working out, so it’s great to know that members have so many options to choose from. There is a perfect match out there for all members! I encourage you to try different classes and different instructors. And most importantly, definitely don’t judge an instructor or class after only one class. These classes, their formats, etc. are very organic in the sense that they are constantly evolving. Instructors will (and should) change up the exercises and possibly even the formats from time to time in order to keep it challenging for the participants, and to avoid any plateauing. I can say that even classes with the same format, taught by myself, can vary from location to location as well depending on the audience.

So in short, get out there and try some classes. You may find you love it, you may find you’re not sure about it, or it may not be for you. But regardless, give it a try, it’s a great way to shake up your routine! I’ve converted many “tough guys” into religious Group X members of mine, and I can’t help but think that you’ll most likely love it too! See you in class!

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