Participating in group fitness classes can be beneficial for mental health for several reasons. Social support is one key factor. When you work out with others, you may feel more motivated to push yourself and stick to your fitness goals.
Group fitness classes also provide a sense of community and belonging, which can help to reduce feelings of isolation and anxiety.
Exercising in a group can also serve as a form of stress relief as you focus on doing the workout, being around people and the outside world if shut off for 45 minutes.
Physical activity has been shown to release endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers and can also improve mood. The shared effort and encouragement in group fitness classes may also help to elevate your mood.
Group fitness classes can also help to improve self-esteem and body image. Accomplishing a challenging workout with the support and encouragement of others can be a powerful boost to self-confidence.
If you have been looking for a way to train your body, build consistency and confidence within yourself then give group fitness a go, you may surprise yourself at how much you actually LOVE it!