Success in Numbers: The Psychology Behind Group Workouts
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Success in Numbers: The Psychology Behind Group Workouts

As the owner of Bucks County, PA’s favorite HIIT exercise studio, Tony Bria knows what it takes to get motivated and hold yourself accountable for reaching fitness goals. But here’s the thing about holding yourself accountable — if you give up on your goals, nobody knows except for you. That’s why group workouts like HIIT and LIIT are so effective for so many individuals who previously struggled to reach their goals and get in shape. Check out the infographic below to learn about some benefits of group fitness:

Who Is Holding You Accountable? 

According to studies published by the University of Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania, exercising in groups can create bonds that enhance physical abilities while fostering a sense of competition that provides additional motivation to individual members of the group. It’s easier to stay motivated when you are surrounded by people who have similar goals because others will know if you give up before giving your all. With that being said, group workouts like our HIIT cardio classes in Warminster, PA, should always be judgment-free for optimal results. A healthy dose of competition in a community-like atmosphere is the perfect recipe.  

The Power of Community & Competition

Group workouts aren’t just about finding accountability — they’re also about surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who want you to succeed as badly as you want them to succeed. It’s tough to push yourself to new limits and beyond when no one is watching. But when you don’t feel alone, and you can feed off of the energy of your peers, you are able to push through mental blocks that have been preventing you from reaching your goals. 

Our New Year’s Resolution: No More New Year’s Resolutions

The biggest problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they are often just setbacks, rather than specific goals. Most resolutions are too broad and long-term, leaving lots of room for disappointment and abandonment in the event of a minor setback or lack of noticeable results. Instead of setting broad goals for the entire year, try setting smaller, shorter-term goals that are more specific and ultimately easier to reach. The smaller the goal is, the bigger the benefit will be. Your fitness goals should be as convenient as possible because inconveniences like a long drive to the gym or a difficult-to-prepare meal often manifest themselves into excuses. 

Watch Tony Bria discuss the subject of New Year’s Resolutions and small goals below in an interview with Fox 29 Philadelphia:

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