When it comes to group workouts, it’s clear to see why fitness fans flock to get their sweat on with others. The community spirit of the studio setting, the motivational push of having others around you, and the flexibility to shake up your own workout, whilst being guided by a studio expert.
Since the emergence of spinning, there hasn’t been a group cardio trend that tops it as far as motivation and engagement. However, a new group exercise movement is making it’s mark… introducing treadmill training.
Whilst 30% of gym users say they include running on a treadmill as part of their workout regime, the act of pounding the treadmill itself, is pretty boring. These new group sessions aim to not only ensure a more effective use of your time, but a much more enjoyable way to get your treadmill workout done.
What is it?
It’s group training… on treadmills. In the presence of a studio instructor, groups take to the treadmill to perform a combination of speed sets, hill intervals and core training moves. Individuals can tweak their own workout to make it more manageable, or more challenging, whilst under the expert guidance of a (highly motivational!) gym instructor.
The class is designed to build stamina, improve running technique and develop core strength. It has a fine balance of aerobic and anaerobic intervals to maximise calorie burn and speed, whilst also reducing the stress on the body.
Who is it for?
Well, that’s the great thing… it’s suitable for just about anyone! No matter that your age or fitness level, if you can operate a treadmill, this is a group session for you. It makes a great option for gym newcomers in need of a little moral support, or older adults who might be keen to use their gym time to get a little more sociable throughout the day.
What’s in it for me?
As a qualified Personal Trainer, or more specifically, an Exercise To Music Instructor, you’ll be fully fledged and ready to create your own group cardio sessions, as the popularity for more creative, engaging workouts continues to grow.
Not only will your qualification allow you to jump on board and meet the demand for new ways to workout, but in planning fresh new exercise regimes, you open up opportunities to grow your own client base and your reputation as a fitness professional. So, if you want to tackle the tediousness of the treadmill, consider becoming a group exercise instructor with Focus, and start your own fitness movement to get the masses moving!