Okay, let’s talk group fitness classes. Whether is a spinning, Zumba, pilates, or a boot camp, I feel like everyone woman in the world has taken at least one.
I recently rekindled my group-class-love-flame and now I literally CAN’T STOP. Something about having a group of women around you enduring the same torturous workout as you can be really motivating. Plus I get really good use out of my InBody BAND.
Also paying for a fitness class definitely keeps me accountable because once I buy a class, I have zero excuses not to go. Now I know why so many people pay for personal trainers.
And you can’t forget that group fitness classes are actually fun! I mean sure, during the class I have this “Oh my god, I’m going to die. Why am I taking this class?” mentality, but afterwards all those endorphins kick in and I feel SO accomplished and full of energy. Plus you form a lot of friendships with the other women in the class.
I kinda forgot how much I loved group fitness classes after I became a personal trainer because as a personal trainer, I was taught that group fitness classes were a no-go.
I got the whole shpeal about how it’s not very personalised, it can be cliquey, the instructor has a lack of attention to form, and the potential to overtrain, blah blah BLAH.
I get it, group fitness classes can do more harm than good, but they don’t have to. It all depends on the quality of the group fitness class. If you’re taking the classes at the cheap-o franchise gym (you know the gyms I’m talking about), yeah the group fitness instructor is probably not going to care that much & the workout quality will not be that great.
You just need to find the right studio that actually knows what they’re doing. That being said, I totally found my new favorite group fitness studio here in LA.
They’re the perfect example of why group fitness classes are so great. They offer strength training as well as yoga/strength hybrid classes, HIIT, and endurance cardio classes. It’s a way for women to get in all fitness modalities while making it enjoyable and MOTIVATING.
Uplift offers several different types of classes which is key for a group fitness studio because you never want to get bored. Plus muscle confusion is what helps our muscles grow. All of the classes at Uplift are very challenging but it’s appropriately challenging. My personal fave has definitely been the strength class. Studio VP Brittany Gage says the strength classes “are inviting for newbies but also can provide a challenge and real results for women who strength train already,” which I totally agree with.
Check out their full list of class descriptions here!
Uplift has made a community that not only helps women achieve her fitness goals, but also her career goals and lifestyle goals because they are not only a fitness studio but also a female society. Let’s be real, out lives are 100% all about fitness ALL the time. So the fact that Uplift motivates & inspires women in all aspects of life is really beneficial.
Since Uplift Studios LA opened up recently, they’re offering a weekly unlimited pass for 50% OFF!!
At checkout, select “Weekly Unlimited” & use the promo code “LOCAL50” to get an entire week of unlimited classes for $20!!
Such a steal, right?! If any of you babes are in the LA area, I’d take advantage of it ASAP because the promo code is only valid until March 15th.
I’m off to enjoy my Monday (& most likely take a class at Uplift…LOL). What’re your favorite group fitness classes?!
Los Angeles gals, any favorite group fitness studios that I need to know about?! Gimme ideas!
+ This post is in collaboration with Uplift Studios, and all ideas and opinions are my own.