It’s Better Together: 24 Hour Fitness® Members Look and Feel More Fit after Less Than Two Months of Group Exercise | Business Wire

SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A recent member poll from 24

Hour Fitness reveals participation in group exercise classes

delivers a variety of emotional and physical health benefits. The

findings were part of a recent survey conducted among more than 500

members of 24 Hour Fitness. Among the top positive physical effects

reported, increased energy (74 percent), enhanced muscle tone (71

percent) and improved endurance (71 percent) ranked as the highest,

while a sense of accomplishment (67 percent) and improved sleeping

habits (46 percent) ranked as top mental benefits.

With most seeing results in less than two months (73 percent) of

participation, 38 percent of group exercise participants reported

noticing benefits in less than one month. According to the poll,

respondents said their favourite Group X® classes included

indoor cycling, Les Mills BODYPUMP™ and boot camps. Nearly half of the

respondents (49 percent) said they attend these classes an average of

two to three times per week.

Consumers can find out which group exercise class might be the best fit

for their health and wellness goals by taking a look at the Find

Your Path to Fitness infographic published by 24 Hour Fitness.

In addition to the reported benefits, 24 Hour Fitness shares a few other

bonuses to adding group exercise classes to any workout regimen:

  • Gym Buddies. Studies have shown that people are more likely to

    reach their fitness goals when working out with a partner1.

    Group exercise classes offer participants a chance to connect with

    others in the community who share the same interests – making exercise

    a more social, engaging and fun experience.

  • Accountability. With a variety of formats offered each week –

    including popular Zumba® and Yoga classes – there is no

    excuse to miss a workout. 24 Hour Fitness offers approximately 65,000

    Group X classes and 100 different formats nationwide each month.

  • Motivation. Group X classes are exhilarating, inspiring and

    fun. Participating alongside others can create a sense of camaraderie

    and help participants stick to their workout routines, challenge

    themselves and reach success.

  • Variety. There is a wide variety of affective, unique

    and engaging Group X classes that are all designed to help you stay

    engaged, motivated and focused on reaching your fitness goals. 24 Hour

    Fitness offers more than 100 different class formats to help you keep

    your workout routine fresh and challenging.

  • Technique. Working out in a class with an instructor can help

    participants learn proper exercise technique.

24 Hour Fitness aims to provide a convenient, engaging and effective

workout experience for members of all fitness levels. To learn more

about the classes offered at your nearby 24 Hour Fitness club and to try

one, visit 24hourfitness.com

where you can look up Group X class schedules and download a free

pass.

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About the 24 Hour Fitness® Member Poll

The 24 Hour Fitness member poll examining the health and wellness

benefits of club members, was fielded among 533 club members of 24 Hour

Fitness, adults age 18 and older, across the U.S. from Dec. 5-16, 2012.

About 24 Hour Fitness

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health

club industry pioneer, serving nearly four million members in more than

400 clubs across the U.S. For more than 30 years, the company has been

dedicated to helping members change their lives and reach their

individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations, personal

training services, innovative group exercise classes and a variety of

strength, cardio and functional training equipment, 24 Hour Fitness

offers fitness solutions for everyone.

Through its support of the United States Olympic Committee and many U.S.

National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport, 24 Hour Fitness is one of the

largest supporters of amateur athletics in the country and serves as the

Official Fitness Centre Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic

Teams. The company is committed to being a good neighbour in its

communities via charitable and in-kind donations to groups focused on

both helping Americans get healthy and improving youth fitness. The

company’s national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, which

includes A+ ratings for all club locations across the U.S., demonstrates

the organization’s ongoing commitment to member satisfaction. Please

call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com

for more information and to find the club nearest you.

24 Hour Fitness
Shereelynn Rosales, 1-866-819-7414
[email protected]
or
Edelman
Vineetha Pathrose, 415-486-3258
[email protected]