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
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.