Group Fitness Flow Chart

Oh, the choices!

Sometimes choosing a group fitness class is like going to the grocery store.  All you want is a box of cereal or an aerobics class, but you have to go and read through dozens of choices before you make your pick.  Group Fitness may have officially started out with Kenneth Cooper Aerobics, but the industry has gained a lot more popularity in the recent years.  Group fitness is like being in a huge personal training class where you can have fun, make a lot of friends, and bond through mutual pain.

I have been teaching group fitness for about 5 years now and have taught classes from Spin to Boot Camp to Group Power, and they are not only challenging for everyone in class, but challenging for me, too!  Nowadays, you can find complementary classes included with your gym membership, or you can go to specialized pilates, yoga, or spinning studios.

Go with the flow [chart]

Group Fitness Flow ChartThe choices can be overwhelming, so hopefully the flow chart above can help direct you to the right class to fit your needs.  This chart is by no means all-encompassing, but it does list the most popular classes out there right now.   I have listed each type of class below with a link to an explanation of that class.  The best way to find a class in your area is to simply type the class name and your area code in Google search.  That usually produces the best results and is easy to remember!

Most people want to have a good looking body, but they are missing one major thing and that is motivation that will push them forward. You can find this motivation in these group trainings because you see other people progress and you might even make some new friends who are going through the same tough process as you. No matter what fitness type group you end up joining, you will most definitely enjoy the time that you spend there working out and that is the most important. If you don’t feel comfortable, then maybe try changing up with some different fitness program.

Aerobics:

  • Step Class
  • Zumba
  • Spinning
  • Water Aerobics

Strength:

  • Body Pump
  • Kettlebell
  • Boot Camp

Cardio and Strength:

  • Cross Fit
  • Circuit Training
  • Boot Camp

Flexibility:

  • Pilates (focuses more on strength)
  • Yoga

Train:

  • Sport Conditioning
  • Boot Camp
  • Boxing
  • Cross Fit

Something Different:

  • Hoopnotica
  • Kangoo Class
  • Belly Dancing
  • Barre
  • Urban Rebounding
  • Pound

What’s your favorite group fitness class?