Working out by yourself has its benefits – you can do it on your own time and at your own pace. But that also makes it easier to come up with excuses for taking the day off, promise you’ll make up for it later and forget about it as time goes on. What if there was an easier way to hold yourself accountable and stick to your fitness goals with ease? Team training is the answer for you.

By working out with a group of people who are focused on similar goals, you’ll receive a push of motivation you’ve never felt before. Need some more convincing? Here are five benefits of team training:

1. You’ll receive proper instruction
As a child, instruction from your teacher was key before you could succeed in the class and make the grade. Without that guidance, you’d have to figure it out on your own and hope for the best. Much like your younger years in school, you’ll receive proper instruction from a fitness coach during your group training session. Joining a fitness class is especially beneficial for those who’ve hit a plateau and are not sure how to move forward and switch things up.

2. You’ll be held accountable for staying in shape
By committing to a fitness team, it’s your job to respect your peers and trainer by showing up to each and every class. If you start skipping sessions, those people will notice, and likely give you a hard time for slacking. Is that the impression you want to make on your fitness friends? Working out with a group of people holds you accountable for reaching those goals and staying in shape.

3. You’ll enjoy friendly competition
Working side-by-side with someone who has the drive and ambition that you have is one of the easiest ways to get motivated. There are no losers in this scenario – either way, you and your neighbor will push and stride harder together than either of you would’ve in an individual fitness scenario.

4. You’ll form a strong bond with like-minded people
The strongest bonds are formed when a commonality is brought to the table. When you train with a team, you’re surrounding yourself with like-minded people. You’ll form friendships with individuals who offer support and guidance throughout the exercise and beyond.

At Steel Fitness Riverport, we offer a variety of group exercise classes for everyone, no matter your age and fitness level. Once you give team training a chance, your fitness routine will never be the same. If you’re ready to get up and get moving, check out our Pulse X schedule or contact us at 610-625-2717.