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Exercise classes are one of the most popular ways of keeping fit and this is due to the diversity of the classes. Whether you are into spinning, Zumba, body pump, pilates, yoga, boxfit, step and more, there is always a class to suit the way you like to exercise. Each one offers different benefits in terms of the muscle groups that you work but all have the same outcome – you get fitter and healthier as well as getting to socialise with others in the class.

Health benefits

Depending on the exercise class you take part in will depend on the health benefits but most of the classes will improve your general fitness and the condition of your heart and lungs. Some exercise classes focus more on aerobic exercise whereas others will work on certain muscle groups like your abs and core. Most exercise classes will improve your muscle tone and strength as well as working on other aspects of your health such as improving your balance and coordination.

A lot of people who attend exercise classes also find them to be a great way of relieving stress and they can be a great way to start or end your day.

Did you know?

  • People exercising just 15 minutes per day have a 14% lower mortality risk than those who do not exercise. 
  • When it comes to facts about exercise, people who exercise could improve their performance by about 50% if they consume dark chocolate frequently. Winner!
  • People who are depressed could lessen their symptoms by 47% through aerobic exercise.