1. Group Exercise Classes Give You More Motivation
Should other people be part of your exercise routines? That’s largely a matter of personal preference, but exercising with a companion or in a group, whether at yoga sessions or dance classes, or when cycling, has many upsides. That’s because people tend to stick more faithfully with group exercise classes than with solo fitness routines.
“A bit of gentle peer pressure and friendly competition can go a long way when it comes to motivation,” says Dr. Dawn Skelton, a professor of aging and health at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Even informal arrangements between friends have the advantage of making you accountable to somebody other than yourself.