Group exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood enhancers
Exercise in groups has been shown to improve cognitive function, communication skills, teamwork coordination, problem solving abilities, physical activity levels and social activity.
Psychotherapy provided as part of group exercise programs is also known to be effective for treating mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
1. According to a study published in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, people who exercised in groups had better overall health outcomes than those who exercised alone.
2. This is because group exercise stimulates people’s social interactions, which leads to improved sense of well-being and self-efficacy.
3. As a result, people are more likely to continue having regular exercise habits even when they’re not supervised by others.
4. In addition, group exercise can lead to increased depression awareness and treatment rates.
5. Being part of a larger group can also motivate people to reach their fitness goals faster and be more consistent with their workouts.