Take It From the Goose: Group work matters in fitness
Have you ever wondered why migrating geese fly in a V formation? As each bird flaps its wings it creates an uplift for the bird following. The whole flock is able to fly at least 71 percent further than if the bird flew alone. Whenever a goose flies out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation.
Like geese, people who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier the those who try to go it alone.
Group exercise and group training offer a variety of benefits you might miss out on if you choose to work out on your own. A study carried out by a team from the University of Osteopathic Medicine found that working out in groups lowers stress and significantly improves the quality of life more than working out alone. “The communal benefits of coming together with friends and colleagues, and doing something difficult while encouraging one another, pays dividends beyond exercising alone,” says Dayna Yorks, lead researcher in this study. Check out just a few of the benefits of group exercise/training below:
-participate in a safe, social and effectively designed workout
-consistent exercise schedule helping you overcome time obstacles
-camaraderie and accountability
-personal attention, coaching support and motivation
-variety matters since workouts will change/evolve as you progress to get desired results
-fun and entertaining
We are stronger together! Find your wellness flock today!
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Michelle Oubre is a lifelong resident of Louisiana where she resides with her husband and three children. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. She taught school for five years and phased into the wellness industry after staying home with her three children. Michelle started her fitness career by franchising a Jazzercise which led her…