Group exercise classes are a great way to have fun while exercising, meet new people and be a part of a fitness community. Now that school is back in session, it’s a great time to take some personal time for yourself. The American College of Sports Medicine says that some people are more apt to follow through on their fitness routine when they incorporate group classes because group classes “include exposure to a social and fun environment, a safe and effectively designed workout, a consistent exercise schedule, an accountability factor for participating in exercise, and a workout that requires no prior exercise knowledge or experience.”

“Group Fitness Classes are a great way to include variety in your workout routine and the perfect format for trying something new.  The energy of the class environment is supportive and encouraging and helps you stay motivated.  There’s also a real sense of community about it – we all help each other out!  Whether you’re brand new to the gym or a seasoned athlete, Group Classes are a safe, fun, effective and affordable way to reach your personal health and fitness goals” says Lisa Kirchner of Franklin, Nashville & Murfresboro Athletic Clubs.

Franklin, Nashville & Murfreesboro Athletic Clubs offer an array of classes throughout the week, including Saturday and Sunday.

Here are 3 exciting group classes, offered by the Athletic Clubs, you should try this summer:

1. Barre Works
Barre classes have become very popular over the last few years. It is a low impact workout that can garner big results like improved posture, muscle definition, weight loss, increased flexibility and Barre is even a stress reducer. The Barre (just like a ballet barre) is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding a position, while you contract certain muscles)

2. Zumba
If you’ve never tried Zumba, you really should! Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. The movements include squats, lunges and lots of arm movements, so you get a full body workout while having a lot of fun.

3. Body Pump

This 60-minute addictive workout challenges all of your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises such as squats, presses, lifts and curls. The key to Body Pump is
“the rep effect,” a breakthrough in fitness training focusing on high repetition movements with low weight loads.

Visit http://athleticclubs.org/ to view the group exercise schedule for the Franklin, Nashville and Murfreesboro Athletic Clubs.

About the Franklin/Murfreesboro/Nashville Athletic Clubs
Your full-service hometown health clubs where everybody fits in! Each Club offers a wide range of state of the art equipment, programs, and services to keep you motivated and enable you to reach your personal health and fitness goals.

Franklin Athletic Club            Murfreesboro Athletic Club                   Nashville Athletic Club
112 Rand Place, Franklin        710 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro     5035 Harding Place, Nashville