Ortho-Kinetics® Article of the Month
By: Lead Ortho-Kinetics® Trainer, Glenn Haugk
There are so many ways that a person can try to achieve their fitness goals. I feel the growing trend over the past few years people are flocking to in an attempt to achieve their fitness goals are group fitness classes and studios.
I have gone to many group fitness classes over the years including Pilates, yoga, spin/cardio, CrossFit, and many more. I will say that the main reason I went to these classes was because there was a great instructor and/or the group of people made me want to go over and over again. I feel this is the main driver of these classes. In each of these I had a great experience and enjoyed the people I was around.
The main thing missing from group fitness classes, no matter what kind of class, is that it is tailored to the group and not the individual. What I mean by this is that each human body is different and reacts or responds to things differently that someone else. For example, some people cannot tolerate a lot of carbohydrates in their diet, while others flourish with more carbohydrates; one pair of jeans fits great on one person, while they don’t fit at all on another. Exercise is similar – every person’s body is different and has different abilities. It’s these abilities or inabilities that make a personal assessment and customized exercise plan so crucial.