There are many types of exercise that can be done in the home, or by yourself; walking and running, for example.
However, we’ve seen a growing trend in recent years for more and more people to cut down on their individual exercise routines in favour of group fitness classes.
So why take a group fitness class?
Benefits of a Group Fitness Class
Believe it or not, there are actually many benefits to exercising as a group – as a community – over exercising alone.
Research shows that not only do people enjoy more satisfaction with their workouts when they feel as though they are part of a group, but also that they’re more likely to advance quicker and perform better when they’re around like minded people. It helps to be with others who share similar goals, who we can learn from, take inspiration from, and be motivated by.
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology even claims that people are much more likely to stick to an exercise regime if they work out with friends.
Fitness Instructor Led Classes
A further benefit of a group fitness class is that each class is fitness instructor led, which helps to ensure that each member of the class is undertaking the moves not only in the safest way, to reduce the risk of injury, but also in the most effective way, so that you get the most from your workout.
One feature that our members love about Alka’s Total Fitness is that Alka Sharma – owner and CEO – is very supportive, inspiring the instructors as well as the clients.
Alka’s team includes some of Toronto’s best fitness instructors, who are skilled in leading group classes, such as Jocelyn Ogaz who’s our upbeat and energetic Zumba instructor, Lee Tran who specializes in Capoeira, and Shirin Nejad, who is one of the best Pilates instructors in the GTA.
Why Choose a ‘Fitness Boutique’?
Of course, despite the benefits of taking a group fitness class, many people find there is still one big hurdle standing in the way – fear! Joining in with a large, busy, bustling class can be daunting, which is why we offer something a little different here at Alka’s Total Fitness. All of our group classes are simple, straightforward, and instructor-led, and take place in small, boutique-style studios for a more intimate, friendly, and personalized fitness experience. We bring an individual feel to all of our group classes.
Here are just a few fitness boutique benefits that you can enjoy at Alka’s Total Fitness:
- Smaller groups to ensure plenty of 1:1 time with your dedicated fitness instructor
- A friendly, more intimate class which is ideal for those who dislike busy, bustling groups
- A range of niche exercise classes that you won’t find in large gyms, like Danglefit (Yoga)
- A quieter, more laid back and relaxed atmosphere, helping you to focus on your goals
- An opportunity to work out at your own pace, without needing to ‘keep up’ with the group
Your Local Fitness Boutique in Toronto
Boutique-style studios which offer this community feel are fast becoming the most sought after form of fitness venue, although they are still relatively difficult to find. The good news is that Alka’s fitness boutique is extremely accessible, located in a prime spot overlooking Yonge Street, just north of Steeles, right in the heart of Toronto. With free underground parking, it couldn’t be easier to try out a group fitness class with us. Remember – studies show that you’re more likely to adhere to an exercise regime if it’s convenient! We offer something for everyone, of every skill level, from TRX to Restorative Yoga, and everything in between.
Try a Group Fitness Class at Alka’s Total Fitness
Now is the perfect time to try out a group exercise class, and Alka’s Total Fitness makes it easy to find a class that’s right for you.
With a $99 monthly unlimited pass, you can sign up to many of our small classes without having to pay any extra fees, so why not mix things up a little and try something completely new?
Take a look at our fitness classes and sign up today. There really is something for everyone, and it’s a great chance to meet new friends, get fit, lose weight, and most of all, have fun!