Generally speaking, I’m a bit of a loner and considering exercising “me time.” I have my own little routine from eating my almonds to selecting my workout playlist to coordinate with the muscle group I’m working. Sometimes I like to try new exercises I find online from bodybuilding.com or from other bloggers, and that takes time to figure out the correct form.
When you workout in a group all that control freak stuff I cling to is gone. The instructor chooses the music and the exercises and if it is a popular class there isn’t really any time for him or her to correct your form. There is also some of that mama drama sometimes that I like to avoid.
One thing I preferred doing in a class was posing lessons. Everyone felt kind of silly and embarrassed and supported each other, by clapping or saying, “Bring it, girl!” At the Athlete’s Meeting it was very calming to have a group of friends to sit with, kind of like finding the good cafeteria table at school lunch.
I guess the difference between the big class and the small group was that the small group was more personal and oddly less competitive. I’m looking forward to starting up my figure team workouts as part of Mel’s Machines team.
But I’ll still workout on my own too. 😉
How about you? Do you prefer working out alone or in a class?
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