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Whether you are new to exercise, or a fitness veteran, group exercise classes are a great way to take your fitness level up a notch.  With all the different options at the FWCC, there is a group exercise class for every fitness level and every interest.   Interested in learning to lift and move weight properly?  Take our Group Power class-one hour and we will work your entire body-legs, triceps, biceps, shoulders and more.   Looking to release your inner fighter or maybe just blow off some steam?  Group Fight will have you punching, kicking, while using real MMA techniques and drills-you will want to make sure you have a towel nearby to wipe off all that sweat!

There are many benefits of Group Fitness classes that go beyond the obvious-great workout, improved health, having fun, etc.  There are many other reasons why you should be taking group fitness classes at the Federal Way Community Center.

1. Accountability.  A resolution to exercise won’t do you any good unless you actually get started…and then keep it up, even when your motivation lags. The fact that the others in your class, not to mention your instructor, will notice your absence usually provides enough of a impetus to get people out the door and into the gym. Having that accountability built in is an ideal way to ensure that you actually keep up with your intention to exercise regularly.

2. Great Fitness Instructors.  Ever worried you weren’t doing an exercise correctly when you were alone at home? At a group fitness class, those worries won’t be an issue. Your instructor will check to see that everyone is doing each exercise correctly, for safety’s sake, as well as to make sure you’re getting the maximum fitness benefits.

3. Challenged to push yourself. When you’re on your own, you may slow down a little when you get tired, or even give up when you get winded. But in a group setting, the instructor will push you to keep going, even when you think you can’t make it another second. Not only that, but your classmates will also encourage you, simply by virtue of the fact that they’re still going. If they can do it, so can you.

4. Group exercise classes are FUN!  We’ve all heard the advice that in order to really motivate ourselves to exercise, we should choose an activity we feel is fun. And it’s true. If you love meeting up with friends to exercise through dance, water aerobics, cycling, or any other of the myriad fun activities available at the FWCC, you’re much more likely to show up and give your all every time. Whether it’s the activity itself, the friendships you’ll form, or even a spirit of friendly competition, enjoying yourself makes all the difference when it comes to fitness.

Group Fitness classes are part of your Federal Way Community Center membership.  We look forward to seeing you in a class.

Hannah Thayer, Fitness & Athletics Coordinator
hannah.thayer@cityoffederalway.com
253-835-6937