#1237 | Why Most Group Exercise Classes Suck

#1237 | Why Most Group Exercise Classes Suck

* Group Exercise Classes: The good, the bad and the ugly. (3:28)
* The origins of group exercise classes. (8:08)
* Why is there such a pull to take these classes? (10:20)
* The Pros of Group Exercise Classes. (14:30)
* Cardio with weights. (17:00)
* The risk vs reward of yoga classes. (18:13)
* The detrimental effects of being a cortisol junkie. (19:45)
* The biggest mistake people make. (23:35)
* Regression vs Progression. (25:42)
* The difficulty to individualize. (27:00)
* Do NOT ignore your body’s signals. (31:00)
* The popularity of Orangetheory and F45, the difficulty to teach it & MORE. (33:00)
* The importance of educating yourself before you invest in group exercise classes. (45:00)

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  1. Masiel Encarnación on September 2, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    This was an EXCELLENT episode! You guys spoke to everything I’ve ever thought about group classes. As a former Zumba and Bootcamp instructor – you hit the nail on the head!

  2. Gy Bx on September 2, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I did Bootcamp-Crossfit for a year at age 55 and we had 4 young male instructors who were just awesome. Then the young white females invaded the class. All of us older white males could feel the hate. The young female’s egos would not accept that an older white male could outperform them. We all left the class. I workout in my basement gym.

  3. Spirit Fit Motivation on September 2, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Absolutely love this, watched from beginning to end. It’s very true when doing a group class the trainer in your wants to fix everyone. Just love the views you guys always make, in all your podcasts. I will be sharing this episode with members of my community! Chi-miigwech!

  4. momayle on September 2, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I own a group exercise studio. Yoga and hiit classes. It’s a great place for the masses who desperately need exercise and a sense of community. Lots more pros than cons to group exercise. Simplicity is the key to exerciss selection. Random acts of variety never work. Systems work. Simple systems taught by positive people is the key to success . Bycyoga.com

  5. Peter Guilherme on September 2, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    The mounting horror as they describe a “cortisol junkie” and I realize they’re literally just describing me.