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Small Group Exercises for People with Mobility Issues
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Small Group Exercises for People with Mobility Issues

Physical fitness is undoubtedly one of the most important concerns for many, especially considering the rampant and overt obesity problem in the United States. People of all ages should be working to improve their physical and mental health by staying as active as possible. Exercising in small groups can be very beneficial to anyone for a number of different reasons.

Making a Routine Change

Anyone and everyone who either exercises or has tried to continue an ongoing physical fitness programs knows how difficult it can be to actually maintain the program itself. Although the repetition of exercises truly does make a training program more effective, it can make an exercise program boring--making it all the more likely that you will diverge and undo all the hard work already completed. Exercising in a group can help combat this problem in a large way--often you are not the only one changing or creating a routine, and this sense of community can make a large difference in your individual successes. Not only can incorporating group exercises help to change the monotony of going to the gym, but it can provide the group dynamic needed for success.

Benefits of Exercising in a Group

Exercising in a small group is sure to have at least two benefits over working out by yourself. First and foremost, having a small group around you while exercising provides a community experience that almost gives you an added incentive to show up, work harder, and see faster and more dramatic results. Having others around you working towards a common goal creates a team like atmosphere with healthy competition. This competition and sense of community is very motivating, and can also be more fun than working alone.

You may find that you end up enjoying group exercising more than your old routine. Working out in groups can help you make many new friends with similar interests, again giving you increased incentive to work harder and achieve better results. New friends inside the gym can very often lead to new friends outside the gym, and this can help to create a full support system that can help to promote overall healthy living.

Physical Training in Small Groups

There are many benefits to exercising in a small group setting. In addition to providing a change that can diversify your work out, give all participants increased incentive to not only continue to commit to healthy lifestyles, but promotes making new friends in the process.

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  1. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Exercising in a group is all about culture and a social environment in itself. That's why I love it. When you are in there with like minded people, your psyched to do your workouts. It would be great if someone with a wheelchair could take fitness classes with abled body people and do what they can do, without being trampled on. I think that we have come a long way in this from 50 years ago. I voted. I invite you to read my new one, Wheelchair Curling and comment if you like it.
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    1. Kathleen Odenthal
      Kathleen Odenthal
      Thanks Susan! Ill go look at your article now!
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