January mood: exercise should be enjoyed not endured! A fun fitness class is the key. 

Having a regular exercise routine has so many benefits, from boosting your social life to improving your mental wellbeing. Everyone, regardless of age or lifestyle, can benefit from a fitness routine. The benefits go far beyond your physical appearance; exercise should be about making yourself a priority and enjoying every second. The pressure to look a certain way or wear the latest gym attire only makes it harder to stay consistent and get stuck in. At This Girl Can Classes, we provide a safe space for women to (re)ignite their love for group exercise and leave fear of judgement at the door. We’re all about women coming together and being part of a movement designed to empower and inspire. But why do we tend to see exercise as a chore? We hope today’s blog helps you learn to love it!  

Don’t dread the dumbbells! 

For lots of people, exercise can feel like a chore, a pesky box we have to tick off every day. This way of thinking means we find it hard to stick to a routine, because we associate it with a monotonous, obligatory task that we can easily skip when we don’t feel motivated. 

Why do we think this way? Some people push themselves too hard and set unrealistic expectations which is stressful for the mind and body, making them hate exercise right from the beginning. Others feel too much pressure from themselves and external sources like social media, to see immediate results – this is disheartening and completely ignores the main reason we should exercise…to FEEL good! 

Switch up the narrative 

It’s all about perspective. When you silence the background noise, exercise just means moving your body and there’s no reason you can’t have a great time while doing it.  

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to exercise every day, that’s something to celebrate! You deserve to take care of yourself, and your health should be one of your biggest priorities. There are so many styles, classes, and sports to get involved in – you just need to find what works for you. 

Get into your groove 

With so many ways to get moving, it couldn’t be easier to find something you love to do. A This Girl Can Class is the perfect opportunity to ease yourself into group exercise and try out a variety of workout styles to mix things up and discover new moves. Expect a fun fitness class of just 45 minutes that starts with a gentle warm up before you dance your way through two short blocks of exercise, with a break in between. Each main block of activity is different each week, giving you a taster of different exercise class styles. To make sure you leave feeling your best, we’ll guide through a cool down, and enjoy a minute of mindfulness. We love this part, it gives you a chance to breathe, unwind and take five minutes just for you.  

If you’re ready to enjoy exercise and start the new year with a fresh perspective, find a class near you today and join the movement. If you need a bit more info to take the next step head here, to find out more about our beginner’s programme. Remember, this is your year!