Written By Finnegan Pierson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Working out in a group can be a good way to burn calories and have fun at the same time. If you've gathered a bunch of friends who want to burn calories while spending time together, you're likely excited to start your workout journey together. But what are good workouts to do when there's a small group of people?
Check out these ideas so you can plan your next group workout together while having fun at the same time.
If you and everyone else in your group of friends like to dance, Zumba might be the type of workout you're looking for. These high-energy workouts are helpful when it comes to burning calories, keeping you on your toes. If everyone wants to let loose and have fun, feeling like they're enjoying a night out together rather than facing a boring workout, Zumba is the answer.
You can do Zumba workouts at a gym with a certified instructor or even meet in someone's home or do them outdoors together. There's no limit on how many friends you can bring along, and you might be surprised at how much you enjoy the thrill of working out while dancing since it comes with health benefits for all ages. It might not even seem like work at all.
Power walking is ideal if you want the option to exercise either indoors or outside, don't want to move as much as jogging would require, but still want to get a quality workout in. With power walking, you and your friends can encourage one another to keep a brisk pace that challenges everyone, while still making time to talk to one another.
Power walking is free, so you can choose to workout wherever you like. Take your group to different parks and hiking trails around the area or keep pace in a gym on treadmills if the weather isn't in your favor. For those who want to get a more in-depth workout, consider light hand weights that can tone the body and challenge you more while still making it possible to walk quickly.
If you'd like a seated workout that can accommodate those with limitations but still want the chance to build intensity, a spinning class might be right for your group. It can help to get to the class early so that everyone can sit close to one another when working out.
Spinning classes are led by a qualified instructor and can help your group ensure everyone is using correct form and staying on target while working toward weight loss goals. Consider warming up or stretching together before starting, and using fat burning supplements to help, since the best preworkouts involve going at a pace that feels comfortable for you.
While team sports are always a good idea for pals who want to work out together, playing volleyball is one way your group of friends can engage with one another while getting a workout in. If you have enough people, you can form teams and enjoy a friendly but competitive game. While most common in summer, you might be able to form a team at your local gym as well, so don't let the lack of warm weather prevent you from trying this out.
Working out with friends can be even more fun as you go through the process together. Consider trying Zumba or a similar dance class if that matches your interests, or go power walking and enjoy being outdoors.
If you'd rather do a team sport, volleyball is always a good option and you can even create your own teams with enough people. Finally, spinning at a gym offers guidance and the ability to work out together, so this might be a good choice for your group. Remember that no matter what your overall fitness goals are, everyone can still have fun at the same time.
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Finnegan Pierson loves business and has a passion for Health and technology. Even more interesting is the combination of the two. As a freelance writer, Finn hopes to influence others so they can have positive life experiences.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.