5 reasons why classes are the best option to improve your health and happiness
1) You’ll be doing the best exercises tailored to you and a specific program designed and monitored for your needs by an accredited exercise physiologist.
Everyone is different, everyone moves differently, has different injuries and medical conditions and that can make it tricky to create an exercise program perfect for an individual.
With group classes you build a relationship with the EP (Exercise Physiologist), they learn about your strengths and weaknesses, restrictions, likes and dislikes and can over time formulate the best exercise strategy specific to your needs – which will consistently change over time!
By attending group classes regularly, the EP is able to progress your program as you improve your pain/fitness and capacity for exercise. This is a key element to ensure continual improvement – one that is difficult to implement individually
2) Supervision = safe & effective
Our groups always have a qualified exercise physiologist who works in injury rehabilitation to demonstrate, monitor and teach key movements to ensure safety. This helps to minimise injury risk from poor technique, improve confidence with movement and ensure continual progression
There is plenty of misinformation circulating our communities around exercise, health conditions, physical activity and fitness that can make it difficult to make decisions about the best approach for yourself. The group classes aim to educate individuals around the most effective tools to improve their health and create a plan to utilise these tools
3) Access to equipment to give best results
By joining our group classes you’ll gain access to a fully equipped gym environment within our facilities. Generally speaking, strength training can be difficult without tailored equipment, especially for those new to the scene. The benefit of the group classes allows for completely supervised full access to all of our equipment as well as continual monitoring of execution throughout.
This equipment includes free weights, machine based resistance training machines, cardio equipment, resistance bands, balance equipment and much more.
4) Motivation – know you have to actually go to it as booked in, and have the EP to encourage you
Having sessions booked in and creating a routine around your exercise program can help ensure good adherence over an extended period of time
Having a qualified EP prescribing the most effective program tailored to your needs ensures you will continue to improve your Physical health, QOL and return to activities that may have been difficult previously.
Having an EP present who understands your past medical history, motivators and barriers to exercise will also help to create a supportive environment to encourage you to partake in a healthier lifestyle
Remember, consistency is the key!
5) Social aspect- get to know and mix with other like-minded people
A sense of community and familiarity with people in the group also makes the group sessions a comfortable and enjoyable environment.
Watching others progress over time and having other group members encouraging you goes a long way to helping you achieve your goals
Everyone in the groups have a similar history of needing some form of advice or assistance to ensure they are improving their current health profile.
Everyone is on the same page, has individualised programs and working towards similar goals
The majority of the people within the groups have been referred by a GP, physiotherapist or allied health provider – specifically to improve their current health position!
For further information about our Exercise Physiologist led group classes in Mount Barker and Payneham and how you can get started, contact us on 1300 189 289 or send us a message through our myPhysioSA Facebook page. We require you to have a 1:1 assessment appointment with one of our EP’s prior to commencing group classes, contact one of our friendly reception team to organise a time that suits you!
Written by Kyle Craig, Accredited Exercise Physiologist at myPhysioSA Payneham.