Exercising in a Gym: Psychological and Social Benefits
In an age of staying behind a digital wall, working out at a gym can be intimidating. We all know that exercising improves our health, reduces the risk of diseases, lowers blood pressure, and helps the body become toned, however, did you know that exercising also affects your psychological and social state as well? Typically, we only see the benefits in our physical state while exercising but never the mental and social benefits it can offer.
Social Benefits of Physical Activity?
Working out at a gym allows you to make time and effort to meet someone physically rather than digitally. Going into a bit more detail, this means you can have more ample opportunity to interact with others through different workout routines or classes to become more social through various tasks and diminish feelings of loneliness. During this time, you can find others that have the same interests as you or need a workout partner(s). Forcing yourself to go start working out at a gym and attending the specialized group classes allow you to hold yourself accountable to finish the session as well as the other participants there as well.
You are not only keeping yourself responsible for the quality of the class but also the other participants and even the trainer to help you hit results you strive for. No matter what time of day you go to train—morning, lunch break, or evening—you meet new individuals that also want to improve their overall well-being as much as you do. You initially encourage each other to finish what they came to pursue in the class or individual sessions; words of encouragement always help motivate others to push for further personal goals.
Benefits of Exercise?
- Becoming More Motivated (Goal-oriented)
- Increases Discipline
- Holds You and Others Accountable
- A Sense of Community
- Team Building Dynamics
- Reduces A Negative Emotional State
- Increases Relaxation and Sleep
Some psychological benefits of exercising are; it helps improve your thought of your self-image, increases your confidence, and has a positive impact on reducing levels of anxiety and depression. During exercise, our bodies release endorphins into our blood system, which increases our mood and helps us become more focused. Exercising allows us to feel more energetic in our day-to-day activities. Depending on your work schedule, exercising can motivate you for work. Exercising can also help you sleep better at night and increase your thoughts and memories.
Classes Offered at O Athletik?
- Performance Training
- Speed and Agility
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Weight Room
O Athletik Social Benefits
O Athletik is a facility that provides the equipment, classes, and trainers necessary to guide you through your health and exercise journey. Housed in a facility that is over 35,000 square feet, O Athletik is an active community where you can work out in a high-tech environment. Becoming a member is easy!
We look forward to providing you with all the tools you need to transform your mind and body. Click here for a complete schedule of the classes!