Fitness: Better Together?

Fitness: Better Together?

Wellness Director Nathan Williams discussed the benefits of group and class training.

There many ways to get your ‘fix’ of exercise. Today, I’m advocating for the benefits of working out together. We have designed the Gym space in the attic to function for personal training as much as group and class exercise. Here’s six reasons to join our newly launched class schedule:

1. Motivation

Lacking motivation to train by yourself? Many people get inspiration and motivation by being surrounded by like-minded people on the same journey. With a professional and encouraging instructor, a class can become a great place to push your efforts beyond what you would try alone. Group fitness is a fantastic way to help motivate yourself and others to dig deeper and push harder in workouts.

Great instructors are always great motivators

2. Structure

A great class should be well planned and structured to accommodate all ability levels. Each class should include a warm-up, work phase and a cool-down. The purpose of the warm-up is to raise your heart rate, mobilising your joints and activating movements in preparation for strenuous activity. The instructor should coach you through each segment of the workout, demonstrating and explaining when necessary. The cool-down is usually 3-5mins and will help you safely lower your heart rate and stretch all the major muscles worked during class.

3. Correct form / Technique

We’ll be running "Smaller" group classes of around 6-12 people to ensure technique can be identified and corrected as it happens.

4. Variety

“Variety is the spice of life” as they say… Its also an important aspect of why people choose to use group training as their main source of exercise. Having a variety of classes in your weekly workout regimen is a great way to keep your mind (and body) engaged and ensures you come back for more!

5. Accountability

A lot of us (especially working long hours or with our hands full at home) need some extra accountability to turn up and put the work in. This can be a good thing for your training progress and consistency. Find a friend to support you and make them your “fitness accountability partner”.

Choose your training partners wisely

6. Fun

A key value of everything we stand for at Mandala Club. For long term fitness programmes to be successful, there needs to be an element of enjoyment involved. Group fitness classes are a great way to add fun and engagement in the your weekly schedule. We’ll be incorporating some thumping playlists, presenting well-planned workouts, and curating a like-minded group of people motivating each other along the way and it's an enjoyable way to exercise. If your fitness efforts have gone a little stale and want to add something new into your fitness schedule, group classes may be just what you need.


Drop by the gym or browse the group class schedule in the Members App, where you can also book classes.