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IVGID Tip: Boost your workout with group fitness

Special to the Bonanza

Pandora Bahlman leads a group exercise class, which provides a myriad of benefits beyond a solo workout.

Group fitness is more than loud music, fast movements and shouts of encouragement. Group classes offer social opportunities, physical benefits and psychological support.

In fact, if you just want to get started on a workout or push beyond your current workout group fitness is the solution.

Group exercise classes generate motivation. The instructor encourages you to push beyond your perceived limits, making you work out harder than you would on your own. Exercising toward the same goal with a group also creates a sense of team since you're all in it together.

Group exercise increases accountability and commitment to your workout. Once you start attending class on a regular basis, the instructor and participants look forward to your participation.

They miss you when you're not there and are genuinely concerned if you are absent. Additionally, the synergy of the class becomes interdependent on all who attend to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

Group exercise classes add variety to your workout. Instructors strive to add the latest exercises and fitness principles to keep participants interested and help produce the best results.

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Attending group fitness classes provides social opportunities. Classes are great places to make friends with people who have similar lifestyle goals. Working out in a group creates a sense of community that you can't find in an individual workout.

The Incline Village Recreation Center offers 35+ group fitness classes and 15 aqua fitness classes included in all Recreation Center memberships.

Classes include cardio-strength conditioning with an intense interval element, strength conditioning, TRX suspension training, stationary cycling, yoga, Zumba, range of motion/flexibility & balance, and more.

Join us today and discover a new level of fitness!

"Tip of the week" is a weekly feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides. This tip was provided by Pandora Bahlman, Incline Village Recreation Center Fitness, Health & Wellness Manager. Visit InclineRecreation.com or call 775-832-1300 for class schedules, memberships, and special programs.