Years ago, training was just a job to me. Now it’s a way of life. Someone recently asked me why I work out. It’s very simple.
Working out makes me happy! I love the community of a group workout!
Group Exercise Increases Happiness
Research at Oxford University found that working out in a group resulted in a greater release of endorphins than when working out alone, even when the same amount of work was done. Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that create a sense of excitement, exhilaration and happiness. The release of endorphins is what causes that high you feel when you finish a workout; sometimes known as a “runners high.”
Group Exercise Builds Community
At a typical gym, people usually workout solo, and conversations, if any, amount to, “Are you using this?” The community that CrossFit LandRush has created is full of friends and family. I love sweating with these people. I love sharing stories of midnight WODs (Workout of the Day) and old battle wounds. Other members encourage you to crush your WOD, and trainers help you with technique.
Group Exercise Provides Motivation
A lot of people join a gym and seldom go. And guess what. Nobody misses them or encourages them to come out. A study from Michigan State University found that group exercise provides many people the motivation and accountability needed to exercise regularly. At CrossFit LandRush, we know when you’ve been absent. We offer a truly unique experience…here everybody knows your name, and YOU’RE always glad you came!
So the next time you’re feeling down, just remember you’re only one workout away from a good mood!
If you’d like to come experience the excitement we have here at LandRush, text “LandRush” to 474747, and we’ll send you a free week pass!