One of the benefits of group exercise classes is working with a knowledgeable fitness instructor. Getting to know your instructor can help you on your fitness journey. It’s helpful to share your fitness goals and challenges and ask questions if you ever feel stuck or lost along the way.
To get more out of your workouts, here are a few questions to ask your fitness instructor:
1. Am I doing this exercise correctly?
Making sure that you’re doing an exercise with good technique prevents injury and makes your workouts more effective. If you do an exercise and something doesn’t seem right, check in with your instructor to ensure that you’re doing it correctly.
2. How can I modify this movement?
Another great question to ask your instructor is how to modify a workout or a specific movement. Perhaps you’ve got an old injury, or you’re still building strength. If you can’t do a movement, ask about alternatives. You can still get the same benefits while performing a modified version of an exercise.
3. How often should I come to class?
This is a great question to ask and will depend on your personal fitness goals, as well as your workout history. Another factor to consider in your workout schedule is finding a routine that you can follow consistently. For example, coming to class three days a week for months will yield better results than showing up every day for one week and then missing the next three weeks of classes.
4. What metrics do you recommend tracking?
Again, related to your goals, chat with your instructor about tracking your workouts and potential metrics. For example, if you’re working toward a strength PR, it will be helpful to track the amount of weight you lift over time. If you’re trying to become a faster runner, your instructor might recommend that you keep track of your running times or splits. Finding a way to quantify and track your progress over time will help you stay motivated and improve.
5. How can I take my workouts to the next level?
If you’re looking for some general guidance on how to improve, you might ask your instructor for suggestions on how to take your workouts to the next level. If you’ve been working out for a while, it might feel like you’re stuck on a plateau and no longer making progress. Ask for some ideas on how to mix things up in the future.
At AR Fit Factory in North Hollywood, we deliver fitness and wellness in a fun, safe, high-intensity group training environment. To learn more about what we have to offer and how to get started, contact us today.