Though many people think that self training is the best way to achieve a higher level of fitness, this is not always true. It is tested and proven that group fitness programs can be more effective when it comes to losing or gaining weight as compared to self training.
The first plus point is the social interaction when it comes to group fitness programs. You are exercising with a group of people who wish to achieve pretty much the same goal as you are. In self training exercise programs, you are practically on your own and do not have anyone to compare your progress with. When exercising with a group of people, you have a whole group of people to encourage you and there is also the added perk of meeting new people.
Another advantage of going for group fitness programs is the cost effectiveness. If you are self training, you will have to buy the necessary equipment in order to get good results. More often than not, buying expensive exercising equipment does not happen and therefore the effectiveness of the workout is relatively less. When you join a group fitness program, you will have the privilege of using all the modern exercising equipment, at a much reduced cost.
Unlike when doing self training and exercises, in most group fitness programs there will be a personal trainer in charge. He will give individual attention to each member of the group and will make sure that all the people in his group are making progress towards their goals.