5 Reasons Why Group Exercise Makes You Perform Better at Work

by Richard

Performance is only a part of natural talent and experience. Have you ever wondered why some people just seem to do everything right? They always seem to get promoted quickly and they are friends with practically everybody.

It has nothing to do with experience or luck. They simply have a different state of mind. They think differently than everyone else. And it’s not something you have to be born with. You can become optimistic, less anxious, and happier.

Characteristics like this are what will make you perform better at work. Here are some of the reasons why group exercise is a major contributor to your success.

More Motivation

One study published in the Psychology of Sport and Exercise came to the conclusion that the exercise habits of your friends are likely to influence your own personal exercise habits. In other words, you are likely to become more motivated to exercise.

As you learn to stick to a plan and learn to get motivated about the things that matter, you will find yourself able to do the same in the workplace.

Resistant to Stress

Stress is healthy. It helps to drive everyone on when times get tough. Without it, you would flop over every time you face a challenge. But a constant feeling of stress is never a good thing. A resistance to stress is what all great leaders have. They can feel stress when they need it, but it isn’t a constant in their lives.

Group exercise helps to reduce the volume of the part of the brain that controls stress. By reducing the volume of this area of the mind, you are going to become more resistant to stress.

Stress Busting

But making you resistant to stress is a long-term benefit. In the short-term, you may feel frazzled and overwhelmed by the rest of the world. This naturally reduces your performance because your mind can no longer focus and you can’t function efficiently.

Nevertheless, you can stop this from happening by fighting back against high stress levels with group exercise. The simple fact is you are reducing tension through using your body in a physical way. You are also providing your mind with a distraction. It’s difficult to think about your problems when you are interacting with other people while exercising.

A Sharper Mind

Concentration and focus may be something lacking in your life. To the frustration of many workers, they can’t stay focused for a long period of time. This leads to them becoming annoyed with themselves, and subsequently more stressed. The ‘monkey mind’ is where your mind is allowed to wander. It’s jumping from place to place without spending much time in one place. You have lost control of your mind and you are unable to focus it on any one issue.

A sharper mind can come from group exercise. These sessions teach you how to concentrate on one specific point. Even one hour per day can make a huge difference.

Team Work

Team work is an essential component of a happy workplace. This is all about what’s going on inside your head. If everyone is stressed and irritable, they are going to begin snapping at each other. Group exercise isn’t just about you. It can also have the same above benefits on everyone else. When this happens to multiple people, they become better able to work together.

Group exercise is more than a good idea for you. It’s a good idea for everyone. If you are thinking about starting a group exercise session in the workplace, make sure you display these benefits to your boss. They are surely looking for ways to improve performance as well.

Getting Started with Group Exercise

As you can see, there are lots of potential mental health benefits you can acquire from group exercise sessions. Not only do these sessions improve your outlook on life, they could go towards getting you that promotion at work. Getting started with group exercise is easy. All you have to do is gather together a small group of friends and get started. If starting your own group doesn’t sound like something you want to do, feel free to find a local community group.

With more focus on exercise than ever before, most major towns and cities will already have such groups set up for the convenience of office workers.


Group exercise should become a part of your life for the sake of your mental health. The benefits you can take advantage of are immense. Get started today and witness what it can do for both you and your social circle.

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