Group Training

At Movement Academy, there are a variety of fitness classes, each tailored for a specific purpose. We offer strength training for runners, designed to help runners build the necessary muscular foundation to prevent injuries. Our Lift class focuses on utilizing dumbbells and free weights in training, while Kettlebell Klash combines kettlebells and bodyweight movements for an effective 30-minute workout.

Fitness classes provide a sense of community, fostering extrinsic motivation. Finding a community aligned with your goals is crucial when embarking on a new fitness journey. Each class offers a unique opportunity to connect with others and enhance motivation.

Motivation can be categorized into two types: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation stems from within, as individuals discover enjoyment in specific activities over time. Extrinsic motivation, on the other hand, comes from external sources such as encouragement from friends or support from a personal trainer.

It’s essential to explore extrinsic motivation and understand how to transition it into intrinsic motivation. Relying solely on extrinsic factors may lead to a decrease in motivation over time, possibly due to low self-efficacy.

Self-efficacy refers to the belief in one’s ability to take specific actions to achieve goals. This belief is nurtured within a community, whether through personal training or support from peers in fitness classes. Strengthening self-efficacy involves shifting from external motivators to self-motivation.

The way we treat and talk to ourselves can greatly impact our motivation. Instead of saying, “I can’t do this, it’s too hard,” it’s crucial to adopt a growth mindset and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.

Intrinsic motivation requires patience and self-awareness of internal motivators. Setting SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) is important in any endeavor, including fitness. Understanding your “why” provides clarity and direction in achieving your goals.

Group training combines both intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors, making it easier to stay committed to your fitness journey. The sense of community and shared goals create a supportive environment for progress and growth.

Remember to enjoy the process, train smart, and be kind to yourself and others.