Fitness centers are re-opening, and people are eager to start going to the gym again. According to the 2021 IHRSA Media Report, “94% of people plan to return to their gym in some capacity” (p. 13). But with so many online and hybrid workout programs available, why does anyone want to go back to the gym?

For a lot of people, it’s about being part of a community. The same report says that 42% of fitness enthusiasts miss working out with other people, and 36% miss their gym’s sense of camaraderie (p. 15). If you want to be part of a community, or if you just like to exercise around other people, Sprint 8 GX is a great way to make that happen.

Sprint 8 GX is a brand-new group training program that combines Sprint 8 sprint cardio with strength and mobility training. Performed a maximum of three days per week, you’ll do a full session of Sprint 8, followed by 20 minutes of strength training and 5-10 minutes of flexibility training. Each day focuses on a different muscle group: chest, back and core. With Sprint 8 GX, you’re taking full advantage of the Sprint 8 protocol’s proven health benefits. You’ll build muscle, strengthen your bones, enhance your cardiovascular health and trigger active-aging benefits that other types of exercise can’t match.

The Sprint 8 GX program is always led by a certified instructor. Their certification makes them an authority on everything Sprint 8, from the workout itself to the science that supports the protocol. During a Sprint 8 GX session, the instructor coordinates every aspect of your workout, from everyone starting together to the final stretch.

But why do Sprint 8 in a group? If you’ve ever done it by yourself, you’ll know how challenging it is to reach the intensity needed to make the protocol truly beneficial. Those who do Sprint 8 in the gym are often told they’re the hardest-working person in the room.

With Sprint 8 GX, you’re in a room full of people who are working just as hard as you. Doing your best becomes the rule, not the exception. This can help you feel more confident in your efforts, encouraging you to work harder than you ever could on your own.

Here are three more good reasons to get involved in Sprint 8 GX, instead of working out by yourself:

Structure

When you’re starting a new workout, you may be tempted to set unrealistic goals, like working out seven days a week. But with Sprint 8 GX, that’s discouraged. It’s okay to skip a day; in fact, you should wait at least one day before your next session. Fortunately, you don’t need to do any planning – Sprint 8 GX workouts are designed to ensure that you’ll only need to do them three times per week.

Community

Just because you can go a day or two without exercising doesn’t mean you should skip a Sprint 8 class. If you do, you’ll miss out on the benefits of the protocol – and the shared experience of working out in a group. This can help you turn working out into a long-term habit.

In fact, if you sign up for Sprint 8 GX with friends, you’re even more likely to stick to the workout. This study shows that 95% of people who started a workout program with friends made it all the way to the end, compared to 76% of people who did it alone.

Support

We try to make Sprint 8 easy to understand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ask questions. If you do Sprint 8 in a group, your certified instructor can answer those questions right away. They can also give you helpful advice when you’re moving to a new level or trying out a different type of cardio equipment. Depending on the gym, and your personal preferences, you could be doing Sprint 8 on a treadmill, an elliptical or a bike. It’s great to have someone who can help you figure out which type of cardio equipment is right for you.

Motivation

It can be hard to stay motivated when you’re working out by yourself, especially when you’re doing one of the toughest exercise protocols in the world. But when you do Sprint 8 with a group, you’re surrounded by people who know how tough Sprint 8 really is. These people can be a great source of inspiration. When you’re struggling, they can give you feedback and encouragement. When you’re confused or unsure of yourself, they can offer advice. And if you ever feel like quitting, they can help you change your mind.

This sense of togetherness can measurably improve the quality of your workout. According to this study, people who experience a strong sense of togetherness while exercising report more “enjoyment, affective valence, and exertion.” In other words, they worked harder and had more fun.

If you’re interested in group training with Sprint 8, be sure to ask your local gym or fitness center if they offer Sprint 8 GX. For more information, you can get in touch with us here.

Phil Campbell

“Sprint 8 is a tried and true workout that can rapidly and radically change your body for the better. It’s simple. It’s effective. And you’re going to love what it does to your body.”