Yoga is one of the methods for keeping fit, it is practiced by many, it could be a hobby, maintaining a good posture or even as a form of exercise to promote weight loss. One of the best ways to learn and practice yoga safely is to find a good teacher or a place that has produce very happy students.
Others would still prefer the more traditional way of hitting the gym and training on the equipment in there.
Today we will be covering the difference about whether it is better to join a studio or a gym to keep fit.
The first difference between a studio and gym is that, the studio has fixed classes and time slot where you would be required to attend it otherwise you will miss it, a gym on the other hand opens almost 24/7 in which you have the flexibility to attend it at your convenience but the point about it is that since you can attend it at your own leisure, sometimes you may start contemplating and not go down to the gym eventually hence it requires lots of self-discipline.
The next core difference is the atmosphere between the both. Gyms are typically filled with sweaty bags, towels and equipment and hence there is a pungent smell of perspiration but for a studio, the whole place is decorated in such a way that it induce a very calm and relax atmosphere with candles and incense. Also calm and soothing music.
Inside a gym, people are constantly coming and going with their own daily activities. Placing yourself in a corporately owned gym makes it easy to become lost in a sea of faces. However, in a yoga class we are a group, a team, an unit. Collectively we all experiencing the same lesson. We learn to view our class mates in a better light. We value others though human experience. Together we will face both challenges and achievements. Most of us would have the same agendas each and every time we take out those mats. Obviously, friendships are formed because of this. The simple fact we are attending the same scheduled classes on a regular basis, guarantees that we can develop those similar thinking relationships and get started to go to the other person for support.
Once you have made the decision to join a yoga studio you will find the personal touch and physical critiques from a qualified instructor just as soothing as the candles and background music. Your instructor wants to learn more about you and your body in order to provide you with a pleasant experience. If the instructor learns of a tragedy in one of his/her students’ lives, verbal cues and suggestions can be tailored to support them both physically and emotionally. Students are known to share their aches or pains with their yoga instructors, knowing they will incorporate specific poses to accommodate each need. In gyms however, there can be costly fees’ for a personal trainer’s time. What’s even more alarming is not all gym staff are certified personal trainers. While studios typically provide certified instructors to teach you each and every class.
So what do you think? Would you prefer a gym or a Yoga Studio to learn Yoga and keep fit?