Whether you are participating in CrossFit training, group workouts, or simply training by yourself, we salute you here at Rose City Barbell. It doesn’t really matter how you are getting your exercise, as long as you are getting exercise and staying active. That being said, at Rose City Barbell, we like to think that group workouts are an extremely fun way to do so.

Many people prefer to work out alone simply because they have never participated in a group workout, and that is understandable — after all, the idea of working out with a group can be nerve-wracking. In today’s blog post, Rose City Barbell, your local Tigard fitness gym, will be discussing group workouts, what they are, and why they are beneficial.

What Is A Group Workout?

A group workout is essentially a workout, of any kind, that is done in a group setting. Group workouts can be centered around CrossFit and other workout programs, as well as Olympic weightlifting, functional fitness, or even sports performance training. If you are interested in taking part in a group workout, we urge you to give it a try. Be sure to contact us at our Tigard fitness facility today to ask about our group workout programs. Below, we will outline a few of the reasons that we believe group workouts to be a beneficial addition to your fitness routine.


There are two types of people in this world when it comes to fitness, with the first being someone who can get out of bed every morning at 6 a.m. and put in a good workout by themselves. While yes, it would be nice to be able to motivate yourself like that, most people are not wired to do so. Some people require motivation from their peers to get in a good workout.

Group fitness classes affect motivation in two ways. First, when participating regularly in group workouts you will develop a motivation to get out of bed and attend the class. Second, you will become motivated to set fitness goals that you can meet, while your class members notice your results. If you lack the motivation to work out by yourself, we urge you to give a group workout a try!


Picture this: You are in the gym working out and halfway through your set your muscles begin to feel weak. You start shaking as you try to exert all of your effort to lift the dumbbells five more times, but you realize that you are alone, and nobody is watching you. Why not just give up?

Many people struggle to hold themselves accountable in situations like the one we just illustrated above. Luckily, you don’t have to hold yourself accountable in a group workout. Instead, you hold others accountable — and they do the same for you. In doing so, all parties benefit!


As a Portland CrossFit gym we know a thing or two about structure, after all, CrossFit is one of the most structured training programs in existence. One of the greatest benefits of having a structured training regimen like CrossFit or a group workout is that you can workout without having to think. When you workout by yourself, it is your job to both structure your workout, as well as participate in it. When you attend a group workout you simply have to show up and give it your all!

Come Workout With Us!

If you are interested in making fitness progress, we strongly suggest that you attend one of our upcoming group workouts. While it is easy for us to justify group workouts by making claims to how the structure, accountability, and motivation involved in group fitness are all beneficial to your health, there is really one reason why we suggest it — it is so fun.  Not only will you physically progress as you participate in group workouts, but you will also make friends and build relationships — all while having fun.

If you are interested in participating in group workouts, or any functional fitness for that matter, we urge you to come to visit us at Rose City Barbell. Our Portland CrossFit gym is built on the principle that fun is just as important as fitness. If you have any questions about our CrossFit gym, we urge you to come to visit us or contact us today.

We hope to see you at a group workout soon.

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