Live workplace sessions are more popular than ever—and for good reason. When people exercise with others, they feel more relaxed and can better enjoy the experience.
However, the biggest challenge for many people is not exercising per se – but persevering with an exercise routine once it has been started. Even people with the best intentions can lose the impulse and motivation that promoted them to get healthy and move about more in the first place, especially when they have to do it alone.
Sprintcrowd is currently the only live workout experience app on the market that impersonates the feeling of exercising with a motivational group of friends virtually and remotely.
5 of the specific benefits users can gain from using Sprintcrowds live exercise feature:
Positive competitiveness: Working out in the company of others helps individual users push themselves past the threshold they would hit when working out solo — whether that be in time or intensity. With an interactive team leaderboard that is constantly adjusting to drive motivation and encourage friendly competition, a “trigger, craving, reward” cycle is implemented among users that are beneficial for their physical and mental health.
Consistency: When a real ‘live’ trainer and a group of virtual friends are waiting, people have an extra dose of stimulus and accountability pushing them to show up to a scheduled exercise session and stick it out. Positive peer pressure also helps curb the urge to bow out of a workout or cancel a session at the last minute.
Diversified workouts: When people work out alone, they tend to fall into a boring routine fairly quickly— but just the addition of a virtual coach and a motivated group of people can transform any workout session into something unique, creative and fun.
With an international network of more than 100 coaches speaking more than eight languages, Sprintcrowd’s coaches provide platform users with an enormous selection of weekly activities that vary in format and be completed wherever the user feels most comfortable.
Social support: One of the trickiest aspects of remote and hybrid work is its impact on human social relationships. According to the Microsoft 2022 Work Trend Index Annual Report, only half of remote workers say they have a thriving relationship with their direct team, and even fewer have a strong relationship with those outside their team. Human beings are social beings by nature, and by exercising together (even virtually), people can regain a feeling of camaraderie, encouragement and support.
Easy Accessibility: In a study by Yale and Oxford Universities, researchers found that sessions of just 45 minutes of movement three to five times a week were associated with the highest mental and physical health benefits. But people who struggle with social anxiety find the prospect of group exercise a reason to abandon their fitness goals altogether. Because Sprintcrowd live gives users the ability to choose when, where and how to exercise, even self-conscious and shy individuals can take part in group activities without feeling uncomfortable exhausted or drained.