Which Group Exercise Class Should I Take?

One of the main reasons people join a gym is for group exercise classes.

From aquatics to strength training, yoga and more—there’s something for everyone. If you’re new to the gym or have never taken a fitness class before, it can be overwhelming to decide which class to take. Take our quiz below to find out which class is best for you and your fitness goals!

1. Why do you work out?
A. Peace and clarity.
B. Medical reasons.
C. It’s a great social outlet.
D. I feel restless when I don’t exercise every day.

2. What is your main focus? 
A. Relaxation and increased flexibility.
B. Improved health and wellness.
C. FUN.
D. Increased strength.

3. What type of workout are you looking for?
A. Core.
B. Joints. 
C. Lower body.
D. Total body.

4. How do you want to feel on your way out of class? 
A. Destressed and rejuvenated.
B. Nurtured and pain-free.
C. Energized and ready to hit the town. 
D. Sweaty and challenged.

5. How often do you mix up your workout?
A. I’ve been doing the same exercises for years.
B. I like to try new things but keep it generally consistent.
C. I’m always looking for the next fun fitness trend.
D. Every day is different.

6. Do you typically work out alone?
A. Always—exercise is my “me time.”
B. I have a workout buddy or personal trainer.
C. I like to be with people but focused on myself.
D. I love working out in a group for comradery and competition.

7. Which movie best describes your cardio preference?
A. Eat, Pray, Love.
D. Finding Nemo.
C. Step Up.
D. Rocky.

8. What kind of music pumps you up?
A. I prefer to work out in silence.
B. I enjoy peaceful instrumental music.
C. I want to shake my hips.
D. I like a strong beat. 

9. What fitness equipment do you enjoy using?
A. Resistance bands.
B. A stable surface.
C. Stationary bike or treadmill.
D. Kettlebells or weights.

10. How competitive are you?
A. I am literally the least competitive person.
B. I strive to be better than I was yesterday.
C. I like to perform, not compete. 
D. I look to others for challenge and motivation.


If you answered mostly A’s… you seek solitude and a deeper mind-body connection. Classes you should try:

If you answered mostly B’s… you want to feel safe while performing gentle movements. Classes you should try:

If you answered mostly C’s… you want an energetic fitness experience. Classes you should try:

If you answered mostly D’s… you like to sweat and thrive on intensity. Classes you should try:

For a full list of available group exercise classes, visit acac.com/group-exercise. Please note: class availability is dependent on location.