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It’s no secret that workout classes are all the rage right now. Every day, it seems that a new type of class has emerged. If you want a class that combines martial arts, hip hop and acrobatics, it’s probably out there. People are gifting one another certificates for workout classes, and women are meeting up for Zumba before boozy Sunday brunches. Fitness classes almost are the new happy hour. And you probably have some friends who are as devoted to their workout class as one might be to a religion. So you could feel like an outsider if group exercise doesn’t call your name. But you’re not alone. Exercise can be a private event for some people. If you’ve looked into the window of a workout class, heard the high-pitched house music, seen those legs going up and down and thought, “Nuh-uh” then you may be a solo exerciser. Here are signs you’re not a workout class person.

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You don’t respond well to yelling

A lot of fitness instructors turn to the militant, drill sergeant persona for their classes. If you break down and cry, or become very angry and resentful, in the face of this personality, fitness class may not be for you. If extremely perky people make your skin crawl, you may also be out of luck, since that’s the other common fitness instructor personality type.

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