Join a health & fitness community and reap these benefits!
Today the big buzzword is “community” in the fitness world. Many recognizable brands like Soul Cycle, Lulu Lemon, Barry’s Boot Camp, and Cross-Fit all market the community support when participating. I think there are several reasons for this, but that’s not really that important. What is important is to know how these health & fitness communities can support you in your journey. Here are some of my top reasons why you should get involved in a health & fitness community that is suitable for your needs and wants.
Working out on your own is hard. There’s no doubt about it. Even I lose motivation from time to time. It’s human nature to want to stay in a comfort zone. However, this can all be avoided and worked out when you start training in a group. According to a Club Industry report in 2018, “Group exercise is growing to meet the demands of the consumer’s needs for variety.” It’s easier when you have friends and others working to achieve similar goals, whether that be in the workout or specifically.
When you’re feeling sluggish or you’re just not in the mood to push yourself. The health & fitness community your apart will keep you in check. They will encourage you to keep coming back and to keep a positive outlook. This encouragement is necessary for growth and progress. Otherwise, it all just feels meaningless and empty anyway, even if you did reach your goals.
You’ve probably have read or heard me talk about the importance of celebrating your victories or achievements even if they appear to be small or insignificant. When you watch an NBA basketball game and see Lebron James shoot a free throw for the millionth time, you’ll still see his teammates come over to acknowledge the shot, good or bad. Celebrating is essential to feel good about pursuing your health & fitness goals.
“Birds of a feather, flock together.” When you create friendships that come naturally from seeing each other repetitively, you have more of an affinity to want to keep coming back. You want to genuinely see that person or people, or you might not want to feel bad by not showing up or being consistent. Either way, it’s a win-win.
Being a part of a health & fitness community amps up your ability to be successful, to be consistent, and to enjoy the process. In a world where our relationships are at the tip of our fingers (phones), we need more and more person to person interactions to stay human.
On my 5 To Thrive Friday blog I’ll give you 5 Tips To Join The Right Fitness Community.
Until then, stay healthy & fit my friends.
Your health & fitness coach,