If you struggle with getting (and staying) active, you are not alone. Although we all know that moving is essential for staying mobile, getting fit, losing weight, and exercising regularly can be tough.
Many obstacles can prevent us from prioritizing training. Work, family obligations, and daily demands can easily derail our trips to the gym.
The great news is that there are ways to get excited about getting off the couch, and it all begins by connecting with other people.
People Who Need People
When it comes to workouts, the cliche, “there is strength in numbers,” is true! In other words, when you feel supported, research says you are more likely to begin and continue your exercise routine.
Think about the most fun you’ve had in the last few weeks or when you’ve felt especially encouraged. Chances are, other people were around. Maybe it’s been your BFF, school buddy, spouse, or family member.
There is no doubt that when others support us, we thrive. That “can do” attitude that occurs when we are motivated by others allows us to better accomplish our fitness goals.
Group Training Benefits
You may wonder, “why is group training effective?” After all, it is entirely possible to lift weights and do cardio training on your own.
The truth is that connecting with others makes exercise more enjoyable. Life is too short to be unhappy when you are getting into shape.
Being part of a positive workout tribe gives us more energy, confidence, and inspiration. The right fitness community can make working out seem easier, so we want to do it more often.
Plus, finding ways to make moving your body something you look forward to will help you get closer to your goals.
Science Shows Community Matters
Research reveals that the healthy habits of others rub off on us. That includes the exercise behaviors of people around us.
If your goal is to lose some extra pounds, you’ll be interested to know that people tend to shed more weight if they spend time with their fit friends. In fact, the more time they spend together, the more weight they lose. This makes a pretty strong argument for making your workouts communal.
Published studies show other enormous advantages of group workouts:
- Improves mental, physical, and emotional quality of life
- Reduces stress levels
- Train twice as long when you’re with others
- Keeps you accountable and showing up for your sessions
- Increases the frequency of working out
Community at Every Age
If you believe you won’t be able to keep up or are too old to get involved in group fitness, it’s time to rethink this idea. There are some extra benefits of being part of a fitness community for older adults in particular.
For example, exercising as part of a group provides the opportunity to interact with others, meet new people, and make new friends. All these things can help combat the loneliness and isolation that many mature adults experience.
How to Find a Supportive Fitness Community
Here are three steps to finding the best group for you:
- Find Like-Minded People. Surround yourself with individuals who share your same common goals.
- Knowledgeable Coaches. Whether you are a novice or a superior athlete, having access to a certified fitness coach will keep you injury free and help you stay on track.
- Positivity. Look for a group that makes you feel good about yourself, lifts you up, is happy to help, and makes you feel like you are part of the squad.
If you don’t easily connect with your newfound fitness family after the second or third session, it’s okay to look around to find your perfect match.
Come for the Program, Stay for the People
The moral of this story is that it is not only the exercise program or nutrition plan that makes you successful in achieving your fitness goals. It is also the support of others that helps your journey.
Undoubtedly, support and encouragement from others help us move more. When people we trust believe in our ability to be active, we are more likely to believe it, too!
At Fit Body Boot Camp (FBBC), we are confident you will find your place of comfort and motivation in our small group classes. You will feel a genuine camaraderie with other members and feel supported and inspired to take your fitness to the next level. Best of all, the right fitness community will enhance your overall wellness.
We offer result-driven sessions that you will look forward to attending.
- All fitness levels welcome
- Positive and inspirational community
- Fun body toning workouts
- Certified fitness coaches to motivate you throughout each class
- Results you’ll be proud of
- No intimidating equipment
- No figuring it out alone
The human connection is vital for happiness in life, and at Fit Body Boot Camp, we know together we’re stronger than when we’re apart. Come join us today at Fit Body Boot Camp.