Everyone has days when going to the gym is the last thing they want. Whether it be the stresses of work, your relationship, or just plain couch potato syndrome, we all go through this.
While this is perfectly normal, there are ways to shake off the fatigue and actually make it to the gym. A great way is to join a strong fitness community that wants the same results as you do. When you’re on your own, seeking any justification for skipping today’s workout is a piece of cake. However, it becomes more difficult to do this when you have an accountability partner(s).
Here are 5 reasons to cultivate a strong fitness community with your friends, coworkers, and relatives.
Finding the motivation to lift blocks of weights above your head day in and day out can be tricky if you’re going at it alone. This is especially the case if you’ve been working on your craft for some time and not seeing any significant progress.
A single compliment from a friend or colleague can be the difference between sulking in self-pity for your inability to lose weight and doing what it takes to reach your fitness goals. Having a motivating support system can do wonders for self-improvement and lead to better habits.
Holding yourself accountable throughout your fitness journey is probably one of the trickiest tasks known to humankind. It’s far too easy to break a great diet just for a single moment of fleeting happiness in the form of twelve greasy, buffalo sauce-drenched chicken wings from your local fried chicken shop.
Therefore, having people who can keep the group’s habits in check and motivate everyone to stay on track goes a long way. This means fewer slip-ups and more motivation to push yourself far beyond what you originally thought you could achieve.
Accountability partners make all the difference in seeing progress.
Have you ever walked into the gym and bumped into someone you’ve seen frequently, only to notice how big or slim they’ve suddenly gotten?
Let others’ success stories inspire you to stay on track with your fitness goals. The power of seeing someone accomplish something you once considered unattainable for them will probably light a fire in you to be better. Perhaps your own fitness journey could inspire others to embark upon their own.
Finding the energy exercise every day is tough when you’re going at it alone. It’s easy to get bogged down by your work and other commitments. However, the benefits of finding the time to do so are countless in terms of your mental health, and you’ll have an even better time in a supporting, positive environment.
There’s no better feeling in the world than taking out your workplace frustrations and finding a second wind to finish that pesky set.
Arguably, the most burgeoning feeling one gets when working out with a like-minded fitness community is a sense of kinship. At the end of the day, you’ve all found time from your busy routines to meet up every day and strive towards similar goals.
Knowing you’re not alone on your fitness journey can improve your overall well-being and keep pushing you to stay consistent with your attendance.
Cultivating an infectious environment where everyone is motivated, sets better habits, and is willing to go beyond their limits, will benefit your fitness journey. From instilling motivation to kinship, we hope we’ve convinced you of the benefits developing a strong fitness community brings! Join the FIT community here.
When you view health and fitness as a lifestyle rather than a part-time hobby or monthly challenge, you develop healthy, sustainable habits that will improve many areas in your life.
Adopting a new routine can help you in areas such as self-discipline, stress, adaptability, and balance. Pushing yourself to make these changes for good can help you show up as a better version of yourself in all aspects of your life.
It’s easy to feel intimidated by the health and fitness community. But, looking at this lifestyle change as an ‘all or nothing mentality can make you easily overwhelmed – that’s why small steps in the right direction will create lasting results.
When you choose a fitness-focused lifestyle, you set an example for others to follow. Everyone can be affected by the choices you make, so it’s important to make healthy ones that can inspire those around you.
Adopting this lifestyle also has obvious health benefits. From feeling self-confident to reducing the risk of disease, simply making these choices can impact your entire being.
As with starting any new habit, the most important step is to be consistent. When you set extreme goals, you’re more likely to find yourself in burnout or feel completely defeated if you miss a workout. Set your expectations for nothing extreme or intense. The goal isn’t to be perfect, it’s just to be the best version of yourself.
If you eat a ‘not healthy’ meal or skip a workout, don’t stress! Making this lifestyle change is a marathon and not a sprint. Just get back on track the next day and focus on the long-term goals. A healthy life isn’t about an ‘all or nothing mentality, and skipping or missing something here or there won’t make an impact on your health but getting rid of all your habits will.
When you try to force yourself to do exercises that you don’t enjoy or feel are wrong in your body, you are not setting yourself up for long-term success. The best practice is to find exercises that make you feel good and something you can commit to regularly.
Try a FIT group class at any of our locations to experience different workouts and find something new that you are passionate about! From high-impact to stress-lowering yoga classes, it’s important to schedule workouts that motivate you to continue with a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
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Another huge step to developing healthy habits is accountability. When you’re finding yourself on the downward momentum of feeling unmotivated, our FIT trainers are there to help you. Our top-performing Personal Trainers will work with you to develop a custom program that fits your lifestyle. They work with you to create a schedule that you enjoy and keeps you on track for your fitness goals.
This is your life and your unique health journey – FIT is here to support you and make this lifestyle change seamless and supported. With premium amenities and joining a community of like-minded people, you’re on the right track to make healthy habits for life.
How does your health boost with group fitness? As the summer season starts to get busier and busier, you might find it hard to establish a steady workout routine. With an All Club Results membership, it’s easy to schedule in your workouts no matter what your time crunch is!
Research shows that individuals who are a part of a team, have more motivation. The same can be applied to Group Fitness classes! By working out side by side with uplifting members, you’re motivated to push yourself harder during a workout. Group fitness is an exercise program done with other people and is usually led by an instructor. Joining the FIT Group Fitness community means training alongside members who support you on your fitness journey and instructors who are passionate about leading you in workout.
We know that feeling, when you’ve snoozed your alarm three times in a row and missed your chance to workout. When you’ve signed up for a FIT Group Fitness class, you’re motivated to show up and work hard. We hold you accountable to stay on track for your fitness routine throughout the week.
FIT Group Fitness classes range from HIIT, Cycling, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Boxing and more! With many different class times, there’s a class that will always fit into your schedule – no matter how crazy.
Creating a workout routine that works for you can be difficult! FIT Group fitness is a great option for those who want help staying motivated, sticking to a routine, or even just need some accountability.
Are you looking to try something new? Sign up for a Boxing or Kickboxing class at FIT East Village! If you’re interested in trying a low-impact workout like Heated Yoga or Pilates, it’s easy to sign up to incorporate into your morning routine!
Swim laps at the Mission Beach Plunge Pool or enjoy muscle recovery in the hot tub at FIT East Village – the All Club Results Membership is right for you!
In addition to working out in a supportive environment like FIT Group Fitness, you’ll need to factor in your diet for optimal results. The muscles you engage during exercise, whether it’s cardio, resistance training or flexibility work, rely on the nutrition you provide them through your diet. Some basic guidelines to follow for nutrition while working out include:
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