Social support is one of the biggest motivators for a wide range of reasons. Think about it this way. You know you need to change and start working out to get healthier. A friend agrees with you, they’re in the same predicament. You decide that it would be better to work out together, to help one another push past the limits you might otherwise artificially place on yourselves.
You set the date. You’ll attend the gym at 8am on a Thursday. When Thursday morning rolls around, and you feel tired, what will you do? Call it off? But you’ve been waiting all week for it. No, you choose to push through so as not to let your friend down. They decide to do the same. Repeat this five times, and you have a habit. Repeat this ten times, and now dropping out becomes even harder. Repeat this thirty times, and you have a close friend and workout buddy you can measure results together with.
Community is powerful like that. It can help you become your best self. But how can we find the best community, in all manner of fitness considerations? With the following advice:
Reddit is a golden resource for many reasons. If you have a particular plan or program that you follow, from Couch 2 5k to weightlifting in general, you will meet people there who are more than interested in seeing what you have to offer. Reddit offers people young and old, beginner or advanced, to share tips and come together with an understanding of what is most appropriate. From diet advice (keto, intermittent fasting etc) to simply finding motivation, this can be a golden resource in your journey.
Stick Within Your Program
Sticking within your program can also be a fantastic means of meeting new people. Let’s say you’re beginning with Stronglifts or Starting Strength. You can BET that the people interested in those programmes will be more than able to help you out with them. From figuring out how to spend your deload week, to the best supplements to take, to helping convince you that you never need overbearing fitness gear to perform well, sticking within your program can help you become a fan of it, and it helps you excel within that space.
Find Classes & Leadership Sessions
There are many excellent leadership classes and sessions out there that help you connect to more people who share your mindset. Fitness is a way of life, but so is business growth, and so is making the best out of your leadership skills. If you can combine those things together and surround yourself with people who are positive, forward-thinking, and also members of the Fiesta app, you’ll no doubt combine your output together and become fit in not only health, but in the mindset it takes to live a life like this. That can only be a positive route forward.
With this advice, we hope you can more easily find your community, and share success in achievement of your goals.
Thank you for reading!