Fitness is like most things in life. It’s better when you do it with other people.
For the introverts among us, that may be a terrifying thought, but it’s true- people who work out with others or have a good support system are more likely to succeed in reaching their goals. So when you find a good workout buddy, don’t let them go! But if you’re currently flying solo, here are some ways you can connect with like-minded fitness enthusiasts and experience your fitness journeys together.
Join a Class-Style Gym
Boutique gyms are the new fitness craze, with unique and challenging workouts that take place in a class setting. These are amazing places to meet people. Whether you’re more into CrossFit or yoga, there’s a class for that, and in that class are people who enjoy the same workout you do! Find a place that fits your schedule, and you’ll see the same people in your class day after day. Introduce yourself (don’t be shy!) and you’ll have immediately made a friend because you already have this class in common.
Share Ideas Online
Maybe you don’t have access to a gym with classes, or maybe you just aren’t ready to take on walking up to strangers and saying hi. That’s okay! The internet is an amazing thing. You can connect with people all over the world, simply through sharing your fitness ideas and inspiration. MrOwl is a fun, new way to share and store your favorite work outs or routines, and now you can even have multiple people collaborating on the same branch! Adding editors to your branch is easy and everyone can share links to their favorite gear or new smoothie recipes without losing anything. It’s a great way for running clubs, accountability buddies, and fitness friends to achieve their goals together.
Talk Your Friends Into Working Out With You
This one is probably the hardest option, but it’s always worth a shot! If your friends or family don’t currently work out, they can be a little bit hesitant to start. But if you’re there, encouraging them to give it a try, that could be the key to helping them begin! For beginners, get them started with a user-friendly workout, like these ones!
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