Community Support Can Boost Your Weight Loss

It’s no secret that working out to get into shape can have its ups and down. The dedication, commitment and time involved can make it tough for anyone to make sound decisions and take the right actions to get the desired results. This is where finding and relying on a community support system can very much come in handy. When you don’t work out alone, you may find yourself more motivated to stick with a program.

So, how can you find the support you need to shed pounds, tone up and create the healthier body you’re after? There are a few great ways to gain the edge you might need to succeed. They include:

  • Joining a group exercise class – This is an excellent choice that’s offered at most gyms and fitness centers. Group exercise classes can really help people see the results they are after because everyone involved may literally work together to help others see results. Class members often form bonds and the sense of camaraderie can help push you to keep showing up and working out. There is also a sense of accountability that can go along with group sessions.
  • Outdoor boot camps are another great way to get you support. I know all of you can’t play and workout outside, but many of you can dependent upon where you live. Besides, you need optimal amounts of Vitamin D and there is no better way to attain this vital nutrient than natural sunlight. Boot camps are extremely hot right now…you have a lot of choices. Find the right one for you and kick it into gear. Your outdoor boot camp can include obstacle courses and fun movements with the fresh air hitting you in your face.
  • Working with a personal trainer – If group classes or boot camps don’t fit your personality, you might find working with a personal trainer or fitness coach works for you. A supportive coach/trainer can help you set goals, devise a plan to reach them and then assist you in making sure you stay on task. Many people find the one-on-one sessions with a trainer help motivate them greatly. Plus, trainers are great at holding their clients accountable for actions and making it fun for their clients as well.
  • Working out with friends – Just having a workout buddy or two can make all the difference in the world. Get a few friends or family members together and head to the gym or park together. You can provide each other support both inside and outside. When you have the support of family and friends it’s a proven fact that success rates go way up.

Whether you join a class or two, get a coach or trainer, or workout with a family member or buddy, having someone else to lean on for support is huge. You can definitely feed off of one another. When someone else stands by your side, it becomes much easier to get through the rough spots that can go along with working out and achieving the results you deserve and desire.

Community support can increase your motivation, helping you over tough times when you really don’t feel like exercising.  Although, you’re always glad you did when your workout is complete. You feel so much better, right? When you workout in a group or community setting, you’ll also gain assistance in dealing with those weight loss plateaus that might otherwise set you back. Take the bull by the horns and don’t be afraid to ask for help…it will make you better…you can count on it.

About the Author

Marin health and fitness expert, John Spongberg is the founder of Personal Training in Marin as well as an accomplished author, speaker and life coach. He is dedicated to helping people reach their optimum level of fitness, health and body satisfaction through a unique, comprehensive whole-person approach, customized to each client.

Mr. Spongberg creates a successful experience for individuals who are ready to take the next step to, once and for all, achieve the extraordinary health, vitality and body they’ve long been dreaming of. Your satisfaction is personally guaranteed 100% or your money back!

If you’re ready, you can reach Mr. Spongberg at (415) 785-4826 or visit his website at www.PersonalTrainingInMarin.comwhere you can download your free copy of his special health and fitness report, The Truth About Losing Weight.

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