We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to achieve our fitness goals, which should be the case since it is an individual accomplishment. However, it is as important, if not more, to surround yourself with others that want you to reach your fitness goals as much as you do. The slightest support or motivation from others can make the difference between giving up and marching on. Having a community where you can seek advice, find motivation and help to inspire others will help in numerous ways.
The clearest benefit from having a community behind you is the motivation you’ll receive from others. Whether it is people telling you to keep pushing or finding inspiration in others achieving similar goals, your community will be there for you when motivation is needed. Find a platform such as GrpFit where motivation can come in various forms from other like-minded people, and you’ll be one step closer to your goals.
When your peers start to become invested in your progress, they will not hesitate to hold you accountable. This will help you during the times you feel yourself not giving your all. Whether it’s a simple reminder or a more detailed conversation outlining your plan and progress, having people there will help you eliminate all possible excuses.
Camaraderie is key with any type of community, but for fitness, a little friendly competition is important as well. When I am scrolling through my feed on GrpFit and I see a friend going hard in the gym, I instantly think that I need to go just as hard the next time I am in the gym. This helps me stay on track and consistent with my effort. And I know it would for you too!
Compliments and Recognition
At the end of the day, we are all human and we all appreciate compliments and recognition for things we work hard to achieve. This is especially true for goals related to health and fitness. Listening to or reading comments that people make on your weight loss, strength or effort will go a long way with your confidence and ability to achieve whatever you put your mind to.
If you haven’t already, find a community to help you achieve your fitness goals. You’ll soon understand all of the benefits I outlined above. You can also download GrpFit, which is a fitness platform for the Black community, to fill that void (Currently available for iOS). Also, feel free to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
By Rich Bailey, CEO/Co-Founder, GrpFit – Fitness Platform for the Black Community