Strength in Numbers: How Accountability Increases Fitness Results
Do you want to make exercise more fun? Do you want to have better results from your workouts? Are you looking to get out of a rut?
If your response is “yes” to any of those questions, you might want to consider getting yourself a fitness buddy—or better yet, a whole room full of fitness buddies. Having a support system is important for any kind of success—and that is true of your workouts as well. Particularly in the group fitness setting such as your gym in Highlands Ranch Manic Training, the “peer pressure” aspect provides a powerful combination of support, accountability, motivation—and even competition.
You’ll Work Harder
When you’re working out alone, it’s easy to skip reps or stop early. But when you are part of a group of individuals all working hard right next to you, you are motivated to keep going. Maybe you’ll grab that heavier kettlebell when you see someone else going for it. You might go harder and faster on the assault bike when your neighbour is kicking some serious butt.
You’ll Be More Motivated
Whether you’re jogging shoulder-to-shoulder with a group of runners or simply glancing across the fitness floor at familiar faces, there’s a strong motivation in the feeling that “we’re all in this together.” If you feel like you are running out of steam in a workout, you can count on empathy or encouragement from those around you to help you get through. A group promotes a feeling of community that is highly beneficial in any fitness journey.
You’ll Show Up More Often
When your fitness friends are expecting you at a workout, you are more likely to show up.
A study in Psychology of Sport and Exercise found that the exercise habits of people you know have a positive influence on your exercise habits. Another study showed that married couples who joined gyms together had dropout rates of just over 6 percent—compared with a nearly 43 percent dropout rate of couples who did not go to the gym together.
You’ll Have More Success
When you go to the gym regularly and work hard, you will naturally have more success. You will probably see better results in the mirror—as well as in your strength and endurance.
Join the Manic Training community and see for yourself! Manic Training offers great ways to stay connected to the nearest gym in Highlands Ranch with some fun things to do with fellow fitness-minded people. Try out Manic Training for a week for free.