That is me and Carey Kepler, step in step during a run last week. Almost every day, I join the CrossFit Central gals - Carey, Crystal, Megan, Jess, Alex, Nicole, and Heather - for a workout. It's usually in the middle of heat and after a long morning of clients/boot camps/classes. Meeting these ladies helps keep me motivated to show up, give it all I've got that day, and have fun! I am thankful for this group of superstars who have helped push me to the next level of fitness.
Less than 10% of Americans participate in a regular exercise program (20 min, 3x a week) and of the sedentary adults who begin a program, 50% will drop out within 6 months!
How can a group help keep you in that 10% of active individuals?
- accountability - you're more likely to show up for the workout if someone is waiting for you
- motivation - the energy of a group will encourage you to push for your personal best
- variety - the Rolodex of exercises increases when you are working out with other people
- fun! - working out doesn't seem like work if you get to socialize with your friends too