Seven Places to Find Support on Your Fitness Journey

Last week I posted about Goal Reevaluation, and I realized that most of the strategies involved working with a coach or a significant other.

So what if you don’t have either of those?

Where can you get support on your fitness journey?

Here’s what I’ve got!

1. Social Media

Reach out to people you follow. I can’t speak for everyone, but most of us are here to help. Whether it’s a simple question, or just needing to talk- that’s what we’re here for!

2. Accountability Groups (step trackers)

Again, the internet has given us literally zero excuses. I have a Fit Bit and I know there are local events, groups, and friends within the app! I assume other trackers do the same.

3. Blogs or Forums

Yes these still exist! I run my site through WordPress and there’s a whole community of like minded fitness people on there.

4. Family

Every family is different, ask that they show up when you need it most, and have your back. Be honest, be up front, but also accept that they might not be YOUR support system.

5. Friends and Workout Partners

Having a workout partner will not only keep you accountable, but they’ll help you feel more comfortable and confident to push past your comfort zone.

6. Coworkers

Sure, the break room is always filled with donuts and cookies, but have you ever thought that Karen might struggle with that too? You’d be surprised at how many people would like to be on their own fitness journey. YOU might end up being that support for them, and vice versa!

7. Events or Classes

Ok, I know this is a sensitive one with Covid restrictions being in place, but when things DO open back up for everyone I’d highly suggest events or classes. Social/human interaction can’t be beat! When I was in college I’d go to spin, zumba, kickboxing, yoga, and play intramural sports. It was a great way to meet people and just have fun with fitness.

So there you have it, seven options for support. If you feel like it’s time for you to dig a little deeper than that, consider working with a coach. I’m here for you!

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