Early on, I knew fitness was always going to be a part of my life. But as I got older, the passion I had for health and fitness quickly transitioned into a career. You’ve heard that old saying: “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Well, it’s exactly how I feel about what I do everyday. Nothing makes me happier and more satisfied than changing people’s lives for the better. Over the years, I’ve noticed how beneficial it is for being to train with others (one of the many reason I opened up my own gym). Here’s why…
Helps To Keep You Accountable
It’s easy to make a plan of action when it comes to training. You plan out your week and boom…something can easily derail it. A couple days off can quickly turn into a couple of weeks and then you find that you simply lack the drive and focus for fitness. But when you train with a group of people, it’s much more likely that your coach and group will check in with you and help keep you/get you back on track. When you know there is someone else that’s going to help hold you accountable, you’re much more likely to keep yourself focused and on the right fitness path.
No Boredom, Just Motivation
For every person that thinks they’ve mastered their fitness potential, there’s a person next to them that’s taken it even farther. One of the best parts of working out with a group is that you are always motivated to step up your game and train smarter. Seeing this on a daily basis helps your motivation kick in and gives you the added push to take your training to the next level. It’s easy when you train solo to keep yourself at a comfortable pace, rather than step it up a notch. Not to mention that boredom can also set it. But when you train with a team that is crushing daily workouts…it’s going to motivate you to as well.
From Training Buddies To Friends
Personally, the best part of working out in a group setting is all the fantastic people you meet along the way. I’ve met some of my best friends through fitness and I’ve seen my team members grow into a fitness family. When you train solo, you may be more likely to rush through a workout just to get it finished. When you train with members you sweat, push yourself, laugh and get through the workout as a group. You are in it together. I truly love seeing all my members form friendships that transcend the gym. But knowing that at the core of these friendships is a common desire to make their lives healthier is the icing on the cake. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork.
Fitness has truly changed my life for the better and opening up my own gym and helping to change people’s outlook on health and fitness has far exceeded any expectation I had about my career. Do you need any other reason to join us? Check out our newest challenge for men, Mansformation 2015: http://blackburntraining.com/.