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Fitness Connects You With Other People

Almost everyone is getting involved in group exercise today, in a Park or at the Gym you can find people exercising together. There's everything from Running Clubs,Yoga, Fight Classes to Boot Camp classes.

Whether you train alone at home or in a packed gym, you're part of the same passionate global community. All you have to do to be a member is to want to challenge and improve yourself. It's that simple.

"Once you start to make change, you'll be surrounded by others who are also trying to better themselves as well," says Lopez. "This helps you build a strong support system that'll be there for you when you have a bad day, even if you've never met them."

In fitness, just like in life, things aren't always going to go your way. When they don't, it's crucial to have others to lean on. And then, when you're further down the road, you can do the same for someone else.


Unless you're that rare person that can jump out of bed at 5 a.m. and hit the ground running, odds are that getting and staying motivated are difficult for you. You are not alone. The majority of the people I've worked with over the years have had the same problem. That's one of the great things about the group setting. Many people who attend a class will show up exhausted from the ups and downs of everyday life. But once they join the group, they become re-energized. With a friendly fitness instructor there to light a fire under you rear, it can't get any better.

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