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A community is any collective group that resides in a similar location and generally converge with desire to achieve a similar interest.
Sometimes communities quickly sprout from out of nowhere while others can remain quite exclusive.
So what has this got to do with fitness, and how can you find your community with benefits?
Let’s start from the top and work our way down on this best defines exactly what it is you’re looking for in a community.
Decide How You Wish to Achieve Your Goals
There’s a multitude ways that you can lose 10kgs and there’s even a few different ways you can decrease your 5km personals best.
However, if you want to float with your flock you might want to look the part because most communities are going to well and truly be set
in their ways. This can be a real advantage to the new kid on the block as you can easily ride the coattails of the veterans in the crew
until you learn the ropes. All the guesswork has been taken care of for you and all you have left to do is show up, sweat, rinse &
repeat then boast about your success.
Find Some Common Ground
Square pegs don’t fit into round holes and there’s no point in trying to force the peg to fit. And, just like your new community, it goes
without saying, you ideally want to fit in. The best way to achieve this is to see a referral or a testimonial from a friend, then follow
that up with a visit or trial. The benefit of this is you get to ‘try before you buy’ and see if your new crew is an ideal fit.
Find Your Voice
The true test whether you’ve found your tribe is the feeling of belonging to something. A good indicator of this comes at a point where you’re confident enough to have found your voice. This is an important step in any community or team environment because it represents that transition from participant to a contributing member of the team or, a community leader!
Not only is fitness good for the mind and body, but by connecting it to community it can also bring you closer to your goals and help you make new friends. We grow through others and are more likely to be motivated in a group than on our own. So find your fitness community today, we promise you won’t regret it!
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