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5 Benefits of Joining a Fitness Community

There’s a reason that fitness communities are touted as being “game changers” for those of us looking for a sustainable way to lose weight, get fit, improve health – whatever your goals are. Beyond the support that you get with a community, your brain also changes during social activities; dopamine is increased and cortisol levels decline because as humans, we naturally crave human interactions.

But, especially as a new gym-goer, there can be a lot of confusion when it comes to fitness: what workouts are best? How to do them without injury? Should I switch up my routine? At Fitness World, we get these questions all the time and our answers always revolve around the same core solutions: expertise, sustainable workouts, and support.

All of these (and the answers to common fitness questions) can be found at a fitness community.

Keep reading to learn the five key benefits to joining a fitness community and click the link at the end of the article to join the most amazing fitness community there is (we’re not biased, it really is).

5 Benefits of Joining a Fitness Community

Unless you have the rare ability to lead a completely self-motivated, isolated fitness lifestyle, you’re more than likely going to need some help (or at the very least, a guide).

If this is you, don’t worry! Most, if not everyone, needs some fort of fitness guidance throughout their journeys and it’s always best to be a part of a professional, supportive fitness community that can help provide you with the answers and motivation you need.

Here are our favourite benefits of joining a fitness community like Fitness World.

1. Continued Motivation

Solo workouts can be a great way to minimize distraction or calm your nerves if you get gym anxiety, but ultimately, they don’t give you the sustained motivation that a traditional gym (or an online fitness platform) can give you.

If you’re new to working out or don’t have great self-discipline, a fitness community is a great way to learn and keep you motivated. If you know that you signed up for a fitness class at a certain time and date, you’re more likely to go than if you’re going to the gym on a whim.

2. You Can Get a Pre-Planned Workout Routine

For new gym-goers, joining a fitness community is the BEST way to ensure you get expert advice and answers to all your fitness questions, including workout routines.

Creating a workout routine can be extremely intimidating which is why it’s always best to leave it to the experts! Book a goal session with a certified personal trainer who can help create a pre-planned workout routine just for you and show you exactly how to perform the exercises to reduce the risk of injury.

3. The Unconditional Support

Fitness communities are all about support and Fitness World is no different. Not only do we have expert trainers and instructors on staff to help you with your fitness journey, but we also have exclusive fitness solutions that support you, post-workout like our HydroMassage chairs and tanning beds.

When looking for a fitness community, it’s important to make sure that beyond the staff, they also offer features and amenities designed to help you on your journey, no matter where that is.

4. Decreased Levels of Anxiety and Depression

Being social and working out? You’ve hit the daily double for “how to improve your mental health.” According to research done by the Mayo Clinic, social outings can help improve cognitive skills and lead to a happier, longer life.

While, of course this varies from person to person and you should always consult a medical professional regarding your mental health needs, there is so much data that tells us social outings help to reduce levels of anxiety and depression!

Fitness communities are a fantastic way to get that much needed social time – and the best part? You don’t even need to speak to anyone. Simply, being around other people with the same goals and passions as you can help to change your mindset for the better.

5. You Get Your Fitness Questions Answered

There’s a reason we always recommend speaking to a certified personal trainer about your unique fitness needs. Injuries occur, false information spreads, and without the right guidance, it can be an incredibly confusion industry to navigate.

With a fitness community, you get your most difficult questions answered by leading experts in the field, which can help promote a sustainable fitness journey.

Join the Fitness World Community Today

Looking for a new fitness community to join that has all of these benefits and more? Now is the time to start your fitness journey off right at Fitness World.

Join today to be a part of a community that focuses on support, science-backed evidence, and longevity!