The Power of Friendship: How to motivate your friends to pursue their fitness goals

I bet you’ve heard this in the last month: “I totally need to get in shape.” If you haven’t heard it yet, I bet you will!

At this time of year, it’s common for people to talk about putting off their fitness goals until summer is over. People who work out—people like you—often inspire others to think about their habits and contemplate a change in routine.

Here’s the thing: Many people know they need to work on their fitness and nutrition, and many people say they’re going to do it soon. But few people actually follow through.

I’d like to team up with you over the next two months to help the people around you. Here’s the plan:

Whenever someone says “I need to get in shape” or “I need to lose weight” or “I need to get back to the gym” or anything like that, say this: “Great idea. I can help! Can I pass your contact info on to my coach?”

If they say “no,” they clearly aren’t ready to make a change—and that’s OK. But if they say “yes,” would you take the time to put us in contact with your friend?

You know how it will go from there: We’ll reach out and ask how we can help improve your friend’s health and fitness, and then we’ll lay out a solution that will get results.

It’s a simple process—but without you, nothing happens. You’re the key connector, and can have a huge impact on your friends’ fitness! Sometimes all it takes is accountability from a trusted friend.

Keep your ears open this summer and listen for people who need help! When you find someone who’s willing to take the next step, please connect us. We’d love to help the people around you become fitter and healthier.

Summer Tip

If you’re on the road this summer, remember that a little movement goes a long way. Travel can be a grind, and it’s common to sit a lot and snack on things that don’t match up with your nutrition goals.

But you can fight back by pulling over once in a while and moving. You could just walk and stretch for 10 minutes. Your body will thank you.

Or you could even do a very short workout with reduced intensity—how about 10 minutes of 5 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, and 15 squats?

Just a little activity will keep you on track with your training and ensure you don’t fall out of a routine. Remember: You’re a person who moves—so make time to move no matter what.

And if you want to double down, try to make healthy food choices as often as possible. Sweets and high-fat foods are plentiful on the road. But you can often find jerky, sandwiches with lean cuts of meat, chopped fruit and veggies, protein bars, and other healthy options. If you swap out a few bags of chips and some chocolate bars for healthier choices, you’ll keep the momentum you built with all your hard work in the gym.

And, of course, we’d be happy to create a travel workout plan for you or help you with some healthy-eating strategies while you’re on the road. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to our email at [email protected] with any questions!