Why Your Gym Community Matters

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Most people are not elite athletes, gym rats, or body builders. Those people’s gym routine for them is like sleeping, eating, brushing teeth, or bathing is to us.

So it goes without saying that having a community of people you know, that you work hard with every day, and who push you to better yourself is a no brainer to help you reach your goals.

But, here are 3 more reasons why having a strong gym community matters to the average fitness enthusiast!

  1. A Sense of Identity: You might not realize it, but community gives us a sense of identity. It helps us understand who we are and feel part of something larger than ourselves. By nature we are social creatures, so it makes sense that connections with other people are central to our happiness. Think about human emotions and behaviors, for instance (ie. Kindness, love, compassion, reciprocity, gratitude, generosity, laughing, laughing)—all natural feelings you experience in a given day throughout your life that are intertwined with your community and relationships, others in your life. Our members love knowing and telling others that they belong to a special group of people who all are members at Beyond The Box Fitness.
  2. It’s good for your health: Interestingly enough, people with strong social connections have less stress-related health issues, lower risk of mental illness, and faster recovery from trauma or illness. Friends and family can also encourage and support us in healthy lifestyle habits, such as exercise and moderation. At Beyond The Box everyone knows each other’s name and they usually know their occupation, their spouses & kids names, and what they like to do on the weekends. We keep an open conversation going through our classes and it helps everyone build trust with each other. So when the going gets tough they know they have friends in the gym and not someone judging them.
  3. They hold you accountable: Each and every class our members ask each other when they’ll be back for the next time after they get done sweating together. This holds them accountable to whatever they say. Knowing that Andrew is coming back on Friday helps Jeff make sure he’s there as well. And, if Andrew doesn’t show, Jeff (and the coach) knows to reach out to Andrew to make sure everything is ok. It’s this sort of dialog that binds a community together to form cohesive relationships with not only each other but also with the struggle that everyone is going through. It’s not easy to show up to class regularly, but if you know someone is expecting you or will call you if you’re not there you’re more likely to get your butt to class.

Looking for a community that will not only push you but will be in your corner when you’re having a crappy day? We’ve still got room for YOU at Beyond The Box Fitness and we’d love to have you!

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