HOW COACHES AND COMMUNITY CAN HELP YOU COMMIT
Have you ever set a fitness goal but struggled to stay committed to it? Maybe you started strong, but then life got busy, and your motivation waned. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Many people struggle to maintain their fitness goals over the long term.
Our happiest clients didn’t start out confident, consistent and committed.
But there’s one thing our happiest clients have in common:
They make a commitment to investing in their health.
They make fitness a priority in their lives.
They know working out makes them feel better. Eat better. Sleep better.
But if it was as easy as being committed we’d all be millionaires with six packs.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution: accountability partners.
Having accountability partners can be a game-changer when it comes to staying committed to your fitness goals. Whether it's a friend, family member, or coach, having someone to hold you accountable can make all the difference.
In fact, a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology found that participants who had a coach and supportive community were more committed to their fitness goals than those who did not have such support. The study found that having a coach and supportive community increased participants' commitment via accountability, which led to better adherence to their fitness plans.
When you start your fitness journey with BEAT you set goals in your Free Consultation and together we will workout a plan to get you there. But we take accountability for your success seriously - so we will meet every 90 days to celebrate your success and plot the path to achieving your next goal together.
IT’S A JOURNEY
It's also important to note that fitness adaptations take time.
A minimum of 90 days of consistently following a fitness plan is necessary to see significant changes in your body. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that it takes at least 12 weeks of consistent training to see improvements in muscular strength and endurance.
This means that if you're not seeing the results you want right away, don't give up. Stay committed and keep pushing yourself.
But you won't be alone in the journey. Life changes and things happen, that's the reason why we check in with our clients every 90 days in our Goal Reviews - together we keep working towards the right individual plan for your success.
5 COMMITMENT HACKS
Here are five tips for improving your commitment to achieving your fitness goals:
- Set specific and measurable goals: Instead of saying "I want to get in shape," set specific goals like "I want to be able to run a mile in under 10 minutes" or "I want to deadlift my body weight."
- Find a workout buddy: Having someone to work out with can make exercise more enjoyable and keep you motivated. Plus, you can hold each other accountable.
- Schedule your workouts: Treat your workouts like appointments and put them in your calendar. This will help you prioritize your exercise routine and make it a habit.
- Mix it up: Doing the same workout every day can get boring. Try new exercises or switch up your routine to keep things interesting.
- Celebrate your successes: When you reach a milestone or achieve a goal, take time to celebrate. This will help you stay motivated and focused on your fitness journey.
In conclusion, having accountability partners can be a powerful tool for staying committed to your fitness goals. By setting specific goals, finding a workout buddy, scheduling your workouts, mixing it up, and celebrating your successes, you can increase your chances of success. Remember, fitness adaptations take time, so stay committed and keep pushing yourself.
A COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
At BEAT Fitness we have created a community of people like you that want to make positive changes in their lives:
“Nothing stops me working out, sport is my number one priority and I prioritize that. I think now there’s a difference, particularly with the whole mental health thing, people look to sport to clear their head.”
Make today the day you join a fitness community committed to your success.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
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Jackson, A. S., Morrow, J. R., & Hill, D. W. (2010). The role of accountability in exercise adherence: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(2), 219–230.
Ratamess, N. A., Alvar, B. A., Evetoch, T. K., Housh, T. J., Kibler, W. B., Kraemer, W. J., . . . Triplett, N. T. (2009). Progression models in resistance training for healthy adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(Suppl 3), S23-S32.