It’s a new month and a new theme: Boost Your Odds. Specifically, exercise studies show there are certain components which, when present early on in the adoption of an exercise routine, boost your odds of exercising regularly for a lifetime. Every week this month, I’ll highlight each of these proven components to exercise success.
This week, I’m encouraging you not to try to go it alone. Early on in the process of exercise adoption, accountability is a huge predictor of success. The more people the rookie exerciser is accountable to, the more likely she will be consistent in logging workouts week after week – the true definition of developing a habit that can be sustained.
If your workplace or organization has a wellness program or if your employee health insurer offers discounts for participants who exercise, ask management to consider partnering with The Active Workplace. They help employers and organizations, nationwide, set up fitness and wellness programs on-site, populated with certified fitness professionals. What could be more convenient than having access to free exercise classes at your workplace filled with your workmate friends?
If you prefer an individualized approach, partner with a certified personal trainer. With the emergence of virtual trainers, it has never been more affordable or more convenient to work with a personal trainer. Click here to read my post Personal Training Demystified to learn about the breadth of trainers available and how to find the right one for you.
Whether you enlist friends, co-workers or a fitness professional, partnering up when you embark on a new exercise journey can boost your odds for success.
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