Get Into Group Workouts after Weight Loss SurgeryPosted: May 15 in Weight Loss Blog by Staff
When working out starts to feel more like hanging out, every step becomes much easier. You may have already tried to end the drudge of solo exercise by enlisting the help of a workout buddy, but why stop at just one? Finding more people who share your goals for fitness will give you an even bigger motivational boost after weight loss surgery.
You don’t have to call everyone in your contact list to get a great group workout. Even if you don’t have many fitness-focused friends, you can enjoy all the benefits of working out with others by:
- Joining a league. You may have missed your chance for high school sports stardom, but that doesn’t mean you’ve lost all opportunities to play your favorite games. In an adult sports league, you’ll find people of all kinds, most of whom are playing more for kicks than competition. Keep your eye out for adult sports organizations in your area or try getting a few friends together for a pickup game. Meetup.com can be a great resource for finding other people to play with.
- Taking a class. Exercise classes are great places to meet new people and expand your workout horizons. Check out your gym and small studios in your area for classes in yoga, Pilates, Zumba, dance, martial arts, spinning or any other activity you’re interested in. If you keep going back week after week, you may find yourself connecting with your teachers and others in your class, and this can be a great way to make new fitness allies.
- Going on a tour. You may have seen all there is to see in Naples and Ft. Myers, but what about the world outside the city? Our area is rich in natural beauty, and if you don’t have much experience with outdoor excursions, taking a tour is the perfect way to start exploring. Kayaking, paddleboarding and hiking tours can all be great ways to get a taste of Florida’s unique wildlife with others who share your interest in exercise.
Group workouts can help you flesh out your support system by finding more friends who make fitness a priority. Instead of dedicating yourself to a single exercise buddy, take advantage of group workouts like these to make your exercise motivation even stronger after weight loss surgery.
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