Building a Fitness Community
When it comes to achieving your personal health and fitness goals, it helps to be part of a fitness community. In fact, research shows that group training allows you to achieve your fitness goals faster.
That’s a big reason why, from day one, we set out to create a sense of community at all of our gyms. No matter where you are on your journey, a fitness community can be instrumental in elevating your training so that you are able to unlock new personal achievements. X3 Sports has taken a unique approach to cultivating a fitness community, from our high-energy group workout classes to community events and training workshops held at our gyms and in town after class is over.
Motivation and Inspiration
When you work out with other people, whether it’s a small or large group, your comrades can keep you feeling motivated and inspired. When you build a fitness community, you can feed off the energy and enthusiasm of the instructor and your fellow classmates during the workout, and build valuable friendships with like-minded people, which can help to shift your overall lifestyle for the better.
If you’re struggling to get through a workout, seeing other people push themselves can help keep you going. Hearing an instructor you have gotten to know and trust that is encouraging you to push past your comfort zone, can inspire you to give just a little bit more. You can also benefit from challenging yourself to keep pace with the class, which can cause you to push harder than you might on your own.
If you’re just getting started, there are always people in your fitness community who will encourage and cheer you on, or even show you how to perform a move they once struggled with themselves. We were all beginners at some point, so we know how to help you get to that next step of your fitness goal—and the next and the next!
Accountability and Commitment
The people in your gym community can help you stay accountable and committed as you move along your fitness journey. For example, when you need someone to keep you from slacking off or slowing down, they will be there for you (just like you are for them) in a way that holds you accountable to your personal goals and dreams.
Working out in a group training environment also increases your sense of commitment. After you start regularly attending a class or exercising with a fitness group, your workout buddies will expect you to show up. It’s human nature not to want to disappoint people who are counting on you. As you make friends, you’ll be able to communicate with them before and after class to encourage each other to attend class and commiserate about your sore muscles the day after.
Ultimately it’s a win-win, because by showing up for them, you also show up for yourself.
Guidance and Tips
When you take a fitness class, you have expert trainers there to ensure you’re doing each exercise, move, or stretch correctly. This helps you avoid injury and enables you to progress more quickly on your fitness journey. Trainers can also show you ways to fine-tune your technique so you can get even more out of your workouts.
At X3 Sports, in addition to a large list of classes and personal training options we offer every week, we also plan broader seminars, tournaments and certification classes. Our seminars bring instructors and Warriors together for large group sessions in which you’ll benefit from knowledge-sharing with our top experts and meet more friends on a similar journey as yourself. Our certification classes enable you to further your development and prepare to one day teach the very classes that you’ve come to love at X3 Sports.
The tournaments we host and participate in outside of the gym can motivate you to treat your fitness community like a team where you’re all working toward a common goal.
Progress and Achievement
Research shows that when you work out with a group, you work out harder. And when you work out harder, you reach your fitness goals faster. Exercising with others who are more advanced than you can also help you progress more quickly.
Seeing what a person in your fitness community is doing, how hard they’re working and how they’re showing up for class even when they’re having an off day, helps you push past your own mental barriers to reach that next personal milestone. They can also inspire (and help!) you to try new, more complex moves and exercises.
Certain types of group training programs or fitness classes have built-in “check points,” where participants can track their progress over the past few weeks or months. In our PowerTrackTM weight-training class, for example, we have a leaderboard that allows our members to monitor, document, and celebrate their weight lifting goals.
This is a great way to stay motivated, because simply seeing how far you’ve come can encourage you to keep going and—most importantly—go even further. Plus, we all love a little friendly competition. Pretty soon, you’ll be that seasoned class member who’s inspiring others in your fitness community to hit their next big goal.
Community and Belonging With Group Classes
One of the biggest benefits of being part of a fitness community is the word “community” itself. Humans are social creatures. So when you’re part of a group of people who are working toward the same thing, it creates a sense of belonging. You all get to play a part in helping one another to succeed.
Setting goals together is a big part of our culture. That way, if one of you is struggling to get through that last set of squats, your whole group is there to cheer them on. And when you or someone else in your crew hits a huge milestone, everyone celebrates together.
At X3 Sports, we’re proud that our team of Warriors hang out both inside and outside the gym. We’ve been known to watch tournaments together and to do other extracurricular events around the Atlanta area. At our unified Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes, we bring people from all five of our gym locations together in one setting to train and then have a large potluck after to build community!
Team X3 Helps Create a Fitness Community
At X3 Sports, we understand the importance of building a fitness community. It’s so important to us, in fact, we’re extending that effort beyond our club workouts through Team X3.
Team X3 is a fun way for our members to compete in events outside our clubs. Any X3 member who wants to participate in sporting events like fundraising runs, field sports, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu matches, and more can get in on the action with us! It’s a fun way to get together as a community and share our warrior spirit outside of the club.
Experience Group Training at X3 Sports
If you’d like to experience firsthand the benefits of being part of a fitness community that’s vibrating with energy and excitement, book your FREE class today and see if a membership is right for you! Our instructors are waiting to welcome you into our fun, motivated and unique fitness community.