While all of this is fantastic, the takeaway for me is the camaraderie. I am never alone while sweating, jumping, and struggling, next to a stranger, we are somehow in it together. We are inspired by the trainers, the professional athletes we see and our fellow attendees. We are motivated to try a little harder doing the workouts, try a workout we have never done before (hello, what is Pound?) and to wake up the next day and use that inspiration and momentum to push us a little further in our daily lives. That inspiration and momentum helped me come back from a tiring weekend and remain focused on hitting my fitness goals for the week.
I often get asked in nutrition counseling sessions about fitness. I always answer that while I’m not a trainer, I do recommend a significant amount of physical activity for optimum health. Well wouldn't that significant amount of physical activity for optimum health be a lot easier with a huge dose of inspiration, camaraderie and motivation? Go out there and get some then! Find a buddy to talk about your meals with and plan your workouts with. Make it fun as that is what will keep it going and make you more successful in the long run! To quote Nike - just do it.