The JCCSF Fitness and Community Wellness Manager Laura Greenfield publishes her column, Laura's Corner, in the monthly Member Newsletter, delivering up-to-date information on classes, workshops, new activities and special discounts at the JCCSF Fitness Center. Check out Laura's tips and insights in the latest issue or sign up to receive this monthly newsletter.
Laura's Corner: February 2014
JCCSF Fitness &
Community Wellness Manager
We rely on our friends to inspire, energize and support us – all the things you need to succeed in fitness. Turns out friends are naturally great workout buddies! If you need an extra boost to get – or keep your workout going, there are plenty of reasons to enlist your friends.
Fun: There are numerous strength moves you can do with a partner, like crunches with a medicine ball toss, partner pushups and assisted stretches. These are fun and very effective.
Motivation: Set a shared training goal for an outdoor fitness event like Bay to Breakers, a half marathon or a Tough Mudder.
Accountability & Consistency: It’s hard to leave a friend hanging. Knowing they’re waiting for you to work out increases the likelihood you’ll show up.
Speed: Time flies when you’re hanging with a friend, and quick chats between sets add a pleasant break to the exercise routine.
Friendly Competition: Challenge your workout buddy to match your personal best on weight load, repetitions or mastery of a new move. You’ll advance faster!
Savings: Sharing the cost of a trainer makes training more affordable. Check with the Fitness Desk for rates.
Shared Success: Decide together on a reward once you’ve met your first set of goals: shop for new workout clothing, book a massage, or plan a joint beach vacation to show off your strong body.
Grab a friend and head to the Fitness Center today.
|Have questions about fitness or training? Email Laura Greenfield. |