UPDATE: This week’s Share the Love winners are Nicky Everette, @
doyle_mitch and Michele Chavez Goodman. Congrats, guys!
Every Monday for six weeks starting January 6, we’ll launch a new weekly challenge for #Fitbit2014 to get your thinking more simple habits and less big resolutions.
It’s the second week of February. And you know what that means. Love is in the air all week, so for this week’s challenge, we’re keeping it dead simple:
Share the love this week with a friend or loved one, and get fitter together.
Exercise is so much more fun when you can share it with someone you know or love, and we all know that working out in groups can be a huge motivator. How many times have you gone to the gym solo, wishing you had someone there with you to push you to the next level? Or how often are you too busy to make your regular yoga or spin class, only to fall victim to an evening treadmill run? It’s frustrating. We know.
But it’s actually been researched: group exercise is a motivator. A study proved that people tend to exercise more when it feels social, being more inclined to join an exercise class if it’s a group one. And furthermore, a group environment helps encourages increased physical effort and spurs positive competition.
With a friend or significant other, that fun, competitive aspect can be eye-opening.