Make Fitness A Social Affair

"Gym buddies" aren't just workout companions – studies prove they help you stick to your goals.

How do the people who gleefully look forward to each workout—manage to stick with it and successfully reach their fitness goals? Bodybuilding.com wondered the same thing. They tapped the vast data pool that is theirBodySpace fitness community, which boasts 8.2 million registered members, to find out about the habits that highly successful fit people have in common. BodySpace members with 10 to 30 friend connections reach their goals 37 percent more often than members with only one to nine friends. That makes sense: Connecting with several like-minded people creates a supportive community and helps keep you motivated and accountable. Now go make some new fit friends! 

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