Sharing The Fitness Happiness – Get Your Friends & Family Involved

17:07 Eugene Madondo 0 Comments


Working out not only makes you fit, healthy and energetic, it also makes you happy. It makes you have in many ways, but one of the ways it makes you happy is by releasing the happy drug, endorphins in a healthy sustainable manner provided you workout consistently unlike other endorphin releasing thing like drugs etc. The best thing you can do is actually share your happiness and spread the love with those around you, such as friends and family. You could even share your love for fitness with people around the world, just like I am doing right now by blogging about it or starting a Facebook page sharing motivation and health living knowledge or whatever  you feel would add value to people’s lives, and make them happy.
That is me earlier this year 2012

How to convince others to exercise



I want to talk about the kinds of things you can do to help those around you see the light, to see that many benefits of working out and staying healthy. You do not have to be as powerful and wealthy as Oprah Winfrey to change the way people see things, or as influential as Doctor Phil, you can help change the lives of those around you without a medical degree and the thing is you do not even charge a cent for it.

How I Get My Family Involved



I have been trying to change the way my mother views fitness and being healthy for a while now, but I have not succeeded yet, she thinks because she is not sick then everything is fine, she likes being a fuller woman because she is allowed to be that size because she is a mother of three and an adult traditional African woman. I have however managed to get my little sisters into a fitness mentality, they enjoy joining me for workouts, especially the bodyweight exercise, my 16 year old sister even enjoy running long distance, and she has won a few medals in athletics competitions as well. I also managed at one point to convince my dad to start working out, we used to do body weight exercises together and he used to jog with my sister but for some reason he has stopped now and I have been trying to get him back on track. I will keep working on my family till we are all into fitness and a healthy lifestyle, it’s an uphill battle but some has to do it. I even convinced my little cousin to start working out, he did for a while and was ripped at 14 years old, he stopped when he went through a growth spurt (height) but upon seeing how I had gained size he was inspired to start working out again and I could not be more proud. With consistent working out he will be one of those cool muscular confident dudes by the time he goes to university.

How To Get Your Friends To Workout



On the friends side at some point all of my friends joined the gym and for one gym session we all went to the gym together but that did not last for too long, I ended up being the most consistent and hence my physique has changed the most. The problem was we all did not have the same goals, one of my friends was training using whole body exercise because he said he did not want to be muscular just fit, Some of us wanted muscle and fitness model bodies, and other had no clear goals. So with conflicting class schedules since we were not studying the same degrees and different gaols we did not make suitable gym partners. I would walk up to one friends room and tell him lets go to the gym and he would agree other times and other times he would tell me he was not up to it, there was no consistency so I ended up going on my own, I was not dependant on my friends to reach my fitness gaols.

One of my friends was more interested in running than lifting so I would compromise sometimes, to run with him if he promised to be my lifting partner, and it worked for a while anyways. My friends still have gym memberships and they go whenever they feel like it, I workout every week for 5 days, my friends have not changed much but I am now over 15 kg’s more muscular than I was at the beginning of 2011 when I was skinny. I try to convince my friends to work out more regularly every time I get the chance, I hope that them seeing my progress will inspire them, I hope that seeing how chicks react to a more muscular me helps to inspire them to lift weights even if for a silly reason.

Finding An Angle to Pitch A Fitness Lifestyle



Sometimes to convince people to start working out you have got to make them see it from their perspective. If someone is older and a parent you appeal to them about how it will improve their health, how working out will extend their life so they will see their children grow up and make something of themselves, and how they should workout to look good and set a good healthy example for their kids (unhealthy parents are more likely than healthy parents to have unhealthy obese/overweight little kids).

For people who are younger you appeal to superficial things like looking good so that they attract the opposite sex. A girl is more likely to attract the cool guy if she is good looking and takes care of herself. Being overweight is a form of not taking care of yourself; if you did take care of yourself then you would watch what you eat. Guys idolize wrestlers and action movie stars; you could use that to inspire them to start working out so that they can be alpha like those action heroes and have the girls chasing after them.

There are many angles to use when it comes to inspiring other to start working out, just sit and think for a while, you will know what appeals to the people you care about. Tell them about stress relief benefits, explain what endorphins are and how working out increases them, tell them anything that is useful. The point is to at least try to open their eyes, make some effort to show you care. 

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