Take the time and analyze how your daily routine fits you into a social circle. The regular interactions you have, the type of people you come across, and the events you engage in during your free time, all center around your current social circle. Whether you realize it or not, the people you are with the most influence your everyday behavior from your diet, to your thinking patterns. Re-energizing your life through changing your social circle can lead to dramatic advancements in not just your physique, but also your overall well-being. Here are three social circles that can do just that.
1. Obstacle Course Racing
We’ve all seen the ads featuring mud covered men and women, outrageous costumes, and deceivingly hard obstacles. The people that participate in OCRs range from your common gym rat, to your fresh off the couch, potato chip eating, heavy breathing from a flight of stairs gym rookie. Not only does the OCR environment reach all ages and fitness levels, it also creates an incredible networking opportunity. Most OCR participants sign up for their next race immediately after completing their first…If you thought hitting the links with a boss was fun, try finding a new one by pulling him or her out of the mud.
2. Indoor Cycling
Most pass off cycling as boring and not challenging enough, but with the incorporation of full blown lightshows and subwoofers, the new revolution of cycling is attracting more people every day. These cycling studios take the bland walls of a normal gym and replace them with blacklight, neon colors, and a younger demographic in the seats. Targeting its audience aggressively breeds a place for fitness and networking. Most studios extend their regular workouts into after parties and social events weekly almost forcing you to dive into a completely new life. Addictive and out of the norm, indoor cycling easily qualifies as a social circle to keep you fit.
3. Group Fitness – Boxing
With the rise of fighting for entertainment by the UFC, many gyms now offer some sort of fight style training. MMA training often attracts more men but if you visit your gym’s boxing class, you’ll find a class heavily populated by women. The incorporation of circuit style strength training with cardio should be more than enough to get you to wrap your hands up. Now, throw in a hand full of women and you’ve got yourself a class that will give you a workout and boost your testosterone level sky high – instant social circle hack. The partner work involved in the workouts ensures you will meet people outside of your regular “bros” at the bench and possibly open up doors for smoothie date. It’s OK, we get it – you need to get your workout in no matter what. Rather than missing your workout and watching your physique wither away, use these workout environments to network while staying in great shape. An easy change to your daily workout can cause a huge ripple effect in your lifestyle.