Why Working Out With Others Get’s You Addicted to Exercise

I woke my 3 kids at 5:45 this Sunday morning to join my group workout class.  No, they weren’t forced, they volunteered :-)

Why, besides the great benefits of exercise, would I want my kids to work out with other people, including other kids?  Studies show we thrive in social settings and our brain releases the “feel good” chemical, serotonin.  Author John Ratey, in his book, Spark, urges all his psychotherapy patients to engage in exercise with friends to maximize the social and physical benefits.

When you exercise with others, and do the right type of exercise, then direct your thoughts toward positive goals, you start to get addicted to the good feelings, then want more of them.  This makes it more likely you’ll show up to the next workout.  Plus, you don’t want to let your buddies down.

You’re Invited!

If you live near northern Bergen County, NJ, join us next Sunday morning at 7am at Maple Glenn Park, 260 Northern Pkwy, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.  We’d love to see you there and bring the kids!  It’s free for now and we’ll be launching a 6 week health coaching challenge soon that you can sign up for.

If you don’t live nearby, no worries. We’re going to make it available to you too.  Just let us know you’re interested.  See you soon.

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