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10 Best Ways to Encourage Others to Exercise

Ways to Encourage Others to Exercise
Written by Collins Nwokolo
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The secret of fitness always lies in healthy food habits and a regular exercise regime. And if you are a fitness coach, it is your job to encourage others to exercise to stay fit and achieve their weight goals. Encouraging others to exercise is as important as to keep oneself fit. Do you wonder, when there are so many DIY videos and diets available online, why do people prefer a fitness coach? How can you encourage others to exercise?

Well! Most of the people who are on their mission to lose weight look for personal trainers and dieters to motivate them to achieve their weight-loss goals. Yes, they seek a source of encouragement to keep moving for their goals.

If you are looking for ways to encourage others to exercise, here we go:

Ways to Encourage Others to Exercise

Ways to Encourage Others to Exercise

1 – Invite them to the Gym 

If someone is up with their weight loss goals and yet to set their foot to the gym, this is the right time for you to step in. They may be nervous or unsure about joining the gym. You can invite them and help in working out at the gym. Ask them to come to the gym in your presence to encourage them to exercise. 

They will be comfortable when you are by their side. You can guide with the right techniques of workout to lose weight quickly.

2 – Charity begins at home

Yes, you got it right! To motivate others, you must be self-motivated and in the right form. As you are going to lead as an example for others, you need to be consistent with your workouts. Who knows, someone is keeping an eye on you from a corner of a gym and admiring you for your hard work.

So, turning out as a role model for others is essential to motivate them to exercise.

3 – Reinforce good behavior

While trying to encourage others to exercise, it is equally crucial to reinforce good behavior to achieve the best results. Once you start getting positive feedback, you will be able to motivate others more efficiently. You must take into account the accomplishment and good efforts of others to reinforce the right things.

Help them to instill the right habits to achieve the results and stay motivated.

4 – Find their interest

People are likely to get more motivated when they are aligned with their interests. Open a healthy discussion about their likes and dislikes and frame a fitness regime which matches their interest. It will help them to be consistent with their workout. Any activity which is not at par with the interest of the person should be modified to avoid the demotivation. 

5 – Address their queries

It is essential to address the questions and confusion of a person to eliminate their frustration due to a lack of knowledge. With access to the right information on fitness, diet, and various exercises, a person feels motivated. A question may be senseless for you, but as a beginner, it holds importance for them.

It is essential to adopt a positive attitude to make things work for someone and feel motivated. A contagious smile or warm regard can majestically motivate others to exercise and move towards a healthy life. Staying motivated is as important as staying fit. While keeping their fitness goals in mind, design a workout regime for them, which is enjoyable, flexible, and works for them well.  

An energized focus largely helps to stay upbeat and motivate others to follow you as a mentor. Encourage people to share their experiences and journey to connect with them in a better way.

 

6 – Discuss your goals

If you find the people around you are interested t discuss their eating habits and workout regime, why not to discuss your routine with them to keep them motivated? Demonstrating your health plans may help them to set their fitness goals

They are likely to seek your guidance for setting proper goals in the future and the right way to achieve them.

7 – Check out about their previous training

Sometimes the person you are intended to train for a workout already has some past experiences, which are quite different from your style of practice. Hence, it is essential to keep their part of training in consideration to keep their interests up. To make them feel confident and a part of the whole fitness program, it is essential to identify the core aspects of their training and include them in the fitness regime. 

8 – Seek opinion

It is the best way to motivate others without being pushy. In this era of social media, people are conscious about their looks and body shape. However, pushing them hard for a workout or a fitness regime can de-motivate them. Hence, seeking their opinion to find out their interest is the best way to update them about the health benefits of exercise.

It will induce their interest in the workouts, and they will feel valued. It also helps you to find out the people who are highly interested in health and fitness.

9 – Compliments are the best motivators

Compliment them for their hard work to keep them motivated.  Many individuals get a good push when they get compliments frequently on their excellent work. It makes them feel valued and help them realize them about their potential. It also helps in boosting their self-efficacy levels and accomplishments.

10 – Guide them for set-backs

It is often de-motivating when someone works hard for a goal but not able to achieve it. The job of a mentor is to identify the reasons which lead to those setbacks. Accepting it as a natural and healthy phenomenon and working towards their corrections is the best way to motivate someone.

When the person believes that these setbacks are temporary and they are in control to change the things, they get closer to the results. 

Conclusion

It is essential to adopt a positive attitude to make things work for someone and feel motivated. A contagious smile or warm regard can majestically motivate others to exercise and move towards a healthy life. Staying motivated is as important as staying fit. While keeping their fitness goals in mind, design a workout regime for them, which is enjoyable, flexible, and works for them well. 

An energized focus mostly helps to stay upbeat and motivate others to follow you as a mentor. Encourage people to share their experiences and journey to connect with them in a better way. 

 

 Author’s Bio:

Hello Readers !! Reema and Urman are the founders of Gohealthline.com. They started Gohealthline to provide a platform where they could share informative articles related to health, fitness, beauty, weight loss, etc Reema is a featured author at various authoritative blogs in the health and fitness industry. Connect with both owners to know more.

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Collins Nwokolo

Collins Nwokolo is a passionate blogger and an amazing writer. He is a health and fitness enthusiast who loves sharing helpful information to people.

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  • I appreciate blog posts such as this one. Keep writing such detailed and informative blogs. Also can you please post about lower body workout?

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