Want to lose weight faster – find like-minded people
It is easier for a person to achieve his goal if he does not go to her alone. This feature of the human psyche was made by the owners of American fitness clubs, who forbade people of normal weight to attend their clubs. Clubs opened in Dallas and Chicago receive exceptionally obese visitors. A prerequisite for membership is at least 23 kilograms, which you must get rid of.
Classes in these clubs really have a number of advantages.
– presence of like-minded people
The logic of the organizers is clear: overweight people feel more comfortable without feeling curious on themselves during classes. Visiting ordinary pools and sports clubs does not give them that opportunity. Exercising in conjunction with other people who have similar problems creates a more favorable environment and allows you to achieve results much faster.
– psychological comfort
Such training not only affects the physical condition, but also have great psychological significance. During them, clients get rid of anxiety and unpleasant emotions associated with sports activities. These complexes arose when they had to train in front of other people.
– consideration of physiological features
There are no mirrors in the training halls, and the simulators are designed for clients with a weight exceeding the norm. Jogging tracks are wider than usual. Training is also made in a special way, taking into account the characteristics of clients. Each member of the sports club Downsize Fitness takes place under the guidance of a specialist who monitors the diet and the state of health of the ward.
Receiving a workout with a virtual partner, used in research at the University of Michigan, also showed a number of advantages.
– increased motivation
The presence of a partner, even a virtual one, is able to mobilize forces during training. 58 women volunteers for the period of the research took part in trainings on exercise bikes. Half of them were engaged in their own, the rest – with a new friend by video chat.
– higher class result
As a result, the second half of the participants could withstand the training exactly twice as long as the first.
– willingness to go to the goal
Surveys conducted after classes showed that these women are ready to continue to practice and not to stop there.
Experimental research and practice confirm the effectiveness of combining people with the same goals. To fix the habit of going to the gym, to overcome laziness, to become more organized and goal-oriented is easier if you have like-minded people.