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5 Tips for Building a Winning Health and Fitness Team

Written By Cedric M • 3 min read

We’ve all done it before—given up on a health and fitness goal. The adventure begins exploding with motivation. Then it ends leaving us deflated and frustrated. According to an article by Scientific American [1], over 80% of us will end up back at square one within 12 months. In some cases, you may end up in a worse condition than you were at the starting line. That is insane!

But, here’s the good news: It doesn’t have to be that way! You don’t have to struggle to achieve your health and fitness goals. Your weight loss journey doesn’t have to be depressing. You don’t have to become a “gym-rat” to get stronger. 

With this one wellness hack you can change your life forever and join the successful 20%—Build Your Team. A TEAM acronym that I love is, Together Everyone Achieves More. In every area of life, a collaborative effort will almost always produce a better end result. Far too often it’s assumed that we can break habits, heal deep wounds, or even set records; alone. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely left some of your goals unmet trying to reach them alone.

At my worst, I found myself regular making poor health choices that began impacting all areas of my life. I can only imagine where I’d be without this winning approach to wellness. Today I’m going to share with you my strategy for building a team! You deserve to live happy and healthy. The people that love you deserve to experience a healthier and happier you. So let’s get into it with my..

5 Tips for Building a Winning Health and Fitness Team!

First, understand that your team needs to be dynamic. Think of a basketball team. Five players on a team play the same game with one unified mission: to win. Except, each player has a different role and responsibility. And, it’s the coaches job to find the best players to fit each position.

In order for this to work you’ve got to reframe the way you think about your wellness journey. When it comes to your body, you are the coach. You are in control. If you’re not, it’s time to take back control. It’s up to you to build the team that’s going to propel you to victory. Once you get the right players and experience success, do whatever you can to keep the team together.

Okay. Are you ready to draft your first five team members? Let’s do it!

  1. Inspirer: All great journeys begin with inspiration. Find someone who has an ability to motivate you like no-one else can. You’ll need them on days when you’re struggling to get up and move.
  2. Expert: Getting professional help is a must and it isn’t a sign of weakness. Seeing an expert trainer will help you overcome physical challenges faster. They can also help correct improper movements to prevent injury. A therapist, psychologist, and dietitian can help overcome psychological roadblocks. This step is crucial for long-lasting success.
  3. Spiritual Guide: The journey to wellness is littered with difficulties. Spiritual support from a mentor, priest, or pastor can help you stay grounded when things get hard. They can also help with something I like to call, moral injuries. Moral injuries occur when you’ve done something that violates one or more core internal values or beliefs.
  4. Practical Help: Enlist someone or a service that can “lighten your load” to help you reach your goals. This may look like hiring a meal delivery service so you can eat healthy more often. Or, hire an assistant to reduce your workload so you can have energy to exercise.
  5. Emotionally Available: If you’re giving this your all, it’ll be quite the emotional roller coaster. You’re going to need someone on your team who’s capable of making you feel heard and seen. They should be able to encourage you when you’re feeling discouraged.

The Bottom Line

Your weight loss and fitness journey should consist of an entire community. Having people to encourage you and assist you will keep you on track. And, celebrating your wins as a group will be way more satisfying. You may not get it right the first time you draft your team members. It’s okay to try someone or something out. If it works, keep it. If it isn’t helping you reach your goals, explore a new avenue. It’ll take some tweaking to get it right.

That’s it! This is my starting five and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Once you build your team and start achieving your goals, you wouldn’t either! Now get out there and build your team, friends.

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