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The Rise of the Challenge Group

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Jun 27, 2016
The Rise of the Challenge Group

Nowadays, the workout options are endless. There are group workout classes such as yoga, Pilates, and spinning, then you have your standard gym or CrossFit options, and of course there’s a whole world of things you can do from home.

The latest trend in fitness is social media challenge groups. I recently partook in one myself, and it was amazing! The challenge I did was through Facebook- it was essentially 21 days of working out and eating healthy. I would have to post pictures every day of my workout and my food choices, which were from a carefully tailored grocery list.  The best part about challenge groups is that they not only lead you to workout and eat healthy but more importantly they are an accountability group. When you get home from work, and you see your fellow group members’ workout photos and healthy food pics, you get motivated to do the same. Not to mention the coaches who run these groups are beyond inspirational. They post motivational quotes, pictures, and videos all day long to keep their challengers in the game.

The chirping of the birds is your ready, the stepping into the stadium is your set… go.

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It seems this trend has caught on, as it should have because mainstream fitness companies are now starting to offer challenge packages. Flywheel, the indoor cycling sensation is offering it’s first-ever 7-day challenge. For $125, you can get five Flywheel or FlyBarre classes, a nutrition plan to boost your metabolism, a coach, and food from Sweetgreen.

This all-inclusive fitness package is what I see as the future of fitness. Most people think that if they workout like a demon they will have a six-pack in under six months, but that isn’t the case if you aren’t eating the right foods to compliment your workouts. So, until we learn to put the burger and fries down, these challenge groups will be on the rise.

If you are interested in trying out a challenge group for free, click here.