Whether you realize it or not, your friendships and those you associate with, affect your level of success in every aspect of your life.

We are social creatures irrespective of our personality type. Whether we are introverted or extroverted, the people we give our focus and energy influence the person we become in our life.

Therefore, if your goal is to lose weight, become stronger, fitter and healthier, surrounding yourself with like-minded people is your best chance of achieving your goals.

Rethink your busy friends

In the “real” world, you can be confronted by people who are too busy to exercise and feel it necessary to devalue your commitment to your personal well-being.

In these situations, it is important to appreciate their view by taking a step back to evaluate your relationship with them. Reflect on how busy you are, and whether you can afford to spend energy, feeling uncomfortable, in justifying the importance of having a healthy body.

Surrounding yourself with people who will enthusiastically support and join you in exercise, will generate energy for fitness with exhilaration!

Benefits of exercising with friends

When you join forces with your friends, you’ll find benefits going beyond your expectations. Remember always, any exercise you do consistently will give you good fitness results…exercising with friends makes a good thing great!

Here are 3 powerful reasons to have friends in fitness:

  • Motivation: The “fun factor” …..let’s face it, getting up early for exercise is not fun…Having friends to share it with makes it fun.  Whether you’re a morning person or not…no one can be a sour lemon in the morning with their friends!
  • Accountability: The most powerful way to stay on track with your goals is to tell your friends to remind you. Ahh!!…No saboteurs allowed!  Friends help you to make better choices and will get you back on track when you have a setback.  You will also get to celebrate everyone’s success knowing you played a large part.
  • Support: When you have good friends with you,  the journey to well-being is easier and even enjoyable…Imagine years from now, after creating this fitness group, you are still going strong.  You will look back and realize that not only did you do something that has dramatically improved your life; you will have created the same for your friends.  You probably won’t remember a specific workout or exercise, but you will most likely remember the good times you had and the sense of accomplishment you felt every time you finished a workout.

How to find fitness friends

This part is easy – join us!  We have classes at  Artarmon and Epping with groups that love welcoming new friends!


Create a fitness group online anywhere in the world! Find some good friends who want to workout with you and set a date for exercise. Then contact me, and I will set up a Square Box Fitness Facebook group just for your group.

With the 9 minutes to fitness program and me as your virtual trainer, your group’s fitness success will be assured!

Remember, at the end of the day,  the key to well-being is forming lifestyle habits that are fun and it’s always more fun to share those experiences with your friends!

If you are ready to get fit with your friends then get started with our 9 minutes to fitness program!

Click below for more information and to download your Free 9 minute workout – give it a go and then contact me to form your private facebook group with me as your virtual trainer!


Live well with fitness!

Written by Anna: Fitness and Nutrition Personal Trainer @SquareBoxFitness.com