A study by Brunel University, featured by Business Insider, Mashable, Oxygen, and more, says those who talk about dieting, exercise, and performance – especially about fitness center selfies – are usually narcissists ,
While we do not doubt there are some people who share photos for vanity, can we take a moment to consider that selfies could mean something else to the gym? In fact, many positive things?
We See Far More Advantages of gym selfies surpassing any harassment can see followers see repetitive running track maps or gym images. In fact, there are a couple of good reasons why we encourage our members to share gym selfies and other photos of their personal journey that has nothing to do with training visits and check-ins. It's about actually achieving, supporting, and hopefully celebrating the goals, big and small.
4 Reasons for the Gym Selfies
. Close the back door
It's hard to start. And carry on! But informing others about your goals and plans is a good first step. That's because it's a lot harder to get out of a plan (how tempting!), If you've told hundreds of your Facebook friends that you've decided to do so.
. 2 Get a Boost
The fight is real. And every day. We all have difficult choices every day about how we spend our time and what we can do in our bodies. If you post a photo or a status update about your experience, you'll be happy to receive likes and comments. This will give you an incentive boost that will make your next decisions even easier. Because let's face it, compliments are fun!
. 3 Give a Boost
You never really know everything that happens in the lives of others, certainly not outside of your direct friends and family network. But Facebook has a reach and impact on daily life that has positive effects outside of visible likes, comments and stocks. Watching your experience can be exactly what someone needs to get moving or keep going. The progress is encouraging. Success is motivating. And yes, it can even be peer pressure. But if it even affects one person and helps them make a healthier decision, it's worth it!
. 4 See how far you have come
Nothing is more satisfying than a great before and after. But how did that happen? With documentation! Sure, you could keep these photos for yourself, but much like a yearbook or a baby book, it's fun to look back, share memories, and see evidence of people, places, and activities that have brought you to where you are today are.
So, show your confidence or achievement to your friends and family and seek support as often as you like. (And include #AnytimeFitness & # G2HP [Get to a Healthier Place] so we can see and share them to encourage others!) Is not this connection to your community what Facebook is for?