Are you committed to keeping your body fit and healthy, no matter your age? Are you looking for inspiration and fellow fitness enthusiasts? I believe that by sharing fitness journeys, together we can improve our bodies and minds as well as lift our spirits. That’s why I’m starting a fitness community specifically for those over 35 with the hashtag #365Warrior.
Sometimes, even the most dedicated athletes need some encouragement, especially as we get older. Will you join the movement?
This is how a movement starts
If you haven’t seen it yet, Derick Sivers has a great 3-minute video on how to start a movement. He talks about the importance of the very first followers. The first followers are actually the leaders of a movement. They are the ones willing to take a risk on something new.
The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire …Here come two more people, and immediately after, three more people. Now we’ve got momentum …Now we’ve got a movement!
Then, start sharing your daily workout, healthy meals, or fitness activity with both the #365Warrior hashtag and the activity hashtag of your choice. Let’s help one another stay motivated. Share our motto – “Be Better Than Yesterday” – and post words of encouragement on fellow #365Warrior posts.
As an orthopedic surgeon, I get great satisfaction in helping people get back to the activities they enjoy. You can help start a movement that will help you and others get fit and keep moving. After all, movement is what makes us feel alive.
I can’t start a movement alone. I need you, my first followers, to lead the #365Warrior tribe. Why go through our fitness journeys alone?
The power of a fitness community
Research shows that social fitness motivates people to exercise more. A fitness community, like #365Warrior, can be there to cheer you on. It can become your inner strength. Despite life’s challenges, #365Warriors, including me, will be out there exercising – running, hiking, biking and walking, every day. We’ll be letting you know that you can do it, too.
Alone is hard. Together, we can be better.
How can you become a #365Warrior? Simple, start using the #365Warrior hashtag on social media.
First, discover those who share your fitness interests on social media. Whether you are on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you can find fitness activities shared via hashtags like #running, #hiking, #weightlifting, #yoga, etc. Instagram is an especially popular place for documenting your fitness journey and finding health and fitness enthusiasts to follow.