Will a group environment help me to exercise?

A collaborative group environment can provide a sense of belonging, social support and accountability which is beneficial in promoting exercise. However, some group environments are a source of social comparison which make some people uncomfortable. Find the right group for you by testing out a few and determining how you felt within each group. Did you feel confident? Or were you less inclined to work hard because you felt self-conscious? If you feel good in a group and find yourself wanting to participate more - that is more than likely the group for you!

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