How to Create a Fitness Support Network

Find family members, and co-workers and friends with whom you can talk to, Facebook, text, tweet, Google Talk, instant message, or Skype (I’m trying to sound tech-savvy here folks) with about what you are doing for your health each day. We all need support and encouragement when getting out of our comfort zone and trying to make positive changes. So use your sphere of influence and your connections to keep you motivated and focused.

You have to throw it out to the Universe each day that you are going to do, or have done, something positive for your body and mind during your transition. No matter how big or small, just keep throwing it out there and throwing it out there. We all know the story of “The Secret” – the Universe will provide back to you; it will supply you with somebody or something that will come into your life to propel and catapult you even further into good fitness, health and wellness. Whatever it turns out to be, embrace it and go with it. You are going to be a different person!

You know, being unhealthy and out of tune with your mind and body is sort of like the flip side of having an addiction problem. People who have addictions will lie, cheat, deceive and steal to keep their habit alive. It’s usually not until they have some type of spiritual awakening, or commit to a lifestyle change program, treatment or therapy, that they finally overcome the problem.

Similarly, people who want to take charge of their health and fitness have to treat that process with the same sense of urgency and respect as those trying to shake an addiction. It’s a sort of parallel universe; you are actually addicted to non-action, procrastination, fear and neglect of your mind, body, and spirit. I’m coining a new term for this: “Unhealthy-o-holic.” So if you can hire a life coach, personal trainer, or professional therapist, do it and do it now!

( This article is an excerpt from Jack’s newly released paperback book(s) for women "Tight, Tone, and Trim" and for men "Cut, Cool, and Confident", available at . Stay tuned for more information on Jack’s debut books, including exclusive interviews on and ) 

(Jack Witt is a Health and Fitness Coach providing In Home Personal Training, Personal Training at Private Fitness Centers in the North Hollywood, Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks areas, as well as Worksite Health Programs, Corporate Wellness, Life Coaching Products, Keynote Speaking, and Group Exercise Classes.)

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