Community Presence is Essential When Tracking Your Fitness Progress

Community Presence is Essential When Tracking Your Fitness Progress

The quantified self movement is helping individuals to take a deeper look at their health through data. Fitness trackers are playing a large role in this movement. From tracking activity to sleep and all your patterns in between, we’re getting an even deeper understanding of our health and wellness.

The fitness tracking experience is different for everyone. But one thing that is for sure is that without a community presence the experience just isn’t the same. With a supportive and encouraging community by your side, you feel you can accomplish what you’ve set out to achieve.

Benefits that a Community Presence has on Fitness Tracking

A community presence can make all of the difference. There are many benefits that come with having a community on your side when trying to reach an important health goal. Take a deeper look at the benefits and decide for yourself, if joining a community can help you along your health journey!

Healthy Competition

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A little bit of friendly competition is always fun. Bring out your competitive side by challenging your friends, family and coworkers to fun fitness challenges. That bit of competition encourages you to bring you’re A-game. Some fitness trackers have communities included in their app, but for those that don’t there are a variety of third party apps that do just this. Matchup is one of these third-party apps known for it’s large supportive and encouraging health-minded community.


Getting fit is better with a community by your side. They hold you accountable and you do the same for them. Plus, when you know that a group of people have their eyes on your progress, it pushes you to do your best. In addition, it gives you a fun outlet to socialize, and share tips and tricks with your network of users.

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Your fitness community holds a wealth of health knowledge. From workouts to meals, turn to your community for anything that can help you along your journey. Not everyone starts their journey at the same time. Turn to others who are further along in their journeys for advice and tips. Tailored information just for you, is only a single text, call or email away!

No More Cheating

When people work out on their own, they sometimes cheat on boring bits of their exercise regime. With a bunch of co-exercisers watching your numbers, there’s no way you’ll want to skip portions of your workout. Your community can help you to stick to your routine!


Studies have shown that when you are exercising with someone who’s fitter than you are encourages you to exercise that much longer. Results showed that women who exercised with others worked harder and longer, without even being aware of it. When you realize that someone in your community has clocked in a record number of steps, it’s only going to positively reinforce you to attempt the same.

Community enhances everything in the fitness tracking experience. Having a community by your side will help you to achieve your goals and make your journey more fun! So if you don’t already belong to a fitness community, it may be a good idea to go out there and find the right one for you!

Looking to join a growing and evolving health community?

Join Matchup


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