The cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." So what's the secret? Why are groups so powerful? The answer lies in their social dynamic!
- Group members often have the same goals.
- They motivate one another.
- They learn from each other.
- They become a family that provides support when times are tough and entertainment when things are good!
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Group Members Often Have The Same Goals; They
Motivate One Another; They Learn From Each Other.
Having the right social network can define success in any endeavor that you pursue. After all, a man is judged by the company he keeps. Someone who shares your goals can help you overcome any adversity.
Finding that person, however, can be just as difficult. A BodyGroup can connect you with people who can mentor you, challenge you, and exchange ideas that you might not have come across otherwise.
You, in turn, can help others on the same path. By acting as both student and teacher, keeping an open mind to new ideas and different methods, you may be the catalyst to the success of your group. Helping someone else with their goals can be very rewarding, and oftentimes, we benefit just as much by helping out.
BodyGroups are a great way to ask questions, learn, and make progress in a fun and positive environment! No matter what goals you have in mind, don't do it all alone-join a BodyGroup and find all the support you need, any time, all the time.
Joining a group is quick and easy! Find a group that matches up with what you want to do, check them out, and join! Then it's just up to you to contribute and communicate.
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What if the group I am looking for doesn't exist? Maybe you can't find the group you were looking for. That's ok, because you can start your own group, and then invite others to join you! You can even start and be a member of multiple BodyGroups. If having one circle of friends is good, then more is better!
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BodyGroup Of The Month
With the obvious benefits that come from being in a group of like minded people, Bodybuilding.com has decided to highlight some of the best BodyGroups. Once a month we will give a salute to a BodyGroup that displays the benefits of people coming together with similar goals. Our BodyGroup Of The Month features an ever growing group of highly motivated people, 20 Something.
This group was created for people in their twenties. We're young and in our prime. Whatever your goals, let's achieve them together.
Note: Please do not request to join this group if your age is not properly displayed on your BodySpace profile. Thank you!
"Every member of this group is committed to..."
Being as involved as they want, but everyone is encouraged to contribute their time and share their thoughts with each other, so that we can progress together. Note: An invitation to join is not a reason to join. Be yourself.
[ Q ] What is your BodyGroup about and who are the members?
20 Something is about living healthier. If that means adding more muscle, great! If that means burning more fat, even better! Whatever your goals are, we'll achieve them together.
20 Something is for people who want to get the most out of their lives while they're still young. Not that other age groups have nothing to offer, but, too many times, I've heard older generations say, "Oh, to be in my twenties again..."
For most of us, these will be the years of our full potential, so why should they go to waste?
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20 Something Is For People Who Want To Get The
Most Out Of Their Lives While They're Still Young.
[ Q ] Why did the founder start up the group?
An exclusive BodyGroup for people in their twenties didn't exist. I saw a need, and I thought I'd fill it.
20 Something was created to be a close-knit environment where young people could discuss relative issues with those of the same age group. I mean, we can't all relate to the same issues as people in their thirties or forties and beyond.
So, whether you just turned 20 and are just starting to get serious about your health, or if you're pushing 30 and want to share what you've learned over the past 10 years, this is the group for you.
[ Q ] What have your results been with starting the group?
When I started this group, I had just finished my undergrad at Carson-Newman College. I spent the following year sort of looking for work, but pretty much just hanging out in Jefferson City, TN, being a bum. So, I had a lot of time available, which I dedicated to my workouts. But then I started my graduate work at ETSU.
I never imagined how busy I could be with school. Somehow, I managed to stay very committed to my fitness goals for most of the first semester. Then finals came. Then Winter break came. Before I knew it, it had been almost two months since I hit the gym.
I started the spring semester fully re-committed to my workouts, but then life got busy again. My schoolwork started piling up, I got engaged, and before I knew it, I was back to square one again. Even as I write this, I should be doing something for school.
I've been hitting the gym pretty hard this past week, and eating a lot better, so I'm excited about that. I am getting married on August 14th, and I want to be in the best shape of my life, so that is what is motivating me right now.
I'm going to spend the next 8 weeks getting back into shape by eating right, doing cardio regularly, hitting the abs, etc. After that, I'll probably spend the next 30 days trying to put on some muscle, and then it's back to cutting down before the big day.
[ Q ] How do your members use the BodyGroup feature?
Our members weren't very active in the forums until Double-T Sports joined the group. CEO, Paul Burton, contacted me, and said he'd like to sponsor the group.
He liked my vision and really wanted to help increase participation in the forum. Since then, the forum has been very active.
[ Q ] Who are some of your notable members?
|FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: Pikacho|
|FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: Heatzie|
|FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: Jordansrt|
|FEATURED BODYGROUP MEMBER: Will76|
[ Q ] How would you explain the attitude needed in your group, to a new member?
20 Somethings are self-motivated. No one is going to do the work for us, but we'll help each other however we can, so that we can all succeed together.
[ Q ] In what way has motivating other BodySpace users, given you the ability to push yourself to new levels?
Motivating others, and seeing them progress toward their goals, is very encouraging, and that actually motivates me to push myself to new levels.
Being the founder of the group, the other members may hold me to a higher standard. I hope that's not the case, but, if it is, I need to be able to take my own advice, practice what I preach, and lead by example.
Otherwise, I'll lose respect and credibility in the forum. But I think it's good. It holds me accountable, and so that's another way I stay motivated.
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Being The Founder Of The Group, The Other
Members May Hold Me To A Higher Standard.
[ Q ] What would you tell someone who is contemplating making a commitment to joining your group to motivate them to make the commitment?
We are always looking for new members to join the fun and contribute to the knowledge base. The more the merrier, I always say.
So if you enjoy any aspect of fitness and nutrition and you want to improve your overall health and lifestyle, it doesn't matter what your goals are, big or small, this group is going to help you get there.
[ Q ] How do you think the group mentality applies to your personal life and how has it helped?
It's important that we do what we can while we're young as to avoid certain consequences like having to work extra hard in the gym later down the road, or not even being able to do certain activities because, rather than creating strengths, we've created weaknesses for ourselves.
The same is true of my personal and spiritual life. As a young Christian man I need to be doing what God calls me to do now, rather than later. There are always consequences to our actions. Are we going to let those consequences be positive or negative?
[ Q ] Why join your group as opposed to other transformation groups?
20 Something is not necessarily a "transformation" group. I mean, transformation can totally be a part of what we are, but it's more than that. In fact, a lot of our members have already been setting and achieving their goals for a while now.
I, personally, want nothing more than to see those who are trying to transform themselves succeed, and if that is what you're looking for, then you'll find all the support you need here.
But if you're just looking for a place to receive and share simple diet tips, advice on proper form for a given exercise, or new healthy recipes, you'll find all that here, too. This isn't just a BodyGroup, it's a family. We're all here to help each other, no matter what.
[ Q ] How do you feel is the best way to motivate others within the confines of the group page?
The best way to motivate others is to ask them questions. This lets them know that they're opinion is valued, and it will encourage them to contribute regularly.
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