One week into the new year, and your motivation is already waning? These gym extras will give your group workouts a healthy shot in the arm.
Roadblock You love your BFF, but he or she flakes out on gym dates.
Jolt of motivation Assigned gym buddy
At D3: Dre’s Diesel Dome, newbie participants in the bootcamplike workouts are assigned an “Accountability Buddy” or “AB” in the same class. Sort of like an AA sponsor, the buddies are usually program veterans who attend classes regularly and will call and e-mail new recruits to make sure they get to class. Here, commitment is also achieved via fear-mongering: If you don’t show up for two weeks without providing a reason, you’re never allowed back.