Seeing a need and taking the initiative is what seeded this idea and has helped it to grow to over 40 members. The Before Breakfast Club, or BBC as it is affectionately known, is a social fitness club that I started when I was looking for a way to stay committed to a fitness program. It started with two of us looking out for each other's fitness interests and grew to a community of like minded, well connected individuals.
COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY
Our group is a fairly well distributed group, with members from all walks of life. Owners of large businesses, a CTO, Real Estate Professionals, Insurance and Financial Professionals, Marketing Managers, Business Analysts, Engineers, Administrators, Construction workers and many more make up this diverse and wonderful community.
Daily and weekly conversations, newsletters, periodic fun events, group activities and constant 'one on one' and 'many to many' support initiatives help to keep the group cohesive and thriving. And most everyone in the group having a Blackberry helps!
EMPATHY AND ACCEPTANCE
The success of the BBC can be attributed to the common characteristics that are encouraged throughout our group. Empathy and Acceptance have helped every single member overcome great life stresses and personal demons. Encouragement and Praise have helped every single one of us achieve goals they never thought possible....Boston Marathon, Lake Placid Iron Man, 10 km races, losing 100 lbs, gaining 30 lbs, duathlons, skiing....you name it.