Finding a group of girls to hype you up on the dance floor, tell you the truth about your outfit, and crack jokes 24/7 isn’t always easy to find and you may find it a little intimidating. But taking steps to understand people for who they are will allow you to find true friends, and before you know it you'll see your Sweat Sister circle begin to form. Here are four ways to build your sweatsister circle and make those friendships last:
Take Your Time
Deep breaths. It’s ok if you haven’t quite found your group of friends or bestie yet. The key is to stay open and not compare your friendships to those of others.
Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and befriend people who aren’t the same as you. With a diverse group of friends comes a variety of experiences, energies, and outlooks. You never know, the eclectic girl that sits next to you in class could be your new best friend.
Don’t Force It
You might have friends that are hard to hang out with one-on-one, and that's ok. Finding out which friends you enjoy one-on-one versus a group setting is a learning process that will direct you to your possible BFF and core group of friends.
Gym Rats Turned Besties
You can quickly start to build your Sweat Sister circle by engaging with people who have similar interests. Put yourself out there. If you see another Sweat Sister working hard at the gym don't be afraid to introduce yourself! It's easy to feel like you’re being judged at the gym, but working out with someone just as motivated by your side will push you to accomplish your own fitness goals. Watch the video below to find out how MegSquats found her "strong strong" friends:
It takes time to know that you have the right group of girls surrounding you. Because let's face it, as you grow and change your friendships will too. So the next time you take a HIIT class introduce yourself to the girl killing it next to you, and speak to someone new in class each week. Tell us how you plan to build your Sweat Sister circle in the comments below!