This article’s focus is on fitness. Fitness, I’ll contend, is a highly relevant concept for the fitness world. If fitness was an arbitrary quality, one could judge the fitness of a fitness regime by how many pairs of shoes one could find at a certain store. But we know that this is not the case: a pair of shoes may be visually appealing and may have good support, but if they’re poorly designed or manufactured, they won’t serve their purpose.
So, let’s consider fitness in terms of fitting into a specific category: the one that Reddit users identify as “fit”. Fitness Singles, as redditors are also known (and who can blame them for doing so), are individuals seeking romance and friendship in the same way that single men and women seek it in the dating world. In other words, they want to make themselves look and feel attractive so that they can attract the right person(s). They subscribe to a fitness dating service, which seems like a great idea; after all, what’s the worst that can happen?
There is one potential problem with fitness Singles though: it seems like such a niche subject. Fitness in this context could consist of anything from weight loss, to yoga, to cycling. To create an image for the editors, the editorial team at Reddit made a poll to see which subject was the most popular among singles. “Fit” came out as the most popular option.
So now we have the perfect opportunity to take the idea of “fitness active singles” and use it to create a more defined community around a particular goal. Let’s say you’re a fit guy looking to meet some hot girls. Instead of looking at fitness dates as the monotonous trials and tribulations that they are, think of them as opportunities to meet people that may enjoy the things you enjoy as well.
You’ll find plenty of great resources for fitness dating on the Fiteness site. The community at Reddit even has their own dating sub-forum, which I recommend if you’re a total beginner. The Fiteness editorial team also has a blog that talks about fitness activities in greater detail, and answers questions from regular readers in the forum. If you’re a beginner, or if you’re trying to figure out what you actually like to do when you exercise, it might be a good idea to read up on the topic at Fiteness.
My biggest issue with fitness activity in general is the idea that you have to be committed to working out. I like the idea that there is a community here, where people can talk about their hobby, activity, or whatever they choose to talk about. You can tell stories about your first workout, and hear about what it was like to get started. You can even start a workout program on the Fitness site, if you want to, and use it to meet other people who are in the same place as you.