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3 ways to strike up a conversation with your new training group

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So you want to join your local Freeletics training group, but it’s all a bit too intimidating? We’ve all been there: checked the app, found a training spot, grabbed our mat and found the location. But as soon as we arrive, the fear of introducing ourselves can sometimes be enough to stop us from even stepping foot onto the training ground. Not anymore, because we’ve got 3 conversation starters to break the ice and get the conversation flowing with your new crew. And before you ask… “come here often?” isn’t one of them.

Do you know the 400m mark?

The crucial requirement of a training spot: a 400m route. Usually marked by a tree, stone or bench, only those who train there regularly will know where it is. And chances are, they’ll be happy to point it out if you ask.

Can you recommend a good breakfast spot nearby?

If there’s one thing all Free Athletes love as much as training, it’s eating. So why not bond over a common passion for food, and enjoy a well-earned breakfast together after training?

Anyone care to join me for a Kentauros?

The best thing about training in a group is the support you’ll get from other athletes – especially on days when you’re struggling with motivation, but you know that Kentauros is waiting to be conquered. See for yourself: you’ll be surprised at how many are willing to help. A Free Athlete in need is a friend indeed.

When not to start a conversation…

Speaking from experience, it’s never a good idea to try and make conversation with a Free Athlete during the first 100 burpees of Helios. Unless you’ve got a lot of time to wait around for a reply.

No more feeling intimidated, shy or as though you have to go it alone. Find a training spot near you and connect with other Free Athletes who will support, push, guide and motivate you. The road to success is long, but you don’t have to go it alone.