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Find a Fitness Buddy

How to Find a Goal Buddy on SparkPeople

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6. Add to Your SparkFriends. Near the center of your SparkPage, you'll see a section for SparkFriends. The easiest way to add someone to your friends list is to click the "Add as SparkFriend" button, which you'll find when you visit that person's SparkPage. This might be someone you've met on a Team, someone who was helpful and answered one of your posts on the Message Boards, or just someone who inspires or interests you based on his or her SparkPage. Don't be shy about adding new people to your SparkFriends list. Most of the time, the person you add will usually add you to their list, too, or send you a message thanking you for "the add!" If you're looking for a buddy, consider looking to your SparkFriends first!

When it comes to finding support to reach your goals, one thing is clear: The more you interact in our positive Community, the more likely you are to find a buddy (or several!) and get the support you need—whether online or in real life. Just like you, everyone at SparkPeople wants to transition to a healthier lifestyle as smoothly as possible—and they're ready to give and receive support and motivation. So take advantage of these Community features to find buddies, expand your support network and build lasting friendships on the site.

When times get tough, it's nice to have a buddy to lean on. When things are going well, that same person can celebrate with you. So don't be afraid to ask some SparkPeople members if they'd like to buddy up today!
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Jen received her master's degree in health promotion and education from the University of Cincinnati. A mom and avid marathon runner, she is an ACE-certified personal trainer, health coach, medical exercise specialist and behavior change specialist. See all of Jen's articles.

Member Comments

  • Naples Florida friend and fitness buddy just starting out ....long road ahead - 1/30/2016 9:51:39 AM
  • Looking for an exercise buddy, I'm 50 and live in Brandon, FL. I work full time. - 1/8/2016 8:04:43 AM
  • H-DIZZLE
    I'm looking for a female work out buddy who understands my schedule...gravey
    ard swing and day shift. I also have 3 teenagers and three dogs....I live in the spokane Wa area...and need to lose 30 to 50 pounds - 10/31/2015 7:01:35 PM
  • NICOLEZHONG
    i live in redland FL 33031. Looking for a work out buddy. Want to lose weight. - 6/5/2015 5:25:56 PM
  • GAYLEK6
    Looking for a w/o buddy in Arlington Heights, IL - 4/19/2015 2:38:29 PM
  • need exercise buddy. anyone in mechanicsville, va. ??
    - 1/19/2015 12:54:51 AM
  • I haven't been able to find an in person buddy, but I do like the online support on sparkpeople. - 10/25/2014 5:00:17 AM
  • LATAISHA25
    hi i live in indianapolis and i was looking for a work out buddy. if you re in te area please contact me thank you - 9/21/2014 12:01:48 PM
  • I workout sometimes with my hubby. I don't like when peoples keep talking all the time. Even though it make the time go by. - 10/3/2013 4:54:21 PM
  • Hi, I'm looking for a workout partner in the Avon, Ma. area. I'm 60 years old and need to lose around 80 pounds. I would like to join the Stoughton Y, (but I don't like going alone, I'm very self conscious) Or a walking buddy. - 6/11/2013 11:58:37 AM
  • Hi there I live in Lake Worth, Fl and I would love and like to get a workout buddy either on line or near by I have 60 pounds to lose and have a bad back and I am starting out slowly by walking and doing dvds and the park - 5/24/2013 4:50:55 PM
  • 123456789100
    Finding an online buddy through the buddy finder was hard, and I couldn't find one until stumbling on the SparkTeam "Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line" I encourage anyone who wants an online accountability partner (or three) to join! - 4/20/2013 12:12:06 AM
  • ASHLEYDURHAM
    Is there in one in Evansville looking for someone to work out with let me know Thanks alot Ashley. - 3/27/2013 3:03:05 AM
  • ASHLEYDURHAM
    Is there in one in Evansville looking for someone to work out with let me know Thanks alot Ashley. - 3/27/2013 2:25:00 AM
  • Hi I am looking for a work out buddy to help me keep motivated. I live in Minnesota and like to work out indoors and outdoors. I like to swim, dance, lift weights, work out to DVD's and jog occasionally. I need to get down to 148. I now weigh 196. - 10/8/2012 7:26:43 AM

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