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Building Your Fitness Support System (ACTIVEx Review)

Building your fitness support system is such an important part of maintaining a healthy, active, and fit lifestyle as well as pursuing your fitness goals. But what if you have to train on your own? Find out how on this weeks Running Coaches’ Corner.

The Power and Importance of A Fitness Support System

This post was sponsored by ACTIVEx, who gave me a gratis membership to review. ALL opinions are my own!

Strength in numbers, the power of the shout out, health and fitness tribes, we all know how beneficial it can be to feel that you have support, encouragement, and people who have expertise to help you along the way. But sometimes, it just isn’t possible to meet up with groups, your friends, or get in for a fitness class at a particular time. ACTIVEx aims to solve that problem by connecting you to the larger health and fitness community with the power of social media and your phone!

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Instagram, Twitter, Facebook (groups and personal pages), running sites, and blogs-1-there are so many ways to get involved with the larger fitness community. But the problem is, where do you start when you are trying to build your fitness support system from scratch? Sure, I have plenty of people now (and you are some of them! So thank you!) who I can post about having a good or bad run and they will commiserate or virtual high five me, but when I was first starting out, I had no clue. I felt pretty alone at the beginning! The blog and my blogging networks has put me in touch with so many great friends, but blogging isn’t for everyone. 

ACTIVEx Builds Your Fitness Support System

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ACTIVEx is just that: a network and community of active individuals looking to do just that: get active in their fitness and active in the fitness community. Produced by The Active Network and (which so many of us know from races and workouts and more), ACTIVEx is an app that provides training plans, workouts, even group exercise classes that can be done virtually–and all the while, you can connect with others doing the same workouts (or not) and give each other shout outs and encouragement! 

Sounds to me like the experience of being in a race and finding people to talk to along the way, seeing funny signs, anything to keep you going. But unlike a race, ACTIVEx can be accessed at any time. Also, you know how you are still wondering how that person is doing, all this time later? 

ACTIVEx is the latest and best app to create a fitness social media support system that will power you through your workouts. Get expert tips and fist bumps from around the world! Check out the review at

Well, with ACTIVEx, you can create or join “packs” aka your own fitness tribe! You can have different packs as well–like your real life girlfriends (maybe you live across the country from each other), people who do strength training for running, people who like Tabata, etc. You can follow along with each other and hold each other accountable. Set goals for each other, and celebrate when you hit them!

ACTIVEx is A Training Tool

Beyond acting as a meeting place for you and your fitness tribe, ACTIVEx is also a training tool with the support of the fitness experts at The training plans are designed by and ACTIVEx coaches, and there are 5k and 10k programs in the app. For many new runners, the information, guidance, and support provided by ACTIVEx could be HUGE for their training. I wish everyone could have a running coach, but this is a great alternative!

ACTIVEx is the latest and best app to create a fitness social media support system that will power you through your workouts. Get expert tips and fist bumps from around the world! Check out the review at

Something that I, as a personal trainer, was super happy to see is in-app coaching and guided exercises that enable you to complete each move and exercise effectively and safely. So many apps just assume that you know that you are doing, but that leads to many injuries and a lot of frustration as you keep falling short of your goals or stop seeing results. I know I’ve hit plateaus before with my training, but it turns out that I wasn’t doing the exercise properly–a few changes got me much better results.

Keeping Yourself Accountable with ACTIVEx

Oh, accountability. I think that one of the biggest reasons that so many reach out to or post our fitness goals and such on social mediums is for the accountability. Group fitness is another great example of the power of social support and pressure, and personal trainer illustrates the power of expertise as well as investment in keeping you accountable. When you have a class, are meeting friends, know that you are getting expert advice, or have invested monetarily in something… you are more likely to show up and to do the work, amiright?

Yes, I am always right. Alex says so and he is a doctor. So there. #itsscience

For those that need that extra motivation to get to the gym, to go outside for a walk, to get out of freaking bed, to do their strength training (RUNNERS), ACTIVEx might be the answer to your prayers. Post a goal, post your struggles, get support and feedback and get the encouragement to get yourself back at it! 

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Win A Year of ACTIVE Advantage and Grow Your Fitness Support System!

Now it is your turn: win a full year of Premium ACTIVE Advantage Membership! This will enroll you in all of the ACTIVEx Access perks as well as provide you with exclusive discounts and opportunities for gear discounts, giveaways, and more. ACTIVEx is only available for iOS, but may be accessed anywhere in the world. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

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And now it is time to link up with Rachel, Lora, and Debbie for Running Coaches Corner! I am also linking up with Patty, Erika, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run, Nicole, Annmarie, Michelle, and Jen for Wild Workout Wednesday, and Ilka and Angela for Food and Fitness Sunday.

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  • Reply Carla

    Healthy living is so much a habit around here up until about six months ago I would’ve insisted this was nice for others but not me.
    I will spare you the rant and the rambles but I’ve been reminded we all can use support and accountability <3

    August 3, 2016 at 5:14 am
  • Reply Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    What a great tool to have in your fitness tool box! Every person could use a little reminder to live healthier every day.

    August 3, 2016 at 5:27 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Sounds like a great way to build a support system around your fitness goals, especially for someone who is just getting started!

    August 3, 2016 at 5:30 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    I didn’t even know this existed- how cool! Having a support system really is so important!

    August 3, 2016 at 5:49 am
  • Reply Kimberly Hatting

    Sounds like another great network of support! Although my family is supportive of my fitness “stuff” (races, social media, virtual friends, blogging, etc.), they often roll their eyes when I “have to get a blog finished & posted” or feel like running “just a couple of miles” (even though my angry hammy is still having an attitude).

    August 3, 2016 at 5:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You better take care of yourself… Or I WILL COME AFTER YOU

      August 5, 2016 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    That actually sounds like a cool app and I’m not usually into those things but I could see referring some of my clients to using something like this.

    August 3, 2016 at 6:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Tell them Susie Sent you!

      August 5, 2016 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Ilka

    I never heard of this app. How awesome you get to network and stay active with your own little “tribe”. So fun!

    August 3, 2016 at 6:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Isn’t that so cool!

      August 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    This is an interesting way to link up with other like-minded runners!

    August 3, 2016 at 7:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Especially if you do a lot on your own, or if you need help with strength trainin!

      August 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    What a great giveaway and product! Especially for those of us who workout at home. I hope you don’t mind I liked up my yoga gear giveaway since yoga and running go hand and hand in my world!

    August 3, 2016 at 7:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know that i agree with that1

      August 5, 2016 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    What a cool way to connect with other athletes! I love how technology lets us build a support system with runners across the country!

    August 3, 2016 at 7:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Isn’t it amazing! Definitely a positive to the tech boom!

      August 5, 2016 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    I have not heard of this yet but you know I love to work out with my tribe and the accountibility and encouragement is key.

    August 3, 2016 at 7:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You DEFINITELY have a tribe!

      August 5, 2016 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Emily @ My Healthyish Life

    “Alex says so and he is a doctor. So there. #itsscience” If my husband was a doctor I would say that all the time. This sounds like a great network and community, especially for accountability.

    August 3, 2016 at 7:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I probably should use it more, but I don’t want to get him into trouble

      August 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Amy Lauren

    I’d like to win, I register for a lot of races and it would be neat to save some money on those and on gear. As far as accountability goes, I have a ton of training partners and a running club and we all keep each other on our toes with goals.

    August 3, 2016 at 7:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is great! I think you would love the membership!

      August 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Carly Williams

    I don’t have much of a fitness support system right now, but I would love to in the future.

    August 3, 2016 at 8:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      This might be a great option for you!

      August 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    Love ACTIVEX!! So many great plans. And mobile friendly. Heck ya~ always!

    August 3, 2016 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Accountability is key! I think social media has helped me so much in finding a tribe that keeps me motivated and inspired.

    August 3, 2016 at 8:21 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know that it has definitely helped me!

      August 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Jessica Marie

    They say you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. And if those people don’t work out, you’ll likely end up relapsing into a couch potato. That’s why I love platforms like this, where you can get that fitness support that you need!

    August 3, 2016 at 8:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oooo that is really interesting! I love that idea!

      August 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Ellie

    I love using the Nike+ training app for the reason you stated, they show you how to do the moves and I can filter them by time or the type of weights I have. I love the idea of this app with its fitness community! It’s also probably cheaper than a coach (although of course it’s not as good)

    August 3, 2016 at 8:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely not as personalized with regards to training, and I like that it goes beyond just running!

      August 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    This is so cool! Any way to connect with like-minded people and crush your own goals is pretty great in my book 🙂

    August 3, 2016 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Suzy

    Finding support like this is great but it’s also so helpful to be able to keep track of mileage/workouts and stuff. I joined Daily Mile in 2010 and I’m still friends with a group of people on there, which transferred over to Facebook, which keeps us connected through all faucets of life, not just running. It’s so good to get involved!

    August 3, 2016 at 9:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I just like that you have faucets in your life 😀

      August 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Well did this post come at the right time for me, or what? This sounds awesome!

    August 3, 2016 at 9:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It will be so helpful for you as you are figuring things out 😀

      August 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply liz lew

    Husband, brother in law, and nephew

    August 3, 2016 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Nikki Fahey

    outgrown.. never had support…thanks Suz

    August 3, 2016 at 11:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      🙁 Well now you can have that support!

      August 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I use a similar site, and it’s fun to cheer everyone on!

    August 3, 2016 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    This program looks amazing!! I love that you can virtually workout with your friends and create your own tribe. Figures that I’m team #Android!

    August 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, right? I have an ipad though 😀

      August 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Hilary

    That is awesome! After doing beach body for a short time I really learned the power of a community, accountability and just someone who understands your struggles!

    August 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run

    Wow, this sounds like the Facebook of my dreams! I don’t take many group fitness classes, except for a regular spin class twice a week. The other regulars in the class have become such a close group of friends to me, and we all hold each other accountable. At times when I’m tired, and lagging, a friend from a row behind me usually yells, “Come on Kayla! Let’s go!” and that definitely helps 🙂 Plus, on days where I don’t really feel like going, I tell myself I’ll be happy once I get there and see my buddies, and I always am! 🙂

    August 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, right? Having people to keep you accountable makes such a difference!

      August 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Abbey

    I totally agree- a support system is key. I love my gym buddies and really miss them when i go away!

    August 3, 2016 at 6:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      This would be a great way to keep in touch with them when you do!

      August 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Sounds like a great tool, except…what is this “iOS” thing? I’m not familiar 😉

    August 3, 2016 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Beth

    After spending most of my life being a solo runner, I joined a running club in the spring. Even though I haven’t made as many group runs as I wish, taking the step to run with others is way out of my comfort zone but I’m enjoying it.

    August 4, 2016 at 6:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is great, Beth! I am largely a solo runner, but I definitely enjoy my group runs–I get so much from them!

      August 5, 2016 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Alyssa

    I have never heard of activex!! That app sounds so cool. The power of community is really a wonderful thing. I love my little yoga community!

    August 4, 2016 at 8:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Support (and not just with bras) is so important!

      August 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ Fruition Fitness

    Wow! Never heard of this! Sounds like a really comprehensive app!

    August 5, 2016 at 5:30 am
  • Reply Kimberly G

    I’m all about having a good support system. I currently communicate with many running friends I have made via Instagram and they are a great support system. My family is also fantastic!

    August 5, 2016 at 7:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is so awesome! I’m so happy that you have such a great system in place!

      August 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    I’m all for any tool that helps keep up accountable and provides a support system. I’m fortunate that my biggest cheerleader is my husband.

    August 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    What an awesome little app! A good support system is SO important in every aspect of life!

    August 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Krissy

    I work strange hours and with my overtime long days. I’ve never been a joiner and the thought of joining a gym or even one of the local running groups is very intimidating. It would be nice to have encouragement on my schedule. Penny the cat tries, but since she’d rather have me home on the couch her encouragement lacks sincerity. 🙂

    August 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know how you feel all to well. Zoe the cat right now is encouraging me to do nothing 😀

      August 14, 2016 at 6:41 am
  • Reply paige c

    Such a great tool! My boyfriend and I are both runners and support each other and growing up my mom was really great about taking me to races and going to my meets all the time

    August 5, 2016 at 9:20 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I miss having my mom at all of my big events! That was the best 😀

      August 14, 2016 at 6:41 am
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    August 8, 2016 at 7:00 am
  • Reply Jordan D.

    I recruited my best friends for the gym I was going to, and now we all take classes together and motivate each other. Through becoming a Drums Alive instructor, I’ve created a network of people across the country who love the workout and are an awesome resource for new ideas.

    August 10, 2016 at 7:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is awesome, Jordan! What a great support system you have!

      August 14, 2016 at 6:40 am
  • Reply Angela

    Sounds like a great app! I will have to check it out 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Sunday Fitness & Food!!

    August 13, 2016 at 6:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you for hosting!

      August 14, 2016 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Roberto Smith

    Looks like an excellent app. I’ll definitely try it. Thanks for a really helpful post.

    August 30, 2016 at 4:24 am
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