Welcome to GreatistYou, a new social experiment where we see what happens when five people decide to change their health—and broadcast their journeys for everyone to see. Four goals, five contestants, and six weeks to crush said goals for the promise of a better life (oh, and $1,000!).
Romance is in the air, and it smells like sweat. Jasmine (@greatistjasmine) has sparked a relationship with Planet Fitness, and things are getting serious. Yeah, we're beyond impressed by her dedication to both clean eating and fitness. We hope this love affair gives you that hurts-so-good feeling you get in your legs after an hour on the stair machine.
What Jasmine's really getting into is Planet Fitness's 30-minute circuit and total-body enhancement machine, though she's not quite sure how the latter works. It vibrates and plays music, so... science? Working out at a gym that declares itself a "judgment-free zone" is a great way to minimize the anxiety that accompanies us all when starting a fitness journey.
- Darby and Adrienne (@greatistdanda) have their hands full unpacking their new apartment but are simultaneously living on a prayer and on the edge with the amount of running they're still doing. Can't stop! Won't stop!
- Brandon (@greatistbrandon) faces one of his greatest opponents yet: the food truck. Don't even look at it, man—it's just a car. A car that serves artisanal takeout but a car nonetheless.
- Regina (@greatistregina) leaves us with a much-needed letter of encouragement. It's important to step back and remind yourself that, well, see below...