One thing that we see in the PEERtrainer community is that there are about three different "motivation types." The first type we see are the people who start losing weight and then start running long races. They jump right into it, get involved in the running community. (You guys know who you are!!)
The second motivation type we see are people who are a little less hardcore, but do run from time to time. It seems that their motivation is also internal, and it comes and it goes. Usually these people need to kick themselves in their own butt to get going. But they do.
The third type that we see are people who respond well to external stimulus. We observed this very clearly in our latest PEERtrainer Spotlight, which served as a mini "motivation lab" for the last few months. We have been testing a new "exercise motivation device" from Philips. We were able to see very clearly who responded well to it and who didn't.
If you struggle with motivation to exercise, you'll find the results and analysis interesting. Click the link below to read: