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By: Peter Lavelle, Ultimate Bootcamp


So – you want to stay focused on your fitness, right? Easier said than done, correct? This is a time of year that is right on your radar for getting rid of unwanted pounds, or perhaps even ratcheting up your workouts. If only there was some way to stay accountable…some way to keep focused…a way to keep your foot on the exercise gas pedal.


Enter community, friendships, teammates, fitness schedules… all of these already exist in your life, and they are great tools for success! Being a BSSC member, you’re used to blending your active life with your social life. There’s no reason why you can’t do the same with your fitness. The people around you offer support as well as accountability, so take advantage of that and use them to reach your goals. Here are 5 great ways to lean on what’s already available to you…

  1. Tell Your Friends. Once you’ve told somebody about something you’re going to do, you feel compelled to make sure you do it. Let someone know that you’re going for a run, or hitting the gym. You won’t want to face them and have to say you didn’t do it!
  2. Drag Them Into It! Ask a buddy about a time you can both exercise together. It doesn’t matter if you have different fitness abilities. Hitting the gym together, or doing a 5k together will mean you have each other as a support system.
  3. Put a Time On IT! If you wait until you have some free time to work out, the day will be gone, and you’ll be either too tired, or too busy. Set your alarm clock a little earlier than usual, or put an hour on your calendar so that

Boston is a tough city to break into for people who are new and looking to expand their social circle or meet potential dates. Many people have turned to online dating to meet new people in their city, but the fact is that good old fashioned “meet cutes” still happen, and with our connections to tens of thousands of active professionals, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

Many Bostonians have come to appreciate the more organic (“throwback”, if you will) social platform that BSSC provides: put together a group of people with similar interests, provide an activity around that interest, and let them take it from there. Need more proof? We have our very own BSSC love story to share!

Liz and Courtney BSSC love storyWhen Liz Barry moved to Boston from Philadelphia several years ago, she was set adrift in the post-college world where, for the first time, there was no built-in community to rely on. Liz tried meeting people in bars, but had difficulty striking up true friendships there. A year after her move, Liz wanted to learn how to snowboard, so she joined a BSSC weekend ski trip that would change her life.

Liz and Courtney Dean Wedding BSSC love storyOn that trip, Liz met her now-husband, Courtney.  Liz’s BSSC membership has created her entire social circle here in Boston and has provided a gateway to real friendships. “The people I met through BSSC are quality people with the same interests and lifestyle as me,” says Liz

Trips Include Italian Ski Safari, Taos, the Sierras, Sun Valley and More



BSSC has an incredible lineup of ski & ride vacations for the 2014 season that includes premium ski destinations both domestically and internationally. BSSC’s ski & ride vacations offer the best in group travel; amazing destinations, adventurous activities, experienced BSSC trip leaders, and the best in lodging and cuisine - all for a great price!

When you register by August 30th, 2013, you’ll get a savings of $100! All active adults are welcome to register and you do not need to be a BSSC member to join the group. Now, here's the best part: once you sign up for your BSSC Ski Vacation, you don't have to wait until next winter to kick the ski season off. Join us on November 13th for our annual Ski Season Kickoff Party: The Blizzard! Guests receive amazing goodie bags (with lift tickets!), drink specials, apps, raffle with great prizes, music, entertainment and much more. Click here for details!

BSSC’s 2014 ski & ride vacations include:

Tignes & Val d’Isere, France
January 24 – February 2, 2014
Ski the Espace Killy, one of the largest and best ski areas in all of France. Whether you’re seeking long cruisers, steeps, chutes or bowls, or easy, relaxing and scenic trai