A lot of people talk about fitness journeys as something you take alone. But don’t overlook the single best tool you have for getting healthier: other people. When you hit the local gym or chart your fitness goals, you don’t have to do it alone! In fact, having a workout buddy join you for exercise may end up being the single most important factor in your (and their) success.
Check out these reasons why having a workout buddy can help you meet your fitness goals, and we think you’ll agree that exercise and workout buddies go together like… well, like you and your bestie.
BENEFITS OF HAVING GYM BUDDY
1.WORKOUT PARTNER BENEFITS
enables us to keep on track and stay focused.
Finding your fitness partner-in-crime is an excellent excuse to engage in a bit of healthy competition.
3.YOU’LL HAVE MORE FUN
While it’s important to make sure you get a killer workout in, it’s also just as vital to have fun.
With a workout partner on board, you’ll both be able to support one another, learn new things and step out of each other’s comfort zones.
If you’re thinking of going the extra mile with your weight training, a friend can help ‘spot’ you through those last couple of tough reps at the end of your set.
6.FOLLOW A STRUCTURE
Weight training with a partner is ideal. You can alternate your exercises so that your friend completes their set during your rest period and vice versa.
It can be incredibly easy to make excuses not to visit the gym. This is especially true if you’re going on your own. You are, however, much more likely to keep going if you’ve got a workout buddy.
Sometimes, all we need is a little bit of encouragement to help us push out that last rep, run that bit faster, go the extra mile, or hang in there for another minute, all for the kudos that your workout partner’s “well done”, high-five or pat on the back brings with it. Having a workout partner can help inspire you to keep going and get even better.
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By Gaurav Khare
INFS Certified Fitness & Nutrition Consultant