Fitness friends

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Everyone has those days when we will find any excuse NOT to exercise. When you’re exercising on your own, it’s so easy to just tell yourself ‘I’ll work twice as hard tomorrow’ … and then its gets to a week later and you still haven’t exercised.

So here are some reasons as to why having a training partner can help you out:

Helps you achieve fitness your goals
Having someone motivating to attend, push one more rep or do one more session will help you reach your fitness goals quicker.

Gives you responsibility
When there is someone else relying on you to exercise, you have a responsibility to not let them down, meaning you’re more like to complete that rainy early morning workout!

Share the same goals
Choose your buddy wisely so you have similar goals – they will understand everything you’re going through and it makes it easier to achieve your goals if you have someone to relate to.

Working out becomes fun
You’re less likely to get bored when you’re training with a friend, and the more fun the workout is, the more it will make you want to exercise again.

Easier to try new workouts
Exercising with someone makes new prospects less intimidating. You’ll be able to try different exercises, classes or Speedflex sessions without the fear of being on your own.

Keeps your form on point
A partner can tell you if your technique is right – obviously only if they know what they’re talking about(!)

Competition
The majority of fitness lovers have some form of a competitive streak, its natural! Even if your training partner is your best friend or relative, something inside you will push you to try and do one more rep than them, which is great for improvement.

Free therapy
Training helps you to clear your mind, exercising with a friend means you can offload – talking about your day to day stresses and it acts as a therapy, giving you not only a healthy body but a healthy mind too.

Break out of a rut
Training with a partner often helps you to avoid a fitness plateau. By training with a friend you might feel inclined to try something new or push yourself that little bit more.