Sometimes, it can difficult to complete strenuous workout sessions on your own especially in dark or cold time of the year. Exercising with a partner whether a male or female opens up an entirely new range of motivation possibilities. Here are top seven reasons you should train with a partner.
If you don’t feel like working out, it’s easier for you to cancel your own plan. However, it’s not easy to cancel a plan on a friend who is counting on you. After all, you don’t want to be a Debbie Downer by bailing and letting down your friend.
Besides, you will be motivated to learn and perform different workout moves when doing it with a friend. Whenever you’re working out with a partner, the intensity of the workout is likely to be higher than when working out alone. Note that you should pick a workout partner whose athletic abilities are in the same ballpark as yours.
2. It’s easier to keep health
One of the perfect ways of succeeding in your weight loss and fitness journey is to have a sound meal plan. However, sometimes you may be tempted to pick something junky. Working out with a friend will help you stick to a healthy diet
3. More heads more knowledge
If you love reading about health and fitness, then, you need a gym buddy. As you learn new moves, you will have someone to try with. Your partner can also show you more workout moves and how to do them better.
Note that working out with someone is safer than working out alone. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned athlete to fitness activities, it’s advisable to make sure that you’re safe whenever you go out jogging or at the gym. Your fitness partner can always help you perform different workout moves especially ones that require supervision and guidance.
4. Healthy competition
A little competition with your fitness partner will never hurt you. Of course, your workout partner has fitness goals and you have yours too. Healthy competition, for instance, finding out who will lose one pound faster than the other can keep you performing better, and at the end of the day, you will succeed in achieving your fitness goals.
While it seems hard to do everything in a single day, and a lot of things are left unattended, going to the gym with a partner can help in easing that crazed feeling you get whenever you look at your schedule. Note that working out with a partner combines what you want to do (exercise) and something you like doing (hanging out with a buddy). In fact, it’s like killing two birds with one stone.
Even outside of the gym, your workout partner is an immediate help especially if you’re experiencing diet crisis. They can offer you nutritional advice and guidance where possible.
6. It’s a great way to connect
In addition to having an activity that both of you can participate and achieve a common goal, working out together with a colleague, friend or even your spouse strengthens the bond between the two of you. Lifting weights or jogging at the same pace creates non-verbal matching and makes you feel closer to your partner.
Besides, working out with your partners allows you to spend more time with him or her and possibly encourage the two of you to do other things together.
7. Fitness can be addictive
When people see you and your partner training daily, the chances are that they will get interested in joining the fun and enjoy other benefits of training together. Perhaps they will involve their friends too and at the end of the day, you will not only achieve your fitness goal but also help people too.
Working out with a partner help you to achieve your fitness goals without overspending. However, you should choose a training partner who has the same fitness objectives as you and is someone you can cooperate with.
Written by: Justina Triasovaite
Justina Triasovaite is a certified female personal trainer in London and also runs justinatraining.com, a site with useful information for those who are interested in general fitness and body transformation. A committed health and fitness fanatic, Justina is very passionate about helping people transform their lives. Learn more fitness tips and follow her journey on Justina Fitness Training or her Instagram account, @justinatraining.