Have you ever noticed how quickly time passes when you do an activity with a friend? It makes sense that exercise sessions work similarly! Team up with a buddy to see many benefits during your workouts.
Consider the accountability factor. If your friend is waiting for you at a fitness class, or is planning to meet you for a walk, you're probably not going to flake out and cancel just because you don't feel motivated that day.Right? Accountability? Check!
Motivation during your workout? Check! Exercising with a friend can bring a little healthy competition to the session. The buddy system also allows you & your partner to be each other's best cheerleader during the workout.
It's more fun to exercise in a social setting! The #1 reason people take fitness classes is because they're FUN. Great music, an energetic instructor, and most importantly a chance to join a community of others looking for a fantastic workout - these are all reasons to exercise in a group setting! Classes like Zumba have the FUN down to a science! Zumba's slogan...'Ditch the workout, Join the Party!' Fun? Check!
Hey couples! How about exercising together? Partner exercises allow you to build trust, have fun together, and work toward a common healthy goal. And for those of you coming to the gym 'single' - find classes where instructors focus on building community and/or that offer partner exercises during the workout (things like relays, partner resistance tubing, and games) - these are great ways to have fun & build relationships in a fitness setting. Relationship Building? Check!
Whatever your passion; running, cycling, swimming, fitness classes, yoga....find a partner(s) and get moving! You're sure to have fun, and with a little time & effort, you'll see the results you seek.