Buddy up with a friend to help stay on track with your fitness plan!
We’ve all heard the saying, “time flies when you’re having fun.” This well known expression is no different when it relates to exercising. By working out with a friend, you will chat and laugh, and time will fly by with both of you forgetting how hard you’re working. Choose workout buddies with whom you have a lot in common.
Exercising together is a great tool for staying motivated. There will be some days when you just don’t feel like working out, but just knowing that your friend will be waiting for you will motivate you to keep your commitment to both your friend and your workout goals. Friends can be very supportive when you are feeling unmotivated and can also nudge you along to keep you focused on your goals.
Research has also shown that when exercise is done in the presence of other people it can be more effective in reducing stress than simply exercising alone. As a trainer, I have some groups of friends who have their training sessions together, and there are always lots of laughs and fun while still working hard and burning those calories.
So get out there, sweat, and buddy up!