4 BENEFITS OF HAVING A WORKOUT BUDDY (AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR)
Working out with a friend is hugely helpful for keeping motivated, but it’s important to find someone who will truly inspire you! Here are 4 major benefits to having a workout buddy and what to look for when choosing one:
1. Motivates and supports you
Having a good workout buddy, who motivates and supports you will boost your commitment to your fitness goals and your confidence that you can achieve them! At Relentless Fitness, you and your workout buddy have the added benefit of being surrounded by trainers who want to ignite your fire and get you going.
What To Look For: Compatible styles of motivation
If you need a cheerleader to get motivated and they need a drill-sergeant, then it’s probably not going to work out. Make sure you share the same motivational style!
2. Helps you achieve your fitness goals
Having someone in your corner who keeps you accountable for how much exercise was done in the past week, how the level of exercise could be increased the following week, and if any workouts were missed, will emphasize the importance of staying back on track. With someone pushing you, you’re definitely going to be making your workouts, and the more consistent you are with your workouts, the sooner you’re going to achieve your fitness goals. Whatever your fitness goals may be, Relentless will work with you and your workout buddy to create a fitness formula for success!
What To Look For: Share similar goals
If your goal is getting to 15% body fat and their goal is to become a yoga expert, there’s a conflict in workout compatibility. You need to share similar goals to really make this work. It’s also critical that your workout buddy is as committed to the goal as you are.
3. Increases commitment massively
Relentless Fitness gives you all the tools you need for fitness success. You just have to get here! It’s one thing bailing on your own workout, but it’s much, much harder to ditch a workout when you know you’re going to be letting your workout buddy down! Having a workout partner means also means planning your workouts in advance to meet each other’s schedules, and once it’s down on paper and scheduled, it’s much more likely that you’re going to follow through with it!
What To Look For: Compatible schedules
This should be obvious. If your schedules never coincide then it’s not going to work.
They also need to be someone who won’t cave in on those days where you don’t want to work out – they need to be able to call you on any excuses you make and not back down easily!
4. Working out becomes fun
You can get a serious workout, without being serious. Having a good friend to laugh with can make the experience more enjoyable. The more fun your workouts are, the more you’re going to look forward to and be committed to them over the long-term!
What To Look For: You get along well
A good workout buddy has to be someone you actually like! Remember, a good workout buddy makes your workouts more fun, not less!
Having the right workout buddy and a trainer supervising you can be the difference between mediocre results and incredible results! They’ll help you give it your all, and if you want great results then you’ve got to give it everything you’ve got in return! Stick to this checklist and start to benefit from results in no time!