Summary: We all feel motivated and excited in the first week of joining a gym or a yoga class but by the end of the second or third week, we start finding different excuses to skip the class. This is because of the monotony that sets in, however, if you have a good friend who is facing the same difficulty of staying in the routine then you guys should rather think of becoming workout buddies. Having a workout buddy is an amazing way to keep yourself encouraged and in routine.
Working out is a great lifestyle choice which when done regularly brings a plethora of benefits but it is quite hard to maintain the routine as well. We all feel motivated and excited in the first week of joining a gym or a yoga class but by the end of the second or third week, we start finding different excuses to skip the class. This is because of the monotony that sets in, however, if you have a good friend who is facing the same difficulty of staying in the routine then you guys should rather think of becoming workout buddies.
Having a workout buddy is an amazing way to stay in shape and we tell you why:
- Maintaining regularity
It is easy to maintain a routine when there’s a friend. People who work out with a friend are more likely to hit the gym everyday than those who workout alone. So, enroll with a friend whose timings matches with you and keep each other accountable. You are most likely to get out of bed at 7am even on a rainy day if you know that you have your friend waiting for you.
- Training is fun
Having a friend with you in your workout means no more monotonous exercises. Brainstorm with your friend to modify exercises to make the workout session more interesting or you can also throw challenges at each other. While indulging in fun workout
activities you won’t even realize how the time flew by.
- Constant encouragement
When you are about to give up, words of encouragement from a friend will boost your motivation. Encouraging each other constantly will push you both to stretch your limits. Just a few words of encouragement can push you further to do 5 extra planks or run an
- You’ll probably save a few bucks
Having your own personal trainer can burn a hole in your pocket but if you have a friend you both can go dutch with the fee. ,Also many trainers offer discounts on group enrollment which is another reason why you can recruit a few more friends. Also, you and your friend can split when buying a new training equipment which will save you both a lot
- The competitive instinct
We all have a competitive instinct when we are doing something with a friend. So when you workout with a friend it will push you to go further. You will probably do an extra set or run
an extra kilometer to prove your fitness and this will enable you to push your limits.
- Friends who train together stay together
Training regularly with a friend will strengthen your bond. You will have someone to hear how bad your day was and you will also have someone to share your achievements with. There is nothing like sharing a news that you have mastered a technique, with someone
who totally gets it.
- Trying new things becomes easier
It is more likely to feel intimidated when you are in a class full of new people but trying it out with a friend will help you bury your fear of loneliness. So if you were thinking of trying a Zumba or a boxing class for a long while but couldn’t, ask your friend to join with you.