Everyone has those days when we will find any excuse NOT to exercise. When you’re exercising on your own, it’s so easy to just tell yourself ‘I’ll work twice as hard tomorrow’… and then it gets to a week later and you still haven’t exercised.
So here are some reasons as to why having a training partner can help you out:
1. Helps you achieve fitness your goals
o Having someone motivating you to attend, push one more rep or do one more session will help you reach your fitness goals quicker.
2. Gives you responsibility
o When there is someone else relying on you to exercise, you have a responsibility to not let them down, meaning you’re more likely to complete that early morning workout!
3. Share the same goals
o Choose your buddy wisely so you have similar goals – they will understand everything you’re going through and it makes it easier if you have someone to relate to.
4. Working out becomes fun
o You’re less likely to get bored when you’re training with a friend, and the more fun the workout is, the more it will make you want to exercise again.
5. Easier to try new workouts
o Exercising with someone makes new prospects less intimidating. You’ll be able to try different exercises (or Speedflex sessions!) without the fear of being on your own.
6. Keeps your form on point
o A partner can tell you if your technique is right – obviously only if they know what they’re talking about(!)
o The majority of fitness lovers have some form of a competitive streak, it’s natural! Even if your training partner is your best friend or relative, something inside you will push you to try and do one more rep than them, which is great for improvement.
8. Free therapy
o Training helps you to clear your mind, exercising with a friend means you can offload – talking about your day to day stresses and it acts as a therapy, giving you not only a healthy body but a healthy mind too.
9. Break out of a rut
o Training with a partner often helps you to avoid a fitness plateau. By training with a friend you might feel inclined to try something new or push yourself that little bit more – did somebody say MEPs target?