It’s all too common, that you join a gym and then a few weeks later, you lose your motivation. It gets challenging to maintain interest and the determination to hit the gym day after day, week after week.
Partnering up with a friend might be exactly what you need to turn things around and ensure that you stick to your workout routine. Here’s a list of reasons why getting a workout partner is what you need in your life
You’re more likely to stick to your goals
If you’ve booked an exercise class with a friend, you’re way more likely to keep that commitment. Not wanting to let your exercise partner down can be a great motivator to show up and stick to your commitments. Dreading the leg day? Share the good times (read: misery) with your workout partner. Like they say, misery loves company!
On those days when you don’t feel motivated enough, a small pep talk from your workout buddy might just give you the boost you need.
You’ll work harder with a friend around
When you exercise with a buddy, you’re more likely to encourage each other and to push each other harder than you might do on your own.
A friend can bring out your competitive side and spur you on to go the extra mile. When you’re exhausted and ready to give up, the sight of your friend still powering on might just be the inspiration you need to keep on going.
Confused? Let your workout partner decide for you
It helps to have someone who knows their way around a gym. It’ll help you navigate all sorts of gym trouble – boredom, confusion, the embarrassment of doing it wrong. It can be tough to breathe life continuously into your exercise routine.
You can also do partner exercises which might be a fun experience for the both of you. For example, instead of just doing planks, try it with partner hand slaps. Or throw a ball back and forth between you and your friend while doing sit-ups.
Your Friend Can Spot You
You really need somebody to spot you, especially when you’re lifting heavy. All too often, you overestimate your capabilities and try on more weight than you should. Sounds like a recipe for disaster? Having a friend to spot will let you gradually step-up your workout routine while staying safe.
Bonus: Discounts For Workout Partners!
We’re offering group discounts if you bring your friends along to Fitato. The more friends you bring along, the bigger your discounts get!
- Two friends join – Get Two Quarterly Passes For Rs 8,200 (Rs. 2,798 Off)
- Three friends join – Get Three Quarterly Passes For Rs 12,000 (Rs. 4,497 off)
- Five friends join– Get Five Quarterly Passes For Rs 19,246 (Rs. 8,249 Off)