More often than not, you tend to 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. Well, we’ve always promoted group workouts as opposed to solo ones. While it might take some time to build your fitness group, it is not so difficult to find a workout partner and it can help you get the motivation you need.
Getting a workout partner 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
Why You Need A Workout Partner
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 workout 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 going.
You’ll make better workout decisions
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 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.
You’ll have someone to 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- Working Out Together Is Rewarding
Fitato offers exclusive discounts to on the purchase of group membership. The bigger your squad, the better your discount. We offer amazing deals on the Fitato Quarterly pass (Original Price: Rs 6599). Get:
- Two Fitato Quarterly Passes at Rs 5099 each
- Three/Four Fitato Quarterly Passes at Rs 4999 each
- Five Fitato Quarterly Passes at Rs 4699 each
Know all about group membership purchases here.
For more information on all the different gyms and fitness activities (CrossFit, Yoga, Zumba, etc), you can try out in your city, check out Fitato. Fitato is your single membership to various gyms & fitness studios in your city. So what are you waiting for? Download the app now.