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Go to Gym With a Friend
One of the primary benefits of working out with a friend is that you plan ahead and commit to a fitness schedule. It’s much easier to cancel a workout on yourself, but you’re far less likely to do so to a friend. Planning ahead and holding yourself accountable will facilitate a more consistent, regimented and disciplined workout schedule.
Friends help motivate us in various aspects of our lives. But when it comes to fitness, having a friend’s encouragement can go a long way. Not only does having a fitness friend make your workout seem more like a leisure activity than a chore, but the time also flies by.
Exercising with a friend can bring out a competitive streak that boosts your performance, helping you achieve your fitness goals faster. A study conducted by Kansas State University found that people who worked out with someone they perceived as better “increased their intensity and workout time by as much as 200 percent.”
Having a workout buddy means having two different sets of ideas, workout plans, knowledge and tips. By combining both of your fitness knowledge and skills, you’re able to keep your workout routine fresh. Doing so makes you both more likely to stick to your workouts while enjoying them.