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Go to Gym With a Friend

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Accountability

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.

Motivation

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.

Healthy competition

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.”

Variety

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.

 

Success stories

Hope Violet

Feb 28 at 19:05 pm
With Réka

Cheryl Butler

Feb 07 at 01:48 am
I had an idea of what the gym is and I was totally wrong. I love it!

Lauren Byrne

Feb 01 at 10:51 am
went to the gym today with my work friends to do a yoga class, so relaxing!

Billie-Jo Boreham

Jan 30 at 20:38 pm
Started going to the gym with my friend every night after work

Joana Martins

Jan 22 at 14:38 pm
Aloma

Kat Stewart

Jan 05 at 00:03 am
all the time

Stef Wilmsen

Jan 04 at 12:46 pm
started and still going three times every week!

Mira De Greve

Dec 31 at 00:18 am
I almost fell of the traidmill, twice. When I was running a race against my friend.

Α Α

Dec 30 at 16:35 pm
6/2016

Shannon Kokkonen

Dec 29 at 08:37 am
w/ Missy

Tuan Nguyen

Nov 19 at 04:43 am
with wife

Patrícia Marques

Nov 18 at 05:16 am
yes

Alix Lafeuillade

Mar 31 at 09:24 am
Avec Andréa

Manô Bisordi

Dec 12 at 23:15 pm
ue ja fui

Anna Van Mullem

Oct 02 at 18:56 pm
Done

Bach Van

Aug 10 at 22:42 pm
Done

Sandra v. d. Linde

Jun 12 at 04:18 am
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Quynh Anh Nguyen

Jun 08 at 10:38 am
fun

Susan Zhou

Jun 03 at 06:46 am
Going to a gym with a friend should be fun and motivative but went to wrong person

Naomi Ohayon

Apr 27 at 01:56 am
So much fun

Ануш

Mar 02 at 16:22 pm

Erin O'Brien

Dec 30 at 05:23 am
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