Mates who train together …..stay together! There is a lot to be said for how much an exercise buddy can increase your motivation and accountability when it comes to the gym. No one wants to fly solo when let’s face it, working out with mates is so much more fun. It’s a time to turn up, catch up and muscle up. So, we think you should swap your weekly brunch dates to workouts with your friends. Trust us your body and mind will thank you for it.
Still not convinced? Here’s some more reasons to workout with your besties!
Counteract your sins before you’ve even sinned
Who doesn’t love a hard out session on a Saturday morning with all your mates before hitting the town. It will make the tequila seem all the more sweeter!
You will be more motivated
We all know it’s way too easy to cancel the plans you made with yourself to do a workout, it’s a lot harder to cancel your workout when you have planned it with a friend. Not only does this keep you accountable and committed to your workout, but you will also begin to look forward to your workout as you will associate it more with the excitement of meeting up with your friend, over the pain of a workout.
It makes training more fun
There are lots of ways to shake up your training plan, but the best ideas will come to you when you brainstorm with a friend. Changing up your routine will keep you both interested in the workout and will make the time fly by and before you know it your workout will be done!
You will work out harder
Whenever you’re working out with someone else, the intensity is always going to be greater than when you’re alone. You will both push each other to work out harder and keep going for a little longer, getting in that one extra rep. Working out with a friend creates some healthy competition and pushes you to be better, see results faster, and keeps you on track. Create challenges for yourselves to push you to your limits.
You’re more likely to stick at it
More than 40% of participants drop a fitness course shortly after it begins when they attend on their own. But if they work out with a friend the dropout rate decreases to 6%. People who train together form a group connection and no longer feel alone. Sharing your successes with your friends is a great source of motivation to keep you going. If things don’t go as planned, you have a support system there to pick you back up and get you going again. When you feel close to giving up, a training partner can be all the more important because they can help you build up your motivation again.
Strengthens your bond
Spending planned time together with your friends to work out can help you maintain your relationships. As we get older and life gets busier and busier it becomes harder to find the time to catch up with friends. Having planned workouts with your friends ensures you make the time to maintain your relationship as well as getting your workout done.
So, let’s get cracking! Bring a mate to Northern Arena and see results.