There seem to be two types of people in this world: those who love to work out, and those who don’t. If you fall into the category of those who don’t enjoy putting in a good, hard workout, you’re not alone.
Did you know the best way to improve your workout routine so you’ll actually look forward to putting in the hard work is adding a partner into the mix? Whether it’s your significant other, a friend, or a buddy you met at the gym, there is nothing more beneficial to your workout than teaming up with someone else. Here are 5 reasons you should start working out with a partner now.
1. Improve Your Follow Through
Perhaps the most difficult hurdle to overcome on your journey to a better workout routine is finding the motivation to actually get started. With that in mind, what could be better motivation than knowing someone else is counting on you to show up? Schedule regular workouts with a partner, and you’ll find yourself more likely to follow through and actually show up for the workout—accountability will get you every time.
2. It’s Good for the Soul
Are you looking for a way to get some exercise and have a good chat? Consider taking regular walks with a partner. Unless you prefer to walk side-by-side in silence with headphones on, you’ll likely spend your time talking as you walk, which gives you the perfect opportunity to decompress and sort things out mentally while you improve yourself physically. Whether you’re looking for advice or not, talking about your problems out loud makes them easier to sort through, meaning walking and chatting will serve double duty. Not to mention, time flies by so much faster when you’re having fun.
3. Burn More Calories
According to a study done in the UK, people who workout with a partner burn around 41 more calories per workout session than those who exercise alone. While that doesn’t sound like much after just one workout session, those 41 calories add up quickly and definitely make a difference. Every little bit counts, right?
4. Reduce Your Chance of Injury
Working out with a partner means you have someone with you at all times to help correct your form and make sure you’re exercising safely. Sure, a mirror in the gym can help, but there’s nothing better than having a real person standing next to you to point out a curved back or give you tips on how to improve your form. Not to mention, this way you always have a built-in spotter.
5. Work Harder
Yes, you can push yourself during solo workouts, but there’s something about working out with a partner that will push you to work yourself harder than you would alone. Maybe it’s the motivation to avoid being “that person” who can’t keep up during a run or pump out as many squats or pull-ups; maybe it’s the inspiration you’ll receive as you watch your friend push himself or herself to meet personal goals. Whatever it is, you’ll find yourself pushing harder than you did before and meeting your own goals you never thought possible.
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So what are you waiting for? Find your workout partner today and become more together!