Everyone knows how beneficial exercising can be for the body, but did you know of the additional benefits of working out with a buddy? It can be your partner, sibling, friend or even a co-worker!
There is definitely something special about sweating it out with someone, pushing each other to your limits!
Here are 4 benefits of working out with a partner! At the end of this article, you should be calling up someone to sweat it out together!
1. Higher Motivation Levels
Always had a hard time dragging yourself out of bed for a morning workout? No fret! You are not the only one. This is where your workout partner plays a significant role.
Motivation is one of the most compelling benefits of working out with someone. Your partner can push you through one more set, encourage you to try a heavier weight, and boost your confidence if you feel like quitting.
It has been scientifically proven that by exercising with someone who is supportive and encouraging, your workout frequency and intensity will increase.
Finding a good workout partner who can get you excited about working out is going to positively impact your fitness habits and replenish your motivational levels when you need it the most!
One of our Couple PT clients, Brandon and Amanda, trained hard together with their wedding in mind!
2. Higher Accountability
Always wanted to clock in a workout in the morning but can't seem to stop hitting the snooze button?
On the flipside, if you had arranged with a friend to workout together, there is a higher chance that the session will actually happen.
Every individual has different levels of accountability, especially when it comes to achieving their fitness goals. With a dependent and responsible workout partner, not only will it help to increase your accountability, but also your partners' as well.
The fear of disappointing your partner will motivate you to keep to your arrangement. For example, in preparation for a half marathon, you and your friend will be more accountable towards each other to train in order to achieve the goals. Additionally, since time and effort have been made for the training amidst your busy schedules, it would definitely be a pity if it was to be cancelled.
As such, by having an accountable workout partner, it definitely increases the likelihood of your workout sessions, which will eventually help both you and your partner in reaching your fitness goals. With that being said, if you need help setting goals for you and your partner, do check out our blog post on how to set your goals and achieve them effectively!
One of our Couple PT clients, Charlene and Yong Jun, kept each other more accountable during their weekly PT sessions with their trainer Ming Tao!
3. Increase in Healthy Competition
Always think that you are not pushing yourself hard enough when working out alone? Your workout partner can definitely help with that!
The Köhler effect is a psychological theory that says motivation levels among individuals increase in groups as compared to individuals working alone.
By working out with a buddy, it will definitely create some healthy competition between the two of you, where the difficulty levels of your workouts may increase! As the saying goes "If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you." With a more challenging workout program, this will definitely lead to an increase in positive results, helping you to achieve your fitness goals more effectively.
4. Increase in Confidence
Always wanted to try a different kind of exercise but felt intimidated by others around you?
With a workout buddy, it can help reduce that fear and increase your confidence!
As humans, we fear loneliness and judgement from others. This is probably the main reason why we avoid eating out alone or heading to a fitness group class alone.
With a workout partner, you will definitely feel less intimidated to hit the gym, especially if you have yet to step into the gym before! You will feel that there will be less judgement from those around you if you are part of a pair or a group.
As such, with a workout buddy, you will be able to step out of your comfort zone and try something new that you have yet to try before! This will definitely help to boost not only your confidence, but also your partner's as well! In the long run, this will help to create a good and strong support system around you.
One of our Buddy PT clients, Adria & Alison came to FITLUC together, boosting each others confidence!
Need to hear words of affirmation from some of our Buddy PT Clients? Click here to find out how training together has allowed Maxi and Liz to spend quality time together, and how Germaine and Azura's relationship due to higher accountability!
However, before moving towards Buddy PT, do keep in mind that it is important that you and your partner have similar fitness goals, fitness levels and matching schedule. This will help to ensure a smooth and consistent journey ahead!
At FITLUC, our dedicated Personal Trainers will be there to guide you every single step of the way of your fitness journey, both in the gym and out. Aside from Buddy PT, an alternative we recommend is to do 2 separate 1-1 PT sessions with 2 trainers at the same time slot. This will allow the programme to be more specific and we can go at your own pace and schedule.
From customising a training programme tailored to your individual goals, to regular goal settings and revisions, exercise form correction and diet monitoring, Personal Training can make achieving your fitness goals easy and stress-free! Just leave it to us. All you need to do is show up!
Feeling inspired and want to grab a workout buddy to work towards your fitness goals together this year? Lucky for you! FITLUC is having a promo during this Valentines Day period where you will get 22% off a Buddy PT Trial, using promo code "22OFFBUDDY" Valid from 10th Feb 2023 till 19 Feb 2023 2359h.
So what are you waiting for? Drop us a WhatsApp message at +65 8812 0110 or book a personal training trial with one of our dedicated trainers to explore if personal training is the best choice for you!
Just a heads-up, it will probably be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.
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