Should You Work Out With A Friend? | Stephen Coleclough
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Should You Work Out With A Friend?

Should You Work Out With A Friend?

If you prefer doing things with someone else or as a group, you may want to consider working out with a friend.

There are a tonne of benefits that come with working out with a friend and a lot of people find it to be the most enjoyable way to stay fit.

Here are the benefits of working out with a friend…

You Can Encourage Each Other to Work Out

It isn’t always easy to find the energy or motivation to work out, especially when it’s cold outside and you’d rather crawl into bed.

This is why so many people skip workouts and fitness classes, as they can’t quite find the motivation to go.

When you’re working out with a friend, you can encourage each other.

It’s a lot easier to work out when you have somewhere there to remind you of why you are doing what you’re doing.

A friend can remind you of how far you’ve come and how far you have to go.

It Makes Working Out a Social Activity and Not a Chore

Working out with a friend is a great way to turn fitness into a social activity.

Instead of heading off to the gym alone, you’ll have somewhere there to talk to; this is especially helpful if it’s a friend that you wouldn’t see often otherwise.

Rather than feeling down and annoyed about needing to work out, you can look forward to catching up with a friend and letting off some steam.

It’s Harder to Quit When You’re Working Out With Someone Else

When you’re the only person monitoring your working out, it’s easy to quit.

You’ll have no one to answer to and no one to question why you’re giving up.

However, quitting is a lot harder when you’re working out with someone else.

Not only do you have to tell them that you’re no longer interested in working out, you also run the risk of letting them down as a friend.

When you work out with a friend, you’re much less likely to quit.

There you have it, some of the top benefits of working out with a friend.

A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that working out has to be a solo activity, when it really doesn’t.

If working out with a friend will encourage you to keep going, it’s something that’s worth considering.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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