As we’re now into the New Year, many of you will be looking to actively undo weeks upon weeks of overindulgence over the festive period. Whether you want to transform your body or drop a few pounds, exercise is a great way to go about things. Working out, however, is not as simple as it sounds, so if you want to push, you may wish to consider finding a workout buddy. Sticking to a fitness and exercise regime is much easier if you train with a partner. Finding a workout buddy, however, is easier said than done, but to help you out, here are some handy suggestions.
Ask Your Friends
Friends do all kinds of activities together, and yes, that does include working out. If you find yourself simply going through the motions, and struggling to locate the energy and motivation to work out in the gym or anywhere else for that matter, why not ask a friend/friends if they will be your training partner? Working out with friends is ideal because you get to have fun together, and you can push each other and motivate one another. Plus, whether you admit it or not, there will be a slight competitive element there, so that will make you work a little bit harder.
Ask Family Members
If your friends are not interested in working out regularly, or if they’re just unreliable, you could also recruit family members and ask them to be your workout buddies. Like with friends, you will be comfortable with family members, you will have fun, and it will be a great bonding experience for you in the process.
Search Your Gym
When you train in the gym, if you are a regular, you will get to see some regular faces. Some will train with workout buddies, whereas others will be training alone. If you see people training alone, why not ask if they could use a workout buddy, and take things from there?
Find a Virtual Fitness Buddy
One key benefit associated with training with somebody else, is the fact that they hold you accountable. If you skip a workout or do not put your full effort into your workout, a buddy will call you out. This accountability is a great deterrent for skipping sessions because people just do not want the embarrassment of admitting they are too lazy to exercise. Thanks to modern technology there are apps you can download which allow you to log your progress and build an online network of fitness buddies. You may not be able to see them, but they will still motivate you and hold you accountable.
Working out with a fitness buddy is an excellent way to keep motivated and on track as you work towards your goals.