Now There Is Yet Another Benefit of Working Out With Friends
Let’s be honest, we all have the intention of working out more often but our busy schedules and hectic lives sometimes affect our plans. Most people would choose to see their friends or partners over hitting the gym, but should we be inviting them to work out with us instead? Especially when there are benefits to you when they join…and that benefit could include a FREE Year membership.
For the months of March & April, not only can members earn a FREE Month for every friend or family member they refer that joins, YOU also get a chance to win one of the below membership prizes:
- 1 Year Basic Membership
- 1 Year Gold Membership
- 1 Year Studio Membership
It’s simple, start by referring your friend or family member by CLICKING HERE, then stop by the front desk to confirm your FREE Month and get your voucher for our prize drawings scheduled for 6pm on March 31st and April 30th. Questions? Any of our team members are happy to help.
So back to working out… Time constraints may be forcing us to pair up and get active together, but there are more benefits for working out together than simply saving time. Having a workout buddy is a great way to combine physical activity with our basic human desire to socialize with others.
Put those headphones down, because the next time you hit the gym you might want to reach for the phone and invite someone along after reading these 6 benefits of getting fit with a friend.
1. THEY KEEP YOU MOTIVATED
We’re all familiar with the expression that there’s strength in numbers, and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to exercising. There are times when you may not feel like working out due to a bad (or busy) day, but when you’re meeting your gym buddy, you’ll have to bear the brunt of not turning up. Whether you are letting a friend down, or they just simply don’t want you to fall behind, friends will give you a (well-intended) hard time about not working out.
2. HOW ABOUT SOME HEALTHY COMPETITION
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition. Teaming up with somebody who is more fit or motivated than you can do wonders for your own motivation. You’ll naturally want to keep up with your competitor which will encourage you to work harder during your sessions together.
3. GET SOCIAL
When you exercise socially, for example in a Studio, Team Training, or GROUP fitness class, you eliminate the “Have I finished yet?” thoughts because you are focused on the fun sociable side of working out. While exercising alone with nothing but your music and thoughts is a good way to relieve stress, it can also become repetitive and boring. Exercising with a group of people provides more fun and distractions, making the time fly by. Additionally, you will start to associate positive feelings from being with friends with exercise, which will make you feel more upbeat about your fitness in general.
4. TRY NEW WORKOUTS
If you are more of an introvert, then exercising with another person is a good way to encourage yourself to try new things. People often feel shy about using new equipment or experiencing new classes in the gym on their own, due to concerns with their skill level. With another person present, the sense of embarrassment disappears and if something does go wrong, you can always laugh it off together. Classes may seem daunting on your own at first, but once you get familiar with the regulars attending, it will feel like you are working out with a class full of friends, who you will look forward to seeing every week, encouraging you to go more often. Interested in trying a STUDIO Class for FREE, CLICK HERE? How about checking out GROUP classes available and the benefits associated, CLICK HERE.
5. COUPLES THAT SWEAT TOGETHER, STAY TOGETHER
Working out as a couple can help to strengthen the bond that you share. Supporting and encouraging each other’s fitness goals and working towards a shared achievement can bring you closer together emotionally. For couples who lack time in their busy schedules, exercising is the perfect opportunity to spend time together. Get sweaty, let your heart race, and fall in love all over again! Check out our Fit To Be In Love, A Couples Workout Plan.
6. WORKOUT FOR FREE
For a limited time, not only do you earn a FREE Month for every friend or family member you refer that joins, but you also get entered to win a FREE YEAR! So we’ve answered the question… What’s better than working out with friends? Working out with friends for FREE, of course.