Having a Workout Buddy Might Be the Best Thing…Ever!

Feb 26, 2021

Exercise + Friends = A Powerful Combination

If you could only do two things to improve your health, we’d suggest exercising and spending quality time with friends. The former is self-explanatory, but the latter may be even more important than you’d think: Loneliness can be pretty harmful to your well-being and after the last year of being so detached from relationships, it’s a great time to start strengthening your relationships, while you strengthen your body.

Getting active and taking part in regular exercise boosts both our physical and mental well-being. Socializing with friends has also been known to improve our mental health and combat feelings of loneliness. Why not combine the two and find a workout partner who also wants to have a great time while you work to achieve your fitness goals?

So we say, combine the two: grab a workout buddy and sweat together. Besides killing two birds with one stone, you’ll be reaping a whole host of benefits. Here, are our top 7:

WHO DOESN’T LIKE A LITTLE COMPETITION AMONGST FRIENDS?

Finding your workout buddy is a great excuse to engage in a bit of healthy (and fun) competition. Neither of you will want to fall behind during your workout, so it can be that added boost that will motivate you to keep going and reach new heights.

YOU’LL HAVE MORE FUN… AND LAUGHS

While it’s obviously important to make sure you get a great workout, it’s also just as vital to have fun. Exercising by yourself can get a little lonely, so with a partner, you’ll be able to share both the good and the tough times with grin. Plus, combining training with having a bit of chat, catching up on some gossip, and having some motivating banter can make it even more enjoyable!

GET FRESH IDEAS TO SWITCH THINGS UP

Occasionally, we may shy away from trying out new GROUP, studio or team training classes we’ve always been interested in or checking out that area in the gym we’ve found intimidating and been nervous to approach. But with a workout partner on board, you’ll both be able to support one another, learn new things and step out of each other’s comfort zones.

ENJOY A SPOT WHEN YOU NEED IT

If you’re thinking of going the extra mile with your strength or weight training, a friend can help ‘spot’ you through those last couple of tough reps at the end of your set. Having someone else around when you’re lifting heavy weights also makes your workout a lot safer and keeps you both injury-free.

Workout buddies will also help each other to perfect their form by pointing out the times their partner needs to straighten their back more or bend their knees that little bit extra. Trust us, form does matter.

BUILD AND MAINTAIN BETTER STRUCTURE

Weight training with a partner is ideal. You can alternate your exercises so that your friend completes their set during your rest period and vice versa. This should eliminate any distractions in between sets like scrolling through your phone on social media, something many of us are guilty of (unless your getting a quick pic of you and your partner’s fitness session and sharing it on Instagram with the hashtag #MyFitnessProject).

GET & STAY COMMITTED

It can be incredibly easy to make excuses not to visit the gym. This is especially true if you’re going on your own. You are, however, much more likely to stay committed if you’ve got a workout buddy. This is because you may feel guilty about not turning up and letting them down. This could help you visit more regularly and working harder to achieve your purpose.

STAY MOTIVATED

Sometimes, all we need is a little bit of encouragement to help us push out that last rep, run that bit faster, go the extra mile, or hang in there for another minute, all for the kudos that your workout partner’s “well done”, high-five or pat on the back brings with it. Having a workout partner can help inspire you to keep going and get even better.

So, while some prefer a solo fitness regime, as it enables us to keep on track and stay focused, others truly enjoy the benefits of working out with a partner. This is because it helps you to stay motivated during a workout, boosts your overall performance, and helps you have more fun. Plus for a limited time, referring a new friend / workout buddy can earn you a FREE MONTH + a chance to win a trip for two to Mexico – And who doesn’t need to getaway soon.


SHARE A 7 DAY PASS With a Friend Now

You might also like

6+ Benefits of TEAM TRAINING

6+ Benefits of TEAM TRAINING

Take Your Fitness To The Next Level While Having Fun & Building Community Team Training at FITNESS PROJECT® is where GROUP fitness meets Personal Training to create a...

read more

Get great
content delivered
to your inbox.

Sign up today!

FOLLOW @FITNESSPROJECT.US

Share your fitness routine, goals and journey using #MyFitnessProject

Repost from #fitnessprojectkingwood members @barbells_n_tiaras & @mr_dmalcoates - Looking Great Guys!
…

About today…first of all we both said wear this color today because we look GOOD! 😆
Our morning started off kind of rocky but once we arrived @fitnessproject.us the day turned into a kick ass workout!
Then mini photoshoot at the end! 😋

#workout #friends #bodybuilding #crew #myfitnessproject #bombshellsportswear #photoshoot #gymlife #muscle #athlete #competitor #lifestyle #momblogger #fitness #fitnessblogger #blue #liftheavy #delts #biceps #flex #flexing #pose #bairaesthetics #funstuff
KICKSTART YOUR 2022 RESOLUTIONS EARLY!

HERE’S A FEW REASONS WHY, PLUS A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO GET STARTED!

With the end of 2021 fast approaching, you may have begun to consider your 2022 New Year’s resolutions. It’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll start fresh in a couple of months (and enjoy the Holidays first), but why not start now to get a head start? After all, there’s no time like the present! Here are a few reasons getting started early can be immensely beneficial + here are a few tips on how to do it!

Check them out & get moving, visit https://hubs.li/Q0105HFd0

BE YOUR BEST IN 2022!

Kickstart Your 2022 Resolutions Early! - Fitness Project https://hubs.li/Q0105HFd0

#FITNESSPROJECT #BeYourBest #workoutonpurpose #newyearresolutions #fitnessresolutions #fitnessprojectcares #htxfitness #changeiscoming #anewkindoffitness #commitmentcommunityculture #fitnessprojectmagnolia #fitnessprojectconroe #fitnessprojectkingwood #fitnessprojectwoodlands #fitnessprojecthumble
WooHoo! It's Hump Day! 

You're Halfway Through The Week...Keep Pushing Through! You Got This!

Get focused on being your best the rest of the week! Time to get fit, stay healthy, and continue to strive towards your goals!

OH...And Don't forget to share your workout journey on Instagram and tag "#MyFitnessProject" to be featured on the Project Wall in the club or reposted!

#FITNESSPROJECT #humpday #workoutonpurpose #fitnessprojectcares #htxfitness #changeiscoming #anewkindoffitness #commitmentcommunityculture #teamtraining #htxteamtraining #houstonteamtraining #myzone #fitnessprojecttraining #commitmentcommunityculture #fitnessprojectmagnolia #fitnessprojectconroe #fitnessprojectkingwood #fitnessprojectwoodlands #fitnessprojecthumble
Member Spotlight: This Month, FITNESS PROJECT: The Woodlands' Member, Paul Herman, celebrated 10 years of running a mile every day! 

After being sedentary due to relocation and a gentle nudge from his partner, Amy, Paul literally just started putting one foot in front of the other and hasn’t stopped! 

In addition to getting fit and focusing on his own health and fitness, he now works with CASA and directs their Halloween run along with numerous other foundations. 

Paul is the definition of service in the community and works with numerous non-profits including Be The Match, an organization that matches donors to people in need of bone marrow transplants. 

We love seeing our members excel in the gym and our community! 

#FITNESSPROJECT #FitnessApp #challengeyourself #workoutonpurpose #fitnessprojectcares #htxfitness #changeiscoming #anewkindoffitness #commitmentcommunityculture #teamtraining #htxteamtraining #houstonteamtraining #myzone #fitnessprojecttraining #commitmentcommunityculture #fitnessprojectmagnolia #fitnessprojectconroe #fitnessprojectkingwood #fitnessprojectwoodlands #fitnessprojecthumble #casa
Looking For a Workout To Really Build Up Those Activity Points For The Holiday Challenge...Plus, Get an Amazing Work Out In? 

Experience FP FIFTY! You Can Get Your 1st Class FREE!

Achieve your PURPOSE with the ultimate combination of cardio and strength training, this 50-minute is specifically designed to torch fat and build muscle. Guided by a certified coach, you’ll rotate between stations using treadmills, dumbbells, assault bikes, TRX bands, and more.

Ready to feel the burn? You can try it for FREE Today at Magnolia & The Woodlands, visit us at https://hubs.li/Q0100lVb0 and get results...faster.

#fitnessproject #myfitnessproject #groupfitness #fpfifty #fp50 #grouptraining #studiofitness #commitmentcommunityculture #fitnesscommunity #StudioFitness #GROUP #teamtraining #workoutonpurpose #fitnessprojectcares #htxfitness #changeiscoming #anewkindoffitness #fitnessprojectmagnolia #fitnessprojectwoodlands #fitnessprojecthumble

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This