Are you one of those people that just hates working out alone? If you are avoiding the gym because you’re craving a little social interaction instead, why not bring a friend? The gym is one of the last places where hanging out with your click is totally cool, and no one will judge you for it. If you just can’t get the motivation to go it alone at the gym, bringing a buddy or two along with you is the best way to beat the gym mat blues. No one wants to feel like a loner at the gym but there are a ton of other reasons why bringing a friend to workout with you is an excellent idea.
Top 5 Benefits of Having a Workout Buddy
1. There’s Safety in Numbers
If you’ve ever skipped a yoga class because you were afraid that other people in the room would make fun of your severe lack of coordination, you’re not alone. But with the help of a few pals, yoga can quickly turn into a weekly favorite. Around your friends, you’re more likely to laugh at yourself (and them too) when you attempt a headstand in class, so it’s easy to stop worrying about what everyone else is thinking.
2. You’ll Actually Make It to the Gym
While working out in your living room while blasting Britney Spears will still produce results, getting to the gym is something that can be good for your soul. Being around other people who are working towards similar goals (and looking fabulous while doing so) can be very motivating. So when you make plans with a friend to hit the gym together, you’re much more likely to venture out of the house and get in a great workout.
3. You’ll Push Each Other
Sometimes being pushed to your limits by a trainer is hard and that can keep you from getting the most out of your time at the gym. Luckily, when you work out with someone you love and trust, it’s much easier to push each other harder. Plus, no one can call you out for being lazy quite like a friend and they’re probably used to your ugly cry face by now as well!
4. You Can Try New Things Together
Have you been debating on whether or not to sign up for spin class but keep on chickening out? Stop being afraid and drag your friends along with you! With a pal by your side, you’re much more likely to try something new at the gym. And who knows, you may just find a new exercise that gives you that extra confidence boost you’ve been looking for.
5. No Excuses
If you’ve been lacking motivation lately or have fallen off the fitness wagon, working out with a friend is a great way to get back on track. Your closest friends can always see through your lousy excuses! Plus, you guys can hold each other accountable and make working out fun again by hitting the gym as a team.