10 Super Cool Benefits Of Having A Fitness Partner

By Collins Nwokolo Saturday, 15 October 2016
Achieving optimum fitness have been difficult for many people, and keeping fitness goals has continued to elude many. However, there is a trick that could help you get the best out of your workout, strictly keep to your fitness goals and achieve them. That trick is having a fitness partner.

You see having a workout buddy could be what you have been lacking, and could turn out to make the difference in your fitness goals. How does having a fitness partner help you achieve goals? and What are the benefits of having a fitness partner? Who should be your fitness partner? Let's  find out.




Benefits of having a fitness partner

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1. You stay motivated to workout - If you are lacking motivation in achieving your fitness goals, then workout with a fitness partner. Because you get to stay motivated, especially when you see your friend working harder or if you both have common fitness goals.



2. You have a healthy competition -
If both you and your fitness buddy have similar fitness goals, body types or intend to lose weight, then that could serve as a friendly competition for you. With that kind of healthy competition with each other, your workouts will be meaningful.

You could equally get motivated if you have a fitness partner that is much more fitter or in better shape than you. You feel the need to get better and ahead and that might provide the extra push you need.



3. You get to socialise as well - Working out is a great time to socialize and have fun. Having a fitness buddy with you, helps you socialize as well as workout. There are times when you and your partner are a part of a team workout session where you do not just get to work out and have fun but also socialise with people. You are likely to watch time fly and finally end up being happy about interacting with people as well as losing a considerate amount of calories.



4. You get to try new tricks - Working out with a fitness partner could get you to try new tricks. For example, if your fitness instructor tries to get you to try a new fitness regimen, you are not familiar with. You might well be reluctant to try it out. But when you see your partner making a move, you'll love to give it a try and get rid of your fears. This is only possible with a fitness partner.



5. The friendship bond grows stronger - 
One of the benefits of working out with someone close to you is that you get to strengthen the bond with you both. Spouses who workout together are going to appreciate each other more, because they get to achieve their goals together.


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6.  Your workout becomes fun -
Nobody wants their workout to be boring, and always serious. Exercising with your friend would make your workouts fun, enjoyable, and something that you would want to look forward to all the time.



7. Your workouts are much safer - Exercising along with someone makes your workout much more safer. For example, when jogging in the early hours of the morning or at night you are much safer with someone.



8. You become more committed -
Having a fitness buddy makes you much more committed to achieving your goals. You are less likely to skip gym sessions and procrastinate on exercising.



9. You get support - In almost very thing we do, we need a measure of support. A fitness buddy supports you when you feel that you not getting results.



10. You get to workout for longer periods -
When you are working out with a friend, you are most likely to lose track of time and exceed the time limit you both set. Thus get to exercise for a longer period and hence get fitter.

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Who should be your fitness partner?
They are certain traits, qualities and characteristics to look out for in a fitness partner, some of them are below:
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Someone who you are close to (a friend)
√ Your Spouse
√ A disciplined person
√ An optimistic person
√ A hard worker
√ Someone with similar fitness goals as you and
√ Someone that motivates you.



Who should not be your fitness partner?
× Someone that is overly critical
× A pessimist
× A lazy person
× A boring person and
× A procrastinator.


Conclusively, you should carefully consider this benefits that you could derive from having a fitness buddy and take action now. You should choose one, DEFEAT or BE FIT.


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Nwokolo Collins

Hi, My name is Nwokolo Collins, I am a passionate health enthusiast, I write amazing health articles with sufficient humour.

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