Updated: Aug 30, 2019
Before you make your fitness journey a team sport, consider these pros and cons of having a workout partner.
When people struggle with being self motivated, they sometimes think a workout partner will help them reach their fitness goals. I agree…and disagree!
A workout partner can be beneficial, but only if you both are on the same page. Let me explain. If both are serious, encouraging and really ready to make a life change., then a workout partner can be a great boost to getting to your fitness goal.
What makes a workout partnership work?
“You just have to ask yourself this question when choosing a workout partner: Am I going to the gym to socialize, or am I going to the gym to make a life change?”
In the same way, a workout partner can hurt you if they’re inconsistent, negative and competitive. In situations like these, instead of celebrating your results, they are silently hating your results! Not good!
Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. You just have to ask yourself this question when choosing a workout partner: Am I going to the gym to socialize, or am I going to the gym to make a life change?
Make sure you choose wisely, and if you need some support, join a group fitness class with good energy and fun people that are serious about their health. People that take group fitness classes usually go 3-4 times a week.