Things You Need To Know Before Grabbing a Workout Buddy
Posted Feb 17 2010 2:00am
Working out alone can be tough task. you may find that working with an exercise buddy or in groups may spice up your workouts and help you succeed with your weight loss at a much faster rate.
Although this is a great way to achieve your goals, there are some things to keep in mind when working out with a partner or group.
If you make an effort to push and motivate one another, then seeing results will come faster than you think. Being able to be there for one another is important because if one person from the group lacks a certain skill or isn’t as conditioned as other participants, then that person will need your help to continue on.
This motivation could be verbal or physical, such as calling them after they haven’t shown up for a workout session, or where you help each other get through difficult exercises.
Either way, everyone will be surrounded by a positive support group, which will ensure that you and your girlfriends continue to stay committed.
Sometimes weight loss success does come with a catch…unfortunately. Especially in a group setting, if for instance one person is seeing more results than another, then this might cause a jealous feud to begin.
Frustration will kick in because one individual might think she’s putting in the same time and effort with no, or little results. This is why picking and choosing whom you work with is very important. If the group understands that everyone’s body is different and will respond differently to different exercises, then it shouldn’t be a problem.
Take your time and choose your exercise companions with care. The last thing you want to do is have a super negative person join you and suck your energy, enthusiasm and health straight down the drain.
It’s also a good idea to workout with women who share similar goals, this way you can all be on the same page and progress at the same rate. There are a lot women pairing up and even forming workout groups to get through their workouts. It’s a great motivational tool to keep you on track and achieve your goals at a much faster rate than if you did it alone.
So if you’re stuck in a rut with your workouts grab a friend to help you skyrocket your fitness to the next level.