If you’re looking to increase the level, speed or intensity of your workout, try adding a friend. Talk to your girlfriends or someone you may know form your local gym and make a plan to workout together. Working out in pairs will push you to try harder, go faster and maybe even add some healthy competition! According to a study done at Michigan State University, women who worked out with an exercise partner who was more experienced, tended to last twice as long as opposed to working out alone. Meaning, if you are running 2 miles on your own and you add a running partner who is more advanced than you, you will be averaging 4 miles each workout. Working out together is also a great time to catch up or become better friends with someone. Making a plan to train for something, like a 5k, 10k or even a marathon can be a wonderful bonding experience as well as an amazing way to get into the best shape of your life!