Written by Leanna Tamberino, Membership Consultant, O2 Fitness Falconbridge
Did you know that statistics have shown that members who work out with a partner have a higher probability of reaching their fitness goals and staying on a fitness routine?
This is because people who work out together will set a definite time to meet at the gym, or take a GroupX class where they feel like they are held accountable. Working out with a partner helps you stay committed to your goals and will help you achieve them. Find a partner, choose a dedicated workout time, and make your goals happen!
Benefits of a Workout Buddy:
- Commitment/ Accountability -- On those days you really don’t want to work out, they will help get you to the gym, because no one wants to deal with their partner harassing them for not showing up
- Fun and Healthy Competition -- A little competition never hurt anyone – it will push you to do as well or better than your partner!
- Helps make the gym or classes less intimidating -- Find a class that you have been intimidated to take in the past, and rock it out with your friend. It won’t be scary if you have someone laughing alongside you
- It gives you company -- Let’s face it no one really wants to ride an hour on the recumbent bike alone!
The best way to achieve your goals is to do it with someone who supports you and has similar aspirations!
On a side note - How many of us go out and buy the “workout look”? Almost all of us! We’ll go out, buy the workout shirt, gym bag, yoga pants, and the newest sneakers out there (I’ll admit I do it too, I am an owner of some Vibram 5 finger sneakers!) then get to the gym and have the best workout we’ve had in a while because we are confident and feeling good about ourselves!
For the rest of the month of April, O2 Fitness is offering you a way to get “The O2 Look” (gym bag, change starts here shirt, and water bottle) simply for referring your friends into the club! So look good and have a friend to work out with – its so simple!