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Using a Workout Buddy to Help You Reach Your Goals

By Melissa Abromovich, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-River Glen

Have you ever considered a workout partner? What about using your exercise as a way to bond with your partner, best buddy, or one of your kids?

As a trainer, it’s my job to motivate my clients to exercise, but I know (and you do too) that if you don’t work out in between our sessions, it’s not going to work nearly as well. In order to increase your fitness level, consistency is KEY to your success. So as I sit here and contemplate how to motivate you all to work to your best potential, it occurred to me that a partner workout might be an option.

Maybe you start with a program designed by a trainer (like me), and then you work out together to achieve your fitness goals together. I have worked with mothers and daughters, sons and dads, best friends, and spouses, and I think it’s great to have that extra motivation and camaraderie to keep you going! When one person doesn’t feel like working out, the other can help to motivate and encourage.

Couples Workout

Small group training can help to fit that bill, as well. I’ve had this happen several times over the past 10 years—the group gets close, friendships develop, and it’s so good to come in to a club where you not only know the other members, but also work out with them on a regular basis. In between team workouts, you can then meet a couple of your friends for those extra workouts!

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This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.

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6 thoughts on “Using a Workout Buddy to Help You Reach Your Goals”

  1. Or there are people like myself (and I am a trainer too) that just can't work out with a "buddy" – doing so throws me off and breaks my concentration. Only way I could work out with a buddy is if they kept their mouth shut! Lol! 🙂

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