It is National Best Friend’s Day! This is a day when we celebrate the special bond between you and your best friend – the person who listens to you without judging, supports you, who makes you laugh until your stomach hurts and with who you share everything. And on this day, we’re looking at why it’s great to share a workout session with friends.
In addition to spending even more time with your best friend, here are some excellent reasons to exercise with your friend.
- Boosted Motivation
When you have someone who is counting on you, you are much less likely to give up. If you decide to skip your session, you may think twice about letting your friend down. The best laid plans can sometimes come undone, but with your friend by your side, you are much more likely to make a date and stick to it!
- Have Fun
Working out alone can sometimes felt like a chore, but it’s always more pleasant to share the experience with a friend. With a friend, you may find you mix up your workouts, take part in partnered exercises and sometimes continue catching up to ensure that you never get bored. A good friend will be there to chat, laugh or help you with an exercise.
- Boosted Energy
When training with your friend, you not only feel more motivated, but you’ll get a boost of energy as a byproduct. As you train, a competitive spirit may develop between you, allowing you to push your limits further. We bet you’ll be able to smash those extra 5 push-ups, plank for an extra 30 seconds and run that extra 1 kilometre in an effort to beat your friend. Why not take it to the next level and take part in a member challenge together with the winner getting to buy the other a healthy dinner!
- Try New Exercises
If you haven’t yet tried a class because you felt intimidated or unsure, now’s the perfect time to attend to your first spin, yoga or HIIT class with the support of your friend. You’ll both benefit from trying something new and you’ll feel more confident having a ready made partner to practice circuit exercises with such as passing the medicine ball. You’ll have something extra to talk about and you’ll also have a sympathetic ear the next day if you’ve both pushed yourselves!
- Reach your fitness goals together
Sharing your fitness journey and reaching your goals together is a fantastic feeling. You have not only shared your experiences in life together, but now you have someone who understands the hard work you’ve put in and the challenges you’ve overcome to reach that goal weight or beat your personal best. Training together and sharing the results of your hard work will cement your friendship for years to come.
At Anytime Fitness, we’d love for you to share your experience with a friend, so we are giving everyone the opportunity to bring a buddy for free. All that’s left to do is put on your trainers, fill up your flask, call your friend and enjoy. Visit our website here to receive your free guest pass and make the most of this special day!