I can’t exercise alone, I’m not designed that way. I require a level of social interaction and friendly competition while working on my fitness goals. That’s why I LOVE taking classes. In class I have a tribe, a group of people who are there with me in the trenches. I always bring a friend when I am exercising at the gym. My workout partner helps me stay focused and motivated and if I’m being 100% honest, it can also distract me from the monotony of weight training!
I book almost all my personal training clients in pairs now. My clients appreciate the built-in workout partner I provide them with because it gives them extra incentive to show up to their sessions; they don’t want to let down their gym buddy.
I encourage everyone to get a FFF – a Fitness Friend Forever. If getting to the gym is a challenge, this is a great way to give yourself the extra push you need to show up. Anyone who has a workout partner will tell you that your time together is more than just fitness, it’s therapy! So, not only are you working on strengthening your body … you’re “working out” life’s challenges too!