Why You Should Have a Fitness Buddy
Getting physically fit is a very daunting task that takes time, patience, money, and endurance. Often, many women feel as if they are all alone in their journey and do not have someone to talk to or someone who understands their plight.
When this happens, they tend to want to give up and go back to their easier but unhealthy lifestyles. Having a workout, diet, and fitness buddy is such an important part of a successful lifestyle change.
Why Do You Need A Fitness Buddy?
First and foremost, people tend to stay more motivated when they have someone else there to encourage them along the way.
A buddy can help stay on your case when you start to “slack off” and they can also help you compare successes. They can really help you to maintain your accountability.
In addition, a fitness buddy offers up some friendly competition, which also stimulates and maintains motivation.
Sometimes people simply need a friendly reminder that they need to do things, and a fitness buddy is perfect for this.
They can help to remind you it’s time for your workout, or that you need to go grocery shopping for some fresh produce.
No matter what the reason, they make a great resource for helping to keep you in check, and sure that you’re holding up your end of the bargain.
When Can A Buddy Help You Out?
If you enjoy walking around your neighborhood as a form of exercise, a walking buddy is extremely important for safety reasons, and so you will have someone to chat with along the way.
Walking with a partner makes the entire trip seem much easier and it helps it to go by faster.
This concept also applies to working out at the gym. Your fitness buddy can be your spotter and can encourage and motivate you to lift just five more pounds this week.They can also be good for carpooling so you both save a bit of money on gas and on transportation.
When you feel a bit discouraged, you can turn to your buddy for advice or help. They can be a great support system in times of need or when you’re just feeling down.
It’s also nice to have someone who is going through the same thing you are, and whom you can share a goal with. There are countless reasons why having someone to share your fitness journey is a good idea for you, but for them as well.
10 thoughts on “Why You Should Have a Fitness Buddy”
it is important to make sure though that you have the right fitness buddy. I once used to have to spend an hour dragging mine out of his flat before each gym session. That was over 10 years ago though, he now helps to keep me motivated!
Having a workout buddy makes exercise sessions feel less serious and more fun. Having someone to talk to and share ideas with in between sets can make trips to the gym kinda like a social event where a person can also relieve stress through conversation.
A fitness buddy is perfect for those who need help with motivation, and they are also great if you are lifting heavy s and need someone to spot you.
I think that having a fitness buddy is essential, especially if you are someone that is new to the fitness world. Starting a fitness program and sticking with it is the hard part at the beginning, you need to stay motivated and on track. When you have a fitness buddy exercise is more fun and it’s nice to have someone to encourage you. The most difficult part of exercise is the start, we find excuses as to why we cant go to the gym, a fitness buddy helps stop that and keeps you on track. In time you start to see the results, and that truly becomes your inner motivator for the rest of your life, regarding health and fitness.
Yes it would help I guess to inspire and motivate me when my energy drops.
i totally agree having a buddy helps you to be motivated and achieve your goals together. its far to easy to give up when your on your own
Great idea to have someone to push foward with
You are absolutely right, you’ll be more motivated if doing something in “pair”. Buddy will help to remind us and vice versa.
I absolutely agree! It’s great for accountability, and just plain companionship. I don’t like to be dependent on having a buddy, but it’s great when I do.
This is definitely true! I find that I feel more motivated and less insecure working out with others than by myself. That’s why I don’t go to gyms anymore unless I have a friend or family member with me.