Fewer skipped workouts Scheduling a gym session with a friend helps hold you accountable for getting your workout in. Meeting someone at the gym not only motivates you to show up, but to work hard as well.
Push yourself further
Exercising with another person pushes you to do your workout and do it to the best of your ability. Another bonus – if you work out with a friend who is stronger or faster than you, you’ll be more likely to test your own limits.
Encourage each other
We so often get in the way of our own success. “Head trash” or “stinkin’ thinkin'” can make us feel that we are not good enough or progressing enough. Leading us to self sabotage. Having a friend that is part of the journey with you can provide the encouragement you need to stay on track.
Work out longer
Time flies when you’re having fun or at least when you are distracted! Having someone to chat with between sets let’s you focus on something other than just your workout making the time go by faster.
There’s nothing worse than undoing all your hard work at the gym with unhealthy foods. A friend who’s worked up a sweat with you is likely to want to join you for a healthy post-exercise meal or snack.