Who’s your Training Partner?
A lot of people workout alone, I’m not one of those people, I like to have my mates around because I perform my best and they keep me motivated – although sometimes it’s cool to hit the gym or head out for a run on your own to clear your mind. If you’re looking for a training partner ideally you want someone with similar goals or with a similar fitness level to yourself, but this isn’t always easy, so, I would encourage you to find someone who has a positive mindset, is motivated and wants to workout!
1. Having a training partner will help you achieve your health and fitness goals!
Having someone to keep you accountable for your training and you for theirs is the ultimate! You’re more likely to turn up and workout if it’s in the diary and even better if it’s with a good friend or someone you enjoy hanging out with. Your training partner should be someone you like and whom you wouldn’t want to disappoint.
2. It’s FUN!
You can have a great workout, without it being to serious – it’s okay to have fun when your training. In fact, the more fun your workouts are, the more you’re going to look forward to the next one and lets face it, if it’s fun, you’ll probably commit long term.
3. Training partners can watch your form!
On your own it’s hard to gauge if your form is spot on. It’s great to have someone there to help correct the obvious mistakes. I would always recommend that you invest in a personal trainer to ensure your basic movements are looking hot to trot!
4. Training partners are great for motivation and support.
Having someone in your corner makes a huge difference to how motivated you are. Having a good training partner, who motivates and supports you will boost your commitment to your fitness goals and your confidence that you can achieve them.
5. Training partners come with workout ideas!
Two heads are better than one. Having that other person there to throw workout ideas around with mixes up your training sessions and adds variety. Variety is a huge factor in long term commitment, if you do the same thing day in day out, it gets boring but if your workouts change regularly then it keeps the body progressing plus keeps the mind switched on.