Workout buddy, accountability partner, gym buddy, workout buddy, training partner, sweat sister – no matter what you call the person who keeps you honest at the gym, regular training with someone else helps keep you motivated and on track Correct to achieve the fitness goals you set for yourself. There is also a good chance that you will be more successful in reaching your goals than “lone wolves” working alone.
Working with someone else can improve the quality of your workouts because you’ll often work harder during sets and practice more because someone expects you to come in (which makes it less likely that you’ll skip a workout). Workout buds can also encourage you to try new exercises or types of workouts and build and promote healthy habits in and out of the gym, such as making better nutrition choices or getting enough sleep. You will feel more motivated to make a positive change because someone expects you to appear to them the same way they appear to you.
While there is nothing wrong with working alone, the influence of a dependable training partner can be life-changing. Those who are disciplined enough to hit the gym consistently have an easier time with lifestyle choices outside of the gym and, at some point, may even have an exercise partner. It can sometimes be difficult to reach exercise partners – schedules, location, and goals are all things to consider when setting times to work with someone you know who will hold you accountable. To find a workout partner, talk to friends, neighbors, other VASA STUDIO members, or people from the gym. Having an accountability partner allows you to spend quality time with your accountability partner as well as get a great workout and can help you set up the equipment and monitor your technique.
The ultimate training partner that will keep you on track is a personal trainer! Personal training is all about accountability. The coach’s primary focus is on helping you achieve the goals you set together and making sure you have all the tools you need to reach them. Setting appointments each week ensures that you go to the gym and do the right types of workouts. The trainer will also recommend exercises to do in between sessions and provide guidance on water and food choices.
Whether you choose to hire a professional accountability partner like a personal trainer or you want to start working with your best friend, having someone by your side makes your fitness journey more enjoyable and effective.