Saturday, October 29, 2011

Benefits of a Workout Buddy

Having someone to work out with helps you burn more calories. Here's how:

They Make you Accountable
It's easy to skip a solo run, but having a fitness buddy will help you stick to your workout routine, which will lead to more workouts and more calories burned.

Longer Workouts
When you have someone to talk to, you aren't just staring at the clock, so time flies! This means you'll work out longer and therefore lose more calories.

New Workouts
A workout buddy will help you spice things up by showing you new exercises and routines, so you don't get stuck in a rut. Different routines keep your workout interesting, which will keep you motivated. Challenging different muscles also builds strength and endurance.

Friendly Competition
If they can do it, so can you! Competition is that little extra push that you'd get from a personal trainer, but this way it's free.

Fitness Goal Inspiration
Setting goals will increase your training and intensity, so sign up for a marathon together or set a time you'd like to be able to run a mile in.

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