Benefits Of Having A Workout Buddy

Amelia Phillips

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel crossfit together. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher go on hikes. Jennifer Lopez likes to practice her jazz routines with her real life Casper.

All the paparazzi shots of celebrity couples sweating it out together aren’t just a publicity stunt.

Research has shown that having a workout buddy is the smartest fitness choice one can make. So why just stop at taking your housemate for that run? I say, take your other half to be your partner-in-crime.

It won’t just force you out of bed (the one push we all need) but will challenge you both, help make exercise more fun and make you more accountable. This is a great routine to adopt for brides-to-be. Imagine all the wedding details you’d be able to discuss while jogging? Joy! 

In the video below with Mornings9, I talk in detail about ways you can jazz exercise up with your partner, either outdoors or at the gym, and the benefits of having a workout buddy.

Also, host Sonia Kruger accidentally blurts out something hilarious around the 4:20 mark and trust me, you don’t want to miss that.

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10 responses to “Benefits Of Having A Workout Buddy”

  1. Having a workout buddy is beneficial especially if your the lazy type one. Since your workout buddy can urge you to go an extra mile and challenge yourself to aim more and higher. In a sense having a workout buddy is great so you can have someone to compete to in terms of progress.

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  3. Good advise, my gal is always asking me to join her but that just means “commitment” and I prefer to be on my own schedule.

  4. I’ve tried working out on my own. I do it for a while and then I get bored and give it up. Since working out with friends and getting involved with team sports I found losing weight and staying healthy is lots more fun because it no longer feels like hard work.

  5. Jim Abston says:

    I agree with you! In my case, my brother is my workout buddy but he’s the one who is lazy. I want to help him so I keep on pushing him to work harder so that he will achieve his goal. That’s because I care for his well being. 🙂

  6. Morey says:

    I agree. I feel if’s very important to have a workout buddy. It is always easier to be motivated when there is someone else who is depending on you. You do it not only for yourself but for your buddy also. Plus any routine is easier when you have someone to talk to.

  7. Yes it is often good to share the exercise with a friend but sometimes this will not be possible. Many people exercise in their own home using fitness equipment.

  8. Sue Gresky says:

    I find having a workout buddy or taking part in team sports is far more motivating than doing it on your own.

  9. Judy says:

    Having a workout buddy is cool. There will always be that someone who will motivate you, and remind you to perform your workout. You will both serve as a helping buddy.

  10. Hil says:

    I agree though what happens if your significant other half is not at the same fitness level as yourself? This the situation I find myself in. though when I do persuade her to join in some fitness activity…(usually cycling)…. I find I have to tone down the pace a bit. Still it is worth it cause it is much more fun rather than going it alone.

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