Why do workouts with other people?
Most of us work out in a gym on our own. There is nothing wrong with that, but have you ever asked yourself how can you benefit from exercising alongside someone else? First and foremost, it is essential that you are working out with the right people: those, who share the same passion for gym workouts, or any other sports, as you. In this article you will find some of the reasons why to try couple or group workout.
1. Support before, during and after workout
We all know there are days when you don’t feel like doing anything. If you work out alone there is a big chance that on the day like this you will skip your workout because there’s no one who would support you. On the contrary, if you have a workout partner, you support each other and do everything together. In such a case, the last thing you wish for is to disappoint your partner. During a couple workout you can shout and push your partner to better results and after the workout you’re able to make common decisions, you can agree on what you will eat, support each other in diet and schedule next workouts together.
2. On the same diet
With your workout partner you share enthusiasm and interest for trying new types of diets or methods of healthy lifestyle. You watch over each other, you keep an eye on what the other eats, how often and together you can look up some new meals you would add to your diet. During cheat days it is more fun having someone who you would compete in eating with, teasing each other who’s able to eat more and the fact that you don’t have to eat all this food alone is all the more enjoyable.
3. You become friendlier and more open to compromises
Sooner or later you become dependent on your partner which makes you more open to new thoughts, suggestions and helps you to socialize more. It will help you find more workout partners or friends with whom you might even end up spending time outside of the gym. Having friends at the gym will also help you with your self-consciousness about sweating (if you happen to be uneasy about it). Is ceases to be a problem because you realize everyone sweats. In the end all shame and embarrassment goes away because you got used to seeing each other at your worst.
4. More people, more possibilities in sport
For some exercises it is better when there are two or more of you. For example push ups, pull ups, squats or abs exercises are lot more fun when you exercise together with your partner/s. Here’s a little workout tip: you can hold on to your partner with both or just one hand and do squats together, during pull ups you hang on to your partner, or jump over your partner and do some exercise. More people, more fun so just be creative – there are hundreds of workout possibilities in a group.
5. Create bonds with others
A bond that you build with your gym partner will be as strong as with your family. He or she will understand you, surprise or motivate you and help to get the best of you. It is great to have someone with whom you can share your problems, happy moments and changes and progresses in your sport life.
There are many other reasons why to try couple/group workout, these were only a few examples in what ways you can benefit from working out with other people.
Here’s a preview of some tips for a couple workout: