There is an old saying that goes something like “two heads are better than one,” meaning that two people are more likely to get something done or figured out as opposed to just one. There are many scenarios I can think of that having two people is beneficial:
- Moving a couch or other heavy furniture
- Washing the dishes
- Making a bed
- Playing a game/doing a puzzle
The list could go on and on forever, because for most people having someone else there to do things with makes it that much more enjoyable. It also makes tasks at hand so much simpler, and with hard tasks it can make them bearable.
When it comes to working out, for many people that in itself is a hard task. It’s easy to just workout once, but to build a healthy lifestyle it takes a lot of motivation, structure, and consistency to make working out a part of your everyday routine.
This can be hard to do on your own, especially if you have other life factors weighing you down and occupying a lot of your time. This would be another great example of “two heads being better than one,” another person could help you reach your goals despite your setbacks!
With this being said, there are a lot of benefits to working out with someone else.
So grab a friend, a loved one, a significant other, a co-worker, a classmate, or anyone else you can think of, and let’s see how it can help!
It Helps With Consistency
Whether you are just starting working out or have been working out for years, there is one thing that is essential: being consistent. We talked last week about starting habits and how the best way is to make sure you are staying on track and on schedule!
If you do something for 30 days it becomes a habit, but getting all the way to the end of the 30 days without giving up or letting other things get in the way is the hard part.
With another person, they can help keep you accountable and help you be consistent! If they are doing it every day and keeping up with their schedule, it inspires you to do the same. And having a person there to encourage you is so nice!
They Can Motivate You
Part of staying on track is staying motivated. This can come from the different reasons you want to work out or looking to the future, but for some people they tend to lose motivation more quickly.
This is where another person comes in. They can help to push you to reach your goals, be there to help in your unmotivated moments, and be a shoulder to lean on when the journey gets rough. And you can be there for them as well!
Working out can bond you and help give you the best accountability partner!
You Can Share Your Goals and Progress
Every person has their own reasons as to why they want to be healthy, and they also have their own goals they want to see happen as they embark on their journey. For some, they want to lose weight. For others, they want to improve their health. No matter the goal, you will always have in common with others that you have a goal you want to achieve.
With a workout partner, you can share your goals and you can help each other reach them. You know what drives them, and this can help you both point each other in the right direction.
You can also help each other track your progress and check off the small steps to reach the end goal.
It’s Just More Fun!
If not for any of the other reasons, it’s just more fun! With another person you can have some friendly competition, do workouts for two people, and have great conversations! Some gyms even have discounts for people who sign up together, so you can even save money! If you don’t go to the gym because you are nervous going alone, grab you workout buddy and have a great time!
Having someone there to laugh with and chat with is always a bonus!
Do you prefer to work out alone? Or do you prefer to have a partner? Let us know what you think in the comments below!