Research shows there are in fact benefits from working out together! These benefits include more efficient workouts, happier relationships with your workout partner, & a higher likelihood of achieving your fitness goals. The mere presence of someone else affects your ability to do an activity. Even if you already feel competent doing a particular exercise, bringing along a partner, friend, or family member is a sure way to boost your energy output. When your workout buddy cares about fitness and health—their own and yours —it becomes easier to achieve fitness goals. And let's face it, working out is simply more fun with someone by our side!In honor of LOVE month, we've pulled some inspiring stories from our Edge members. Keep reading to see how our Edge members workout together! #BetterTogether
"Back when quarantine started and gyms closed we formed a little workout group and met for outdoor workouts once a week. We didn’t really know each other but we were all connected through one person. Over the months we quickly became fast friends realizing we have so much in common. Now that the gyms have reopened (and it’s freezing cold out) we meet at The Edge once per week and do a circuit or take a class. We call ourselves the "sweat squad" and we love to keep each other motivated!!" - Amanda, Jackie, Christina and Bridget - Orange, CT
Husband and wife in Warrington, PA who train together!
"Natalie and I try to hit the gym every night after we get off work, we like to match so you can definitely see us easily while we workout at the Stratford, CT Edge. For our post workouts we end with a 'Dunkin run for some coffee or it wasn’t the perfect workout. "💜 -Catt
"My husband and I have been making our health a priority after a rough couple of years. We started working out together about 5 days per week once the gyms opened up in Michigan (between our trainers, Edge strong classes, and other gym workouts). We've been juggling our schedules with foster children, so right now we are taking turns hitting the gym - but still motivating each other & keeping the other person accountable with exercise + diet. We even both won 1st place in our respective categories during the Fall Edge Challenge (and are shooting for a repeat performance in the Winter Challenge)!" -Julianne and Jim, The Edge Rochester Hills