1. The EDGE Life Blog
  2. Lifestyle

Happy National Best Friends Day! Check Out The Benefits of Working Out With A Friend

Posted by The Edge Fitness Clubs on March 28, 2022

Let's face it, you will not be motivated every single day to go to the gym.  This is why working out with a friend can make the experience so much better. Having a friend to work out with, holds you more accountable as you can't pull any of those excuses you may use when going solo.  This National Best Friends Day, let's look at some of the benefits of working out with a partner or a friend!

Working out with a friend, fitness buddy, or partner is the way to go for many reasons including:

1. You support each other. Having someone there to support you and give you positive reinforcement can go a long way! 

2. They hold you accountable. As we mentioned above, it's so easy to skip the gym when you don't feel motivated, but when you have already made plans to take a class with a friend you will be less likely to cancel and not go. 

3. It can instill healthy competition. You know you'll push yourself harder in front of someone else, which is one of the reasons group exercise classes are so great! 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.

4. It can break you out of your comfort zone and get you to try new things. A friend or workout buddy will often introduce you to different types of workouts or classes that you've never heard of, or never thought you would try! 

5. It's more fun! It's so much more fun and rewarding to get in a sweat session with your bestie by your side! 

Other benefits include more efficient workouts, happier relationships with your workout partner, & a higher likelihood of achieving your fitness goals.  So this National Best Friends Day, grab your best friend, partner, favorite workout buddy, and hit the gym! 

Check out these amazing partner workouts from our trainers in Hamden:

 

Partner Workout National Friends Day3

 

Partner Workout National Friends Day1
Partner Workout National Friends Day
Partner Workout National Friends Day2