Gym Buddy…

In my experience, there is nothing worse than to work out with someone who isn’t ready for it.  I am talking about the people who want to workout with you, but when you get to the gym they don’t want to sweat.  They want to put forth little effort and little time.  In situations such as these, we find ourselves trying to accommodate them and cheat ourselves out of our workout.  This is why it is essential to choose your gym partner wisely.

Choosing a gym partner may be as challenging as choosing the right workout routine and nutrition plan.  I find it essential to workout with someone who is just as focused and passionate as I am or will encourage me to push myself.  Having a workout partner can be an amazing experience in the gym.  It can change your workout from feeling like a dreaded chore or routine, to having fun challenging yourself with a friend.

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When seeking a friend to partner with at the gym, consider the following:

  1. Find someone who has clear realistic fitness goals.

  2. Consider someone who is able to push you and not allow you to cheat yourself

  3. Someone who will bring as much to the table as you will

  4. A gym partner who is willing to try new fitness trends

  5. A buddy who will hold you accountable for your success.

In working together, you can achieve great success!  It is important to be clear of each other’s expectations prior to working out together.  For example, how many times a week you are to meet, how long each workout is.  You can also alternate who creates each workout and share meal plans and motivate each other to stay on track.

In working together, you can achieve great success!  It is important to be clear of each other’s expectations prior to working out together.  For example, how many times a week you are to meet, how long each workout is.  You can also alternate who creates each workout and share meal plans and motivate each other to stay on track.

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Choosing the wrong partner can have adverse effects that will set you further away from your goals.  The wrong partner will support your wanting to cut your workout short.  They be happy with minimal effort and will help you create excuses for not achieving results.  Having a bad gym partner is the equivalent of going on a road trip with someone without any sense of direction…you will never get anywhere!  So choose wisely!

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