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The Benefits of Training with a Friend

Date: May 05, 2017    By: Genesis Fitness

Not sure whether it’s better to brave the gym alone or rope in a workout buddy?

Some things are better in twos. Discover the benefits of training with a friend.

Varied workouts

Some days, your training routine is going to seem like a chore more than a heart-pumping workout. By partnering up, you are more likely to diversify your exercise routine - good news for your muscles! Training in twos also means you can enjoy a partner-based workout, giving each of you the chance to motivate each other and keep on track.


When it comes to working out, it’s all too easy to break plans with yourself – but if you’ve got a friend ready and waiting, suddenly your optional workout plans become more of a commitment. You’re much more likely to attend a workout or personal training session with a friend who you’ve made plans with than to motivate yourself to get moving on a lone run after a long day.

Increased motivation

A little healthy competition never hurt anyone, right? Training with a friend can often bring out the competitive side (or, at least the side who feels like they need to keep up). This increased motivation will help to keep you moving. After all, you can’t hold up your workout buddy.

You’re less likely to quit

Did you know you’re more likely to quit attending a fitness class if you attend on your own, rather than if you go with a friend? Simply having your workout buddy next to you makes all the difference! Share your success by partnering up with a friend and choosing a workout class that you’ll both enjoy.

This article was proudly provided by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, who support Genesis Fitness and help our members achieve their fitness goals. If you are interested in starting a career in Personal Training, click here for more information.

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