Is two better than one when it comes to exercise? Most of the time it is more useful to have an exercise partner to accompany you to the gym than to train alone. Although some people are great self-motivators, most of us struggle to make it to the gym simply because we find an excuse to put it off. Here are some reasons why finding a gym buddy will benefit your routine.
- Push Yourself
If you are thinking of joining a gym for exercise and fitness in Pattanakarn (called ฟิตเนส พัฒนาการ in Thai), you may want to consider doing so with a friend or family member. Having a gym buddy has many benefits and one of them is healthy competition. When you train with a partner, you are more motivated to succeed and be the best version of yourself. When you train by yourself, you can sometimes get lazy and give up prematurely.
You are far less likely to skip a gym session if you are being held accountable. You cannot just cancel and let your gym buddy go through the training session alone. We often feel guilty, and this motivates us to go to the gym even when we don’t feel like it. When you train alone, it is a lot easier to skip sessions when nobody is watching or paying attention.
- More Fun
In between sets and exercises, many of us get bored and have nobody to talk to when we take a break. Having a gym buddy makes training a lot more fun as we have a partner there who can make training more enjoyable. You can also learn more about training and exercise if your gym buddy has more experience or has a background in exercise science.
Many people forget that having a gym buddy makes training safer. When you lift heavy weights, it is safer to have a spotter to help you through the lift without incident. Although you can ask another gym user to help, sometimes there aren’t any suitable candidates in your vicinity. Sometimes you are the only person training in the gym at that time.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to train with a gym buddy. If you are just starting, it is better to join a fitness centre with a partner. When you train with a friend or family member you are more motivated to attend and reach your goals.