Even if you decided not to workout with a Personal Trainer don't make the mistake of going it alone. Sometimes, it’s just too tough to stay consistent by yourself. But a fitness buddy won’t let you quit. Besides providing extra motivation, your partner will spot you while you squeeze out those all-important extra reps. Working out with a fitness partner keeps you accountable, gives you inspiration, and provides you with the security that you're not alone on the road to a healthy lifestyle and your results. If you’re tempted to skip a workout, the guilt of leaving your partner in a lurch should keep you on track, big time. If you've ever worked out with a fitness partner you don't need scientific studies to tell you that it's one of the most powerful motivators to help you stick to a fitness or weight loss program. Working out with a fitness partner keeps you accountable, gives you inspiration, and provides you with the security that you're not alone on the road to a healthy lifestyle.
Finding any old fitness buddy isn't hard, but finding the right one may be a little tougher. At the top of your priority list should be someone who has fitness goals similar to yours. It also helps if your buddy's schedule already works with yours, so you don't start off with a built-in excuse to break your consistency. A motivating buddy supports and challenges. So make sure the person you're considering is just as committed and eager as you are. Look for someone who will be upbeat--even if you get discouraged--and can hold you accountable without passing judgment. You want a stress reliever, not a stress producer. Nothing kills consistency like negative energy. Most of all, just ask around. Your buddy could be hiding in a most unexpected place. It could be your dentist, your cousin, and your mechanic's hairdresser. Who knows? And since PRO Fitness is committed to helping everyone in our community experience a healthier way of life don’t be don't be afraid to ask someone to "buddy up."