Updated: Oct 11
Watch your gains get high with a little help from your friends.
Motivation is not reliable, but your partner might be!
Choosing to work with a partner means additional accountability, creativity, energy and fun. Just be sure to choose your partner wisely.
Are they someone who has similar goals and interests as you? Can you count on them to meet with you when they say they will?
The most important thing is that you are doing something you both enjoy, or your workouts will become unsustainable.
If you and your workout buddy don't love the same kind of lifts, it can still be helpful to work out independently, but to meet at the gym the same time each week.
Just knowing that other person is getting out of bed to help keep you accountable can be the reason you get your lifts in, instead of hitting the snooze button five more times.
If I have a workout buddy, do I still need a coach?
As long as you are able to maintain good form and stay focused, a coach may not be necessary, but if you want someone to make sure you don't spend half of your hour deciding what to do and/or chatting instead of moving, a coach can come up with your plan and keep things moving forward.
They'll also be able to identify your blind spots and correct your form when necessary.