I’ve been part of the fitness industry for over 20 years now, training as an elite gymnast and coaching children in gymnastics as well as helping their parents on their fitness journey. One thing I’ve noticed is that people always benefit from having someone workout with them.
I know that finding the motivation to work out on your own can be extremely hard, which is why having someone by your side reaps many benefits! I’m always there to work out with you in every single FHIT video but I know that having that extra bit of encouragement from a friend or workout partner can be a big help.
I want to share with you a couple of reasons why a workout partner is beneficial to you and what qualities you might want to look out for.
First and foremost, having a workout partner will keep you accountable. You’ll both be responsible for turning on a FHIT workout each day and keeping each other on track. A workout partner will also keep you motivated and encourage you through the toughest exercises.
When you have a friend who is on the same fitness journey as you, you can feel more comfortable in trying to reach your goals. For example, if you go out for dinner it can be very easy to give in to temptation when your friends are encouraging you to break your diet. Whereas, a workout partner understands your fitness journey and shares your goals so you’ll likely both feel more comfortable and find it easier to stay on track.
The most important benefit of having a workout partner is having fun. Not only are you sharing your fitness journey together, it’s a great way for you to socialise away from the family.
Now that you know the benefits, it’s time to figure out who your workout partner will be. Here are some tips to get you thinking.
Find someone who motivates you and supports you in other aspects of life, whether it’s your hubby or your childhood friend who has been through everything with you. Having this type of support already will help you feel comfortable when you work out together.
One of my biggest tips is to find someone who you share a common lifestyle with. For example, if you’re a busy mumma, find another mum who knows what it’s like to not have a lot of time to yourself. The great thing about FHIT is that you can log in anytime, anywhere so you don’t even need to do the workout at the same time to keep each other on track.
The most important quality in a workout partner is someone who has a good attitude towards exercising. While I’ll be there onscreen to encourage you, it’s important that both of you bring your own positivity so everyone has fun.
FHIT is accessible from anywhere, as long as you have a desktop or mobile phone to access the dashboard. So, if you know someone who fits the criteria but lives in a different state, FHIT is a great and easy way for you to come together as workout partners.
Sign up to FHIT, keep each other accountable and share your journey together.