Exercise With Friends

 

It?s a proven fact that exercising with friends makes you more likely to exercise regularly.

Exercising with friends is a great way to make working out more fun. It also gives you a chance to hang out with friends even if you have a busy schedule.  

Accountability

Your friends aren?t going to let you skate by with a halfhearted workout. They also will definitely notice if you don?t show up.

When your best friend is at your door for a run and you are still in bed she?s not going to let you off the hook. She will get you out there running.  

If you workout with friends they will keep you accountable for exercising and that is a powerful tool to have when it comes to developing a good workout routine.

Fun workouts

Working out with friends is a great motivator to find new and fun ways to exercise.

You can try classes together, join a sports team together, or just rediscover things that you used to like to do together.  

A bike ride with friends is a simple but satisfying workout that will make you feel like a kid again.

Each month let one of the people in your group pick a new activity for you all to try. You might discover that you are really good at rock climbing, or that your friend has a hidden talent for marathon running.  

Group workouts

Group workouts can also make it cheaper to find new and interesting workouts. If everyone splits the cost of a new activity or chips in to pay an instructor then everyone can afford to try new things. 

Here are a few fun group workouts you can try:

  • Zumba
  • Crossfit
  • Yoga
  • Pilate
  • Spinning
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Horseback Riding