Over the years, we’ve found that people who start their fitness journey with a friend or partner have a lot more success. Let’s face it, staying motivated to work out can be hard. But having a workout buddy to hold you accountable and motivate you can make all the difference.
I hear something like this all the time when someone shows up for a training session not feeling 100% energized. Maybe they had a bad day, didn’t sleep well the night before, or just had a bad encounter at work that’s weighing on them. “If I didn’t have an appointment to work out today,” they’ll say, “I definitely would’ve skipped it.”
And invariably, by the time the workout is over, guess what they say? “I’m so glad I showed up today.” (This is our #1 policy – Just Show Up!)
Listen, sometimes we have our own reasons and motivations to show up. And sometimes, those are enough. Oftentimes, they’re not. What’s going to happen on those days? What if you’re not letting yourself down, but also someone else?
Someone, you care about?
Or maybe you have a coach who cares about you, who has planned out the perfect workout and is looking forward to seeing you smile. If not on the way into the gym, for sure on the way out.
Accountability is so important. And whether you’re well into your fitness journey or just getting started, working out with someone you enjoy spending time with and care about can make all the difference.