We’ve all been there – we’ve all started a new fitness regime and roped in a mate to join us! Does it work? Is it beneficial? Or are you better off alone?
On the whole, in the fitness industry, we tend to advocate the benefits of training with a partner 🙂 UNLESS you are in a training partnership that when one person decides it’s time to slack off, the other follows suit! No Susan, Monday nights are for Fight Club NOT Mojitos! A quick list of Partner Training Pros though, should be enough to convince you to source a training buddy 🙂
- Accountability. Unlike Susan mentioned above, the majority of partner training relationships work off that fact that you’ll egg each other along to go to the gym or class. If you have committed a day and time to another person, you’re more likely to go
- Healthy Competition. It’s human nature to be competitive, and often the best results are obtained with a little extra push from those close to you. If you and your training partner are working towards the same goals in the same sessions, use it to drive yourself a little harder, faster, stronger, better
- Spotting and technique safety. Want to try and lift a heavy bench press and not squish your face? Always good to have someone on hand ot spot you. If you can build up enough confidence and rapport with your training partner, it’s great to observe each others technique and offer corrections where applicable
- Celebrate your achievements together! Work hard and play hard 🙂 It’s great having someone as motivated as you to achieve your goals, and it’s even better when you can celebrate together.
Plenty of Partner Training pros, you’ve just got to make sure that you pick the right person for the job. Someone that is consistent, motivating and supportive…. not Susan the monday mojito lover