Here at Spotmegirl we know how difficult it can be when sticking to a healthy lifestyle.
Working out, dieting, and keeping track of your day-to-day responsibilities can seem to weigh heavy from time to time.
That’s why it might be useful to think about getting paired up with a training partner or group near you.
You’d be surprised of the benefits you’ll receive from a little extra support when it comes to working out with others.
Check out below the many benefits of group workouts.
#1 Helps you push through hard workouts
When you’re struggling on the floor to make that last pushup in the final round of what seemed to be an infinite circuit, seeing your workout partner next to you going through the same can help you get the job done.
Or perhaps you train for a specific goal such as bodybuilding, where you and your friend make sure that you both stay on track with your weightlifting plan and diet.
Working out with a partner has many benefits that reach beyond just the gym. Having your friend/s there to help you, keeps you accountable of your actions outside of the gym too – such as dieting and cutting down on alcohol etc.
#2 You’ll learn new exercises
If you’re new to working out, or you’ve been away from it for a while, then working out with a training partner or a group might just be the thing you need.
You’ll be able to ask instructors questions on how to perform certain exercises, identify weak areas that you could improve, and also, prevent possible injuries from bad posture or incorrect movements etc.
#3 Improves social skills
Not everyone is a social creature. There’s many of us who don’t communicate well or have the confidence to speak up in groups or in front of others. That’s where group training can help.
By working out in a group setting, you’ll start to create bonds and confidence with the people around you. This in turn can help you outside of the gym setting.
Perhaps if you want to ask for a promotion at work, or you need the strength to face a difficult situation head on, you’ll be surprised what a group workout can do for your everyday confidence.
We’ve all been there. It’s been a hard day and you’re tired. Maybe you haven’t eaten right, you’ve had an argument with someone, or thing just aren’t going you way.
The first thing you’ll want to do is stay at home – this is all to common and easily done.
But, if you have a friend you can rely on to help pull you out, and get your ass into the gym, then, you’ll not only forget how bad your day was, but you’ll feel amazing at the same time after a tough workout.
#5 It’s fun!
If you’ve never been in a group workout before, you’ll have to give it a try! When you’re all there together sweating, laughing and hurting the same, you’ll be surprised how much fun it can actually be.
Sure, it’s hard work, and maybe at the time you won’t have a smile on your face, but we guarantee that afterwards you’ll look back and want to do it all over again.
This feeling is a great motivator for many people world-wide who take part in group sports and workouts – because they know how much fun it can be!
#6 Can help increase competitiveness and drive
Okay, maybe you don’t do (or thinking of doing) group workouts for competitive reasons, but there are times when it ‘can’ help to have that competitive edge.
Let’s say you really want to push yourself to compete in boxing, a marathon, or some other discipline. Then, having a workout partner can certainly help spark that motivation in you to take your workouts to the next level.
You’ll see many top athletes train with people for this very same reason. They not only workout with others for company, they do it because it gives them an edge over their competitors.
#7 Increases chance of weight loss
It goes without saying that if you find it difficult to keep on top of your workouts and diet, then your partner can help keep you in line – right where you need to be.
This will have a great impact on your ability to lose weight long term. If you can rely on someone such as a close friend, then you might be surprised just how much they can help you reach your weight loss goals.
#8 Improves health
Last but not least, working out constantly in a group, or with a workout partner can, and will, improve your overall health.
This might also be your mental health, improving your positive outlook on life and confidence levels that we’ve previously mentioned – either way, you’re sure to feel many health benefits.
To Sum it Up!
There you have it! 8 ways you can stay motivated to work out with group motivation, and their benefits and positive effects.
Let us know your what you think or if you found these points useful. It would be great to hear what YOU think!
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