Exercising with a companion Isn't Just About Fitness
Working out together is the BESTEST thing to do as friends or partners! It strengthens your relationship and gives you a shared purpose to work towards. Here’s why it’s so cool:
While you are working out, you're (hopefully) not checking your phone or getting distracted; you're just hanging out, focused on one objective. And while deep conversations are great for strengthening a relationship, so is sharing a laugh. When you work out with a companion, you can be yourself and get fit simultaneously.
Working out together gives you the opportunity to cheer each other on. There's something really special about going out of your comfort zone and having a loved one give a word of encouragement or a pat on the back. Plus, you get to celebrate each other’s wins, be it beating a 5k time or surviving a challenging yoga class without bursting into giggles!
It's an adventure to try new things with someone you love spending time with. It doesn't matter whether it's rock climbing or taking a walk in the park; doing these things with a friend makes them all the more memorable.
When you workout with another person, you start copying each other and moving at the same time. It's called non-verbal matching, and it actually makes you feel closer to one another. Plus, you have all those exercise-induced endorphins flowing around your bloodstream, making you feel bonded.
It isn't just about bonding, of course; it's about pursuing a shared goal and getting healthier as a team. It's a great feeling - knowing that you are doing something good for your physical and mental well-being and it is a powerful motivator to know that YOU showing up means you're supporting your partner too, whether it's training for your first 5k, mastering a yoga pose, or sticking to a consistent workout routine.
To sum all this up, exercising as a team isn't just about fitness; it's about nurturing your relationship, sharing laughter, offering support, and reaching your fitness goals together. Try a free buddy workout with me.
Clara Depont CPT, CYT
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Clara Depont is a certified personal trainer at www.claradepont.com where she trains women in their 50s and 60s. When she’s not writing blogs on how to stay vibrant, fit and happy she’s traveling in search of a forest or a sexy coastline. You can get to know her best through Weekly Emails, Instagram or Facebook. She is British and lives in New Mexico.
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