“Friends make you laugh a lot more, cry a little less… and workout harder!” There are so many reasons why you should exercise with friends, but here’s my top 4:
Working out with a friend can bring out the competitive side in all of us, helping us to complete that last kilometre on the SKILLMILL or SKILLBIKE, push that last rep out in the weights area, or work that little bit harder in a class. Check out our Mountain Challenge!
You’ve had a long day. You’re tired. There’s something on TV that you have to watch (yeah, we know about your Game of Thrones obsession). Well, if you’ve committed to a workout with a friend, you’re much less likely to cancel last minute, especially if you make these workouts a regular time and day. #WorkoutWednesday
3. More fun
Working out with a friend can be much more fun for both the social side and opening up the options for new exercises that you might not have tried on your own. You could try high-fiving whilst planking, passing a medicine ball between squats, and asking your friend to push your legs in different directions when performing a leg-raise.
4. Train together, stay together
Participating in an exciting physical challenge or activity, couples report feeling more satisfied with their relationships and more in love with their partner, compared to a mundane task (1). Exercise is a perfect example of the type of invigorating activity that can have these positive effects. So skip an evening of watching Netflix or GOT and take your partner to the gym.
If you’re looking to exercise with a friend and would like to refer them to the club for a FREE TRIAL, please complete the referral form.
If your friend joins then you’ll both receive £25 club credit to spend on the things you most enjoy in the club; Spa treats, Personal Training, and even food and beverages in our relaxing café area.
- Aron, A., Norman, C. C., Aron, E. N., McKenna, C., & Heyman, R. E. (2000). Couples’ shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality. Journal of personality and social psychology, 78(2), 273.