Getting fit is sometimes a daunting endeavour because of the consistency it requires. Some days, you just want to give up; other days, you keep on trying and failing.
Doing this alone is not the only option, you can always get an accountability partner or a workout buddy. These people can change how you work out, they can inspire you to push yourself harder and can become important to your life in general.
How Does It Work?
A workout buddy is not your personal trainer so the relationship is more of a partnership. You don’t want someone that has way more experience than you as it can be somewhat discouraging working out with them and seeing how far they’ve gone. You also don’t want anyone with significantly less experience than you because you’ll end up holding their hand all through.
You and your workout buddy are partners, you don’t have to be equally matched but you should have largely the same goals. It can even be more than one person and you all can agree on the goals you want to achieve and begin working on. There should be periodic checkups and even group activities tailored to your fitness goals.
Who is best for a workout buddy?
One great quality in a workout buddy is someone more motivated than you. We all have that friend who is better at waking up early or just being organized. You want them on your team.
You also want someone that will discourage you from taking unnecessary breaks and discourage your laziness. You also want them to be kind to you while being firm, nobody wants an accountability partner that makes them feel less.
Where to find a workout buddy.
If you were thinking of someone while reading this article then you might have found the best person for you.
If not, you can ask family members and check fitness forums on social media. A good place to find an accountability community is here at April Laugh. We provide the information you need for a healthy lifestyle and our members encourage each other to be better and achieve their goals.