Fancy some stats? No? Tough.
Research shows we perform better when exercising with a partner
Scientists have found working out with a partner or in groups can boost your mood, and your motivation way more than if you work out alone
Studies have found you are much more likely to report you have enjoyed a workout if you do it with someone else and people who work out with a partner exercise three times as long than those who exercise alone
Psychologists and fitness experts say choosing someone with a compatible schedule, similar fitness goals, and temperament is ideal
BUT even if you are at totally different levels of fitness, stats show just warming up with a teammate produces better performance —and the effect is even greater when the warm-up exercises are performed in sync (although you might look like nutters doing synchronised stretches in the gym...)
It’s good to have you’re fave regular workout pals, but equally as good to have some not so regular ones.
Trained with this one @wellness_ed mid-holiday in a small hotel gym, but trained hard and exchanged a whole list of new exercises. Don’t be shy, get sweating with someone, anyone really, and reap those fitness rewards