Are you exercising alone?

When is comes to your workouts, are you exercising alone or in a group?

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This morning I woke up with a headache and not feeling my usual perky self. However despite my mood, I had agreed to go workout before my boyfriend Robin went to work so that’s exactly what we did. So 45 minutes later with my workout finished, I was feeling like my old self, full of energy and in a great mood to start the day.

Whatever your activity, going to the gym, for a walk, run or a bike ride research shows that exercising with a friend or in a group is far more motivating and leads to greater success than when exercising alone.

Why? Here are my top tips and benefits of why I love exercising with others

  • Accountability … the number one reason if you have made plans to meet someone else you are much more likely to stick to them
  • Motivation … you always work harder with others and there is often some healthy competition or encouragement that helps you along
  • Companionship… you get the chance to, interact with others either as a catch up with old friends or meeting new ones.
  • Fun … a vital ingredient of activity or exercise is that it must be fun and working out with others helps provides that enjoyment.
  • Variety … we are all creatures of habit and most people will be quite content repeating the same routine when exercising alone.

Exercising with others be it a friend, a personal trainer or in a group or class will encourage you try new things, keeping you challenged and on the road to success!

Let me know how you avoid exercising alone by leaving a comment below!

P.S. If you want to stop exercising alone why not visit our personal training studio to try a class for free or to book in for your first one to one session. Alternatively find a friend and try some simple exercises like the ones demonstrated by video at www.exercisesolutions.co.uk. Good luck !

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September 30, 2009. Uncategorized.

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