V&B Athletic® - Endurance Specialists

Defy Your Limits

02May

Strength in numbers

What if you had a way to automatically create space and time in your busy schedule for workouts?

Exercising outdoors is cheap and accessible to all.

What if you could double your chances of fitness success?

How about a proven method to get you out of a rut or a plateau in your training?

The answer to these questions can't be found in a scoop of some hard to pronounce powdered supplement nor is it some fancy new type of athleisurewear or a shiny new app...

The answer is a workout buddy.

Why? It's simple. ACCOUNTABILITY.

Having someone else to workout with means you’ll show up and keep showing up.

We humans are social animals.

We seek the company and positive reinforcement of others, especially when we are engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a result.

A 2011 study published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise found that the exercise habits of people you know have a positive influence on your exercise habits.

Workout buddies provide a powerful combination of support, motivation, and in some cases, healthy competition.

Workout buddies generally fall into one of three categories: the dynamic duo, the group effort or the coupled pair.

The dynamic duo

These are typically friends or colleagues, who train together one-on-one and have developed a regular routine for fitness activities.

The group effort

This is collective of people who work out at the same preappointed time and place as a group, typically but not always with a trainer, such as Bootcamp or a running group.

The coupled pair

These are your romantic partnerships, a married couple for example, who pursue their fitness activities together and may or may not do the same workout, but they block off time and space for being active as a couple.

Find the collaboration (or collaborations) that works for you and then get to setting a routine.

You'll gain the motivation not only to do just one more set, one more lap or one more minute but to get out of the house when you are feeling demotivated and uninspired. You'll find the inspiration to push past that feeling of wanting to quit and reap the rewards as a result!

Be the reason someone else smiles today!

Written by Jase Cronshaw, Posted in General Fitness, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's Health

About the Author

Jase Cronshaw

Jase Cronshaw

As one of V&B Athletic's co-owners and coaches, Jase is an experienced endurance athlete who is actively involved in health and fitness initiatives within the local community. He hosts Rozelle Run Club every Wednesday night together with Pace Athletic Rozelle and Balmain Sports Medicine, a free weekly run club helping people discover the same enjoyment he gets from running. When he isn't running Jase likes to get on the tools and renovate or spend time landscaping his garden on the South Coast of NSW. Otherwise he can be found procrastinating over his next masterpiece with a number of art works "in the pipeline".