There is a fitness success secret… but it’s not what you think
How much would you be willing to pay for a fool-proof system that creates space and time in your busy schedule for workouts and doubles your chance of fitness success?
No it isn’t found in a scoop of some hard to pronounce powdered supplement nor is it some new type of “athleisurewear” or a fancy new app.
It’s a proven method that’s guaranteed to get you out of a rut or a plateau in your training.
The secret is a workout buddy
Why? It’s simple. ACCOUNTABILITY!
Having someone else to workout with means you’ll show up and keep showing up.
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
These are typically friends or colleagues, who train together one-on-one and have developed a regular routine for fitness activities.
The Group Effort
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 that works for you
Get to setting a routine and begin to reap the results…
- Motivation to do just one more set, one more lap or one more minute.
- Renewed sense of commitment to get out of the house when you are feeling demotivated and uninspired.
- Inspiration to push past that feeling of wanting to quit!
Coach Jase Cronshaw is co-founder and co-owner of V&B Athletic. He is an Australian endurance athlete and coach, procrastinating artist, teetotalist, and a guy who loves to run! You can find him on Instagram @coachcronshaw