Health & Fitness

Refresh your Routine with a Workout Buddy

Bored of the same old workout routine? Work better with a friend and accountability?

We chatted to PT Chris Pinner about how to refresh your fitness routine with a workout buddy.

Why Find a Workout Buddy?

Whether you consider yourself a solo-act or socialite, a buddy could help:

  • Accountability – How many times have you made a commitment to yourself to workout but then bailed at the last minute? 
  • Enjoyment – How much fun could a workout buddy be?
  • Intensity – How hard do you try?
  • Safety – How much harder could you push with a ‘spotter’?
  • Variety – How many more moves could you learn from, and do, with a workout buddy?

How to Find a Workout Buddy?

Whether you are new to town or already have a circle of friends around you, you can find a workout buddy in different ways:

  • Ask friends – Maybe they want a workout buddy too, or know someone who does.
  • Go to classes – Chances are you have something in common with your classmates, so strike up a conversation and find out.
  • Get social – Use Instagram and other social channels for the very reason they were built; to socialise!

What Now?

Your choice of workout buddy has to be right for you. You might benefit more from finding someone with a similar goal, style and overall vibe to you. You might want someone very different to you. Your call.

If you would like to talk about your finding a workout buddy, want some accountability or anything fitness related then get in touch!

Chris is the founder of Innerfit, a fitness centred wellness provider with the belief everybody has the right to a unique relationship with fitness which works. For more from Chris, see his Instagram, or email him at [email protected]

3 thoughts on “Refresh your Routine with a Workout Buddy

  1. Chiara says:

    So true! Everything is better with friends, including working out and it makes it much harder to snooze my alarm if I know I’m letting other people down.

  2. Rhi says:

    So true!! Workout buddies get more sessions out of you and can help with structure! X

  3. Mona says:

    Yes! Love a workout buddy to keep you accountable! Best when followed by a big brunch (#Balance)

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