Once school starts it becomes hard balancing homework, a social life and working out. Working out with your best buddy can help you stay social while staying fit at the same time! You both will be able to push each other and reach goals together. So grab your BFF and let’s hit the gym!
Push Each Other
If you have a certain day when you both can go, try to make it a weekly routine that way you both will stick with it without getting caught up in your crazy schedules. If one of you is feeling lazy that day, that’s where your friend comes in handy for knocking on your door getting your butt out of bed! Your best friend will become your personal motivator.
Make It Fun
Going to the gym by yourself can get boring and tiring. Having a friend with you can spice up your workouts by adding in some partner exercises! Just try not to spend too much time gossiping about the cute boy doing dumbbell curls next to you. When cooling down on some cardio you can take some time to catch up on each others’ lives while at the same time burning some calories.
Add Some Competition
Working out with your friend can bring out your competitive side and push you to your limits. You both can set goal weights that you want to lift and set up a reward for whoever hits their goal first. Having a competition will only motivate you more to get to the gym and stick with your routine.
Keep Each Other In Check
Text each other throughout the day what you are eating or new workout playlist you found. Keeping each other updated on your daily lives will keep you both from cheating since you don’t want to disappoint one another. You can text each other motivational quotes or pictures of inspirational bodies to drive each other to keep going!
You should set up rewards when you reach your goals to keep you both motivated. Whether it be getting a smoothie after the gym or buying a cute new pair of shoes, having these rewards in mind will get you both pushing each other even further at the gym.
By adding a fun, competitive element to your training whilst pushing each other, you can enjoy social time with your BFF while hitting your fitness goals at the same time!