Posted in General Fitness by Rogue Fitness on 20 February 2017

Buddy Training- The simple, fun and easy way to better results!

If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your results, the answer could be simpler than you think. Recruit a training buddy!

Here are 5 benefits that you can enjoy when you work out with a friend instead of going it alone.

1. They’ll make it harder to cancel your workout

It’s too easy to make an excuse not to train when you’re doing it alone. When you know your friend is counting on you, it makes it a much bigger deal to cancel the session. More than likely, you will enjoy yourself once you get there and as they say, the only workout you regret is the one you didn’t do.

2. You will benefit from a bit of healthy competition

Who doesn’t sneak a look at the person next to them to see what weight they’re lifting, or to notice what level their treadmill is on? Whether you admit it or not, we all have that internal drive to do better when someone else is training with us. Having a gym buddy that can run faster or lift more than you is a good thing – it will drive you to go harder than you would if you were training solo.

3. You'll finally be able to afford a personal trainer.

Sharing a bottle of wine is cheaper than buying one yourself (and fewer calories). The same math applies when it comes to a personal trainer. At Rogue Fitness, for example, a one-on-one session costs about €50, but a buddy training session runs around €25 per person and trio training (3 people) runs around €20 per person. All the benefits of having your own personal trainer but half the cost.

4. You can both mix things up

If you’re doing the same old same old exercises at the gym, your body starts to feel less of the benefit. You and your training buddy can help each other to step out of your comfort zones. Add one more plate. Push yourself to do one more rep. Turn that cross trainer up one more level until it hurts.

5. They can be your cheer squad

Perhaps you spent the weekend overindulging on wine/cheese/pizza/all of the above. Or maybe you’re having a day where you just feel a bit flat. That doesn’t mean your fitness needs to go out the window. Your training buddy can help dust you off, remind you of your goals and how far you’ve come together.

If you would like to have a chat about your health and fitness goals simply register online for a complimentary consultation or call us on 021 4777538