Friends with Benefits

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We know what you’re thinking. Not those benefits… health benefits! Studies show that forging and maintaining real bonds is more important than ever to our health and happiness. This has never been more true than when it comes to fitness. Working out alone can sometimes be difficult. Find a workout buddy and reap all the benefits:

  1. A workout buddy provides motivation. The days you don’t want to work out, he or she will get you out the door. The days he/she feels like skipping, you will get her to the gym. When you want to give up completely, he/she will talk you into sticking with your plan.

  2. They serve as spotters. Your partner can help spot you, keeping your workouts safer yet more challenging at the same time.

  3. They increase your exercise arsenal. There are numerous strength moves you can do with your partner, like crunches with a medicine ball, partner pushups and leg tosses. These are fun and very effective.

  4. They provide companionship. Working out can be lonely, especially long cardio sessions. Having a friend next to you to talk with while you slave away on the elliptical can make the time fly by.

  5. They provide competition. Let’s be honest: We as human beings like to compete with one another. Try finding a workout partner who is just a little more fit than you are. By trying to keep up with them, you will challenge yourself in ways that you cannot do alone.


Looking for a new workout buddy? There are hundreds of them here at the MAC!

  • Start looking around during your workouts. Chances are there is someone who trains alone at the same time you do, and they may be in the market for a partner as well. Start gradually by striking up casual conversations with them and invite them to do a workout with you.

  • Ask a Trainer about a small group training class or personal training options that pair you up with someone else.

  • Group exercise classes- built in friends! Here’s a group of people that already love to work out with others. Join them!

  • Research running/triathlon clubs in your area, or sign up for a local race!

Come To The MAC And Find Your Workout Buddy Today!  

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