By Rebecca Wyma, intern, TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
As autumn approaches, the motivation to go outside can decrease. The warm sun is what inspires most of us to go out and live active lives during the summer season. A new inspiration is needed for fall to push us to continue to work out as temperatures drop. The people in our lives make for the best motivators, and it’s a great idea to use them as workout partners when the drive to be active is low. Unfortunately, not every person makes for a great fitness partner. What should you look for in a workout partner to make sure that you have a successful workout season?
The first step to finding that perfect workout partner is finding someone who has the same fitness goals as you. If you want to lose weight, but your partner wants to regularly take up yoga, the pair isn’t going to work. You both need to be willing to do the same exercises and activities so you can be each other’s constant support. Schedules are important as well. If you both can’t manage to work out at the same time on the same days, then the motivation you give each other to reach fitness goals will be lost.
Nothing is more enjoyable than having a workout partner who’s positive and encouraging. This type of person will make even the hardest exercises feel like fun. Find someone who will make going to the gym something you look forward to, and it’ll be easier for you to reach your fitness goals.
A 6 a.m. workout isn’t for everyone, but if that’s the time you and your fitness partner choose, it’s best to have a partner you can trust to show up that early. On top their commitment, this type of partner will prevent you from bailing on the workouts too. As you keep each other more accountable, there’s a greater chance for success in both your fitness lifestyles.
Enjoy the fall with your ideal fitness partner!