By Rebecca Wyma, TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion Intern
In autumn and winter, the motivation to go outside decreases. 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 to push us to continue to work out while the temperature drops. 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?
1. Share the Same Goals and Schedules
The first step to finding that perfect 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 pairing 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 both of you can’t manage to work out at the same time on the same days, the motivation you give each other to reach these fitness goals will be lost.
Nothing is more enjoyable than having a workout partner who is positive and encouraging.This type of person can make even the hardest exercises feel like fun. Find someone who will make going to the gym something you look forward to, and it will 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. This type of committed 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 season with your ideal fitness partner!