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4 Reasons to grab a friend and try group outdoor exercise

Tuesday, August 2019

We both know that exercise is great for our minds and bodies, but somewhere along the way, interest may have faded and you have stopped exercising.

We recognise that sometimes it’s challenging to maintain interest. That’s why exercising with a friend can be a huge benefit. Here's four reasons to grab your bestie and get your body moving again!
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1. It’s more fun exercising with a friend
You’re less likely to get bored when you have a workout buddy, especially a friend. While you’re catching up, having a laugh, encouraging each other, you’re also getting healthier. It’s a win-win.
2. You’re more likely to stick to your commitment
If you’ve arranged to meet a friend for a walk or booked an exercise class, you’re more likely to keep that commitment. Not wanting to let your friend or exercise partner down can be a great motivator to show up.
3. You’re more likely to succeed in your health goals
Having someone to motivate you can make all the difference to achieving your health goal. In fact, research has found that people are more likely to lose weight if their exercise buddy is losing weight. Bonus!
4. You’ll work harder with someone else around
When you exercise with a friend who’s around the same fitness level as you, you’re more likely to encourage each other and to push a little harder (to increase intensity, for example) than you might do on your own. A friend can bring out your competitive side and spur you on. When you’re ready to give up, the sight of your friend powering on might be just the incentive you need to keep going.
Look for a friend and family that lives nearby, or maybe your neighbour or a work colleague and try our classes together without spending a cent.


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4 Reasons to grab a friend and try group outdoor exercise