How to Avoid Skipping Workouts and Stay Motivated

How to Avoid Skipping Workouts and Stay Motivated

When exercising sometimes it can be difficult to motivate ourselves to step foot in the gym or hit the tarmac for a run. This can be extremely challenging when you are training on your own. Some days you may feel less motivated to train and skip a workout more often.

A good way to combat this is to start to exercise with a friend or a group of friends.

Arranging a gym session with a friend helps hold you accountable to get a workout in. If you arrange to meet a friend at the gym, you are less likely to cancel.

Exercising with another person pushes you to do your workout and do it to the best of your ability. Another bonus – if you work out with a friend who is stronger or faster than you, you’ll be more likely to test your own limits.

Hitting the gym with a friend is the perfect time to try a new exercise such as strength training or lifting heavier weights. When trying something new, your friend will provide a confidence boost and can also serve as a spotter if you need one.

Time flies when you’re having fun… or at least when you are distracted. Having someone to chat with between sets let’s you focus on something other than just your workout making the time go by faster.

There’s nothing worse than undoing all your hard work at the gym with unhealthy foods. A friend who’s worked up a sweat with you is likely to want to join you for a healthy post-exercise meal or snack.

Here at D Fitness I am now offering Private Training sessions for 2 or more persons. This offers an opportunity to workout with a friend and motivate each other to your goals. Please contact me for more details.