Doing it together

The benefits of working out with others

Doing it together

The benefits of working out with others

If you’re finding it hard to motivate yourself to get active or to keep going now that you’ve started, consider working out with others – this can take several forms, from friends to group classes, but all share powerful the following powerful benefits.

1: Enjoyment: Firstly, and probably most importantly, exercising with others is more fun! Being with friends means that your workout becomes a social event – a chance to catch up. And because they are on the same journey as you, they won’t mind comparing training notes and progress. You can support and motivate each other all the way.

2: Comradery: If you don’t know someone to buddy up with, try group exercise. Classes offer the same social and motivational benefits and even if you didn’t know the group at the start of the session, it won’t take long! Classes range from low impact to the more intense, so there’s something to suit everyone.

3: Commitment: Arranging to workout with someone or being a regular class attendee makes you accountable – you will definitely think twice about cancelling if you know people are expecting you to be there.

4: Financial: Don’t forget, when a member refers a friend who joins, both parties get rewarded! Ask us about our referral offer.

5: Success: Exercising with a partner has been proven to help you succeed in your fitness goals. Studies have shown that you get competitive and put in more effort, sometimes working out twice as hard and long than you would do on your own.

Fancy an expert buddy to magnify that success? Try PT! Personal Trainers basically live and breathe to help you set and achieve your fitness goals. As Adriana Collins from our Leisure Centre in Dorking explains:

“At a routine medical, I discovered that I was 85.5kg with a BMI in the obese category and was pre-diabetic. I had been like this for the last 10 years and I was deeply unhappy. I had been quite fit in the past before having children, but settling down with a family and a stressful shift related job made it difficult to exercise and to make the right nutritional choices.

After losing 5kg through dieting and moderate exercise, I decided to look into personal training to get fitter and to gain muscle while I was losing weight.

James has a no-nonsense approach: “I can’t do it” is simply not an option for him. He is strict and yes, you will work hard in every session, but he also keeps you motivated and gives you great guidance as to how to perform the exercises correctly. He tailors workouts to your abilities and preferences.

Now, after 10 weeks of personal training with James, I am pleased to say that I have lost over 10kg in weight am now a dress size 10 and have become fitter and faster! I am planning to run a half marathon next year.
I am so grateful to James for his guidance and discipline.”

If you’d like to try personal training to find out what it could do for you, get in touch– we’d love to help you succeed in your fitness goals.