Did you know that exercising with a partner makes you more likely to stick to your routine?
Exciting new research from Michigan State University suggests that we are more likely to perform better when exercising with a partner. Unless you’re a highly motivated self-starter, your chances of successfully sticking to a fitness routine without a partner are significantly lower than they are when exercising with a partner.
Researchers divided 58 female participants into three groups for a series of studies that took place over six days.
The participants in the first group rode stationary bikes on their own while the participants in the second group exercised with virtual partners. Those in the third group were also assigned virtual partners, but were told their performance would directly impact their partner’s performance too.
In every experiment, the women in the third group lasted considerably longer on the exercise bikes; on average two minutes longer than those in the second group and 10 minutes longer than the individual exercisers. Researchers concluded that having a partner can significantly improve performance in aerobic and fitness workouts.
Having a workout buddy, particularly someone who is in great physical shape will provide the willpower and encouragement you need to help you achieve your goals. If a partner workout sounds like something you would be interested in, join us at Caversham Health and Fitness with one of our Joint Memberships from only £54 – that’s just £27 per person!
You don’t have to be a couple to qualify for a joint membership – any two people from the same address may join together.
Another great way to keep motivated with a partner is by working with one of our experienced Personal Trainers.
Your Caversham Health and Fitness Personal Trainer can offer you:
- guidance on reaching your goals
- education about strength training, cardio and basic nutrition
- a reason to show up at the gym each week
- ways to help track your progress
“A realistic way of getting fit is having a training partner who is dedicated enough to make you get up and do the exercise” - Caroline Riddall, Personal Trainer, Caversham Health & Fitness
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