5 Things to Look for in a Workout Buddy

The benefits of having a workout buddy are endless - you’re more likely to get to the gym, you work harder once you’re there, and most importantly, it’s more fun with another person.

But what happens if you get stuck with a bad workout partner? What do you need to establish before working out with a friend? Here are the top 5 things you should look for when searching for the perfect workout buddy.

1. You have similar workout goals.

It’s important to understand why your partner wants to work out. If it’s not for the same reasons, it may not be the best partnership. If you’re going to the gym to gain 4 lbs of muscle and your partner is training for a marathon, you will end up waving at each other from opposite sides of the gym.

2. Your schedules match up.

This might come as a no brainer for you, but if you’re not available on the same days or times as your workout partner, the relationship is not going to work. How about a 6AM run? If that’s not up your alley, then your preferred workout times are definitely something that need to be discussed.

3. You like them.

Another no-brainer. But if you don’t enjoy spending time with your workout buddy, you won’t enjoy your workout and you will be less committed to the partnership.

4. You have the same fitness level.

You want to find someone whose current fitness level is on par with your own. If not a little higher to drive competition and push you to work that extra bit harder. Similar fitness levels will ensure that neither of you get frustrated or are left behind on partner runs.

5. They have a positive attitude.

There’s nothing worse than dragging along a workout partner who complains the entire time. You want to find someone who is excited to be working out, that encourages you to train your hardest, and makes the overall experience more enjoyable!

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