Your friend should not only be your #1 fan in life but also in the gym. For those of you who hate going to the gym, we all know it can be daunting to even think about getting dressed to go. You really have to mentally prepare yourself. Imagine if you had a friend who motivated you to go, and even created workouts for you guys to do together, or just said hey let's go to the gym and take selfies! (like my friend and I did in the photo above) whatever works for you!
BFF workouts are the best way to stay committed to working out. You need to have mental willpower in order to consistently go to the gym. Having a friend with you can help with that consistency. They will guilt you into going even when you're tired, and they will push you to finish every workout strong.
This helps build friendships in numerous ways. When you have someone who believes in you in the gym it shows that they will believe in you outside the gym as well. Your friend is seeing you at one of your most vulnerable stages pushing and fighting to complete a goal, and vice versa.
It is great to be surrounded by someone who pushes you and doesn't allow you to give up. Even in life, when you are ready to give up, having a friend by your side cheering you on during hard times really makes you feel unstoppable. I know the feeling of wanting to give up when things get hard, and having a friend there to talk me out of it really showed true compassion.
Working out with your friend can also help if you guys are both busy and rarely see each other. You will always have a reason to meet up at least 2-3 times a week or check on one another to make sure the regime is being followed.
Our fitness guru Herline Valcin shared some of her partner BFF workout tips with us. She suggested doing challenges with your friends that everyone will stick to and accomplish together. For example I'm sure you guys have all heard of the infamous ab and squat challenges right? Well challenges have proven to be a great way to stay consistent and provide great incentive to workout everyday. If someone misses a day in the challenge the rule is that they have to do double the next day. Grab a friend and follow the schedule below!
There are also so many partner workouts online that you and your friends can do together as well. Herline does amazing partner workouts with her friends and shared one with us below.
This workout is called Kettlebell Squats (In case you have trouble loading the video) You and your friend will take turns raising the kettlebell and then sit in a deep squat, then repeat. Herline suggests doing 3 sets of 30. Taking turns while doing this workout is important not only to video tape and take pictures of your amazing friend, but to also motivate and push them to make sure they finish strong.
Here is another great partner workout video that you and your BFFs can try!
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