Belong - July 18, 2017
Unexpected Ways a Fitness Squad Matters
Those who sweat together, stay together–and burn more calories. Do you have a posse of fitness-minded friends? Surround yourself with support, and you’ll reach your workout goals and have fun at the same time. Here are six unexpected ways a fitness squad matters.
No lame excuses
You could press snooze and skip your circuit training, but you’d also be ditching your best friend who agreed to meet you at 6 am for a sweat session. Scheduling workouts with friends means you have no lame excuses and will be held more accountable to your fitness commitments.
Your personal cheerleaders
Regardless of what is happening in your life, your fitness squad is there for you, cheering on every achievement. At Curves, you’ll find a community of support from women just like you ready to encourage you every step of the way. When daily life gets hectic and feels a little out of control, your friends can help you stay on track and provide the stability you need to keep going.
It’s like a weekly lunch date with your friends, but instead, you’re catching up and burning calories. A win-win, right? Working out with your posse is more fun than jogging on a treadmill alone. You’ll be challenging each other and strengthening your friendship (and your body).
A little competition
Working out with a group of exercise buddies might even inspire a little friendly competition. You’ll push yourself harder, and studies show that friends who work out together train longer and burn more calories.
Try something new
If you’re stuck in an exercise routine rut, turn to your friends for new workout inspiration. You can both try a new class together or challenge each other to the most reps on a your favorite machine. You’ll both feel refreshed and ready to tackle each other’s fitness goals together.
Reach your goal
You’ve set goals and milestones for your fitness program, but with an exercise partner, you’re more likely to stick to it and reach your goals sooner. Talk about motivation to hit the gym with your pals.