Your gym buddy is the reason you workout as much as you do, so it’s time to give them the appreciation they deserve. In our last blog, we started going over reasons why your workout buddy deserves some serious kudos. In this blog, we will continue to give the workout buddies a shoutout for all they do.

They give you someone to talk to

The beauty of workout buddies is that you have someone to talk to throughout your workout. Whether you are gossiping, chatting about your days, and delving into more serious issues, the quality conversation time you get with your gym buddy benefits your mind, while your workout benefits your body. As an added bonus, talking to your buddy will make your workout fly by faster than ever before. Shoutout to the workout buddies who moonlight as therapists!

They teach you what they know

They say that two heads are better than one, and that certainly applies when it comes to fitness. Whereas you may be killer at plyometrics, your buddy may be knowledgeable about HIIT. Together, with your combined knowledge, you have endless workouts at your disposal! You have to give props to your buddy for bringing information and new moves so you never get bored with your workout.

They keep you safe

If you have ever injured yourself when exercising, you know that if you aren’t careful, you can cause some serious problems for yourself. That’s what your buddy is for: to make sure you are being as careful as possible. Whether they do it by jogging with you at night or spotting you at the bench press, your buddy is also your protector.

They help you burn more calories

By now, you know that your workout buddy makes your workout better for a variety of reasons. But did you know that this magical human is also helping you burn more calories? What a gem! A recent study conducted in the UK found that people who worked out with someone else burned 41 more calories per session than their solo counterparts. You have to show them some love for that!

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