4 reasons to work out with your S.O./BFF

4 reasons to work out with your S.O./BFF
4 reasons to work out with your S.O./BFF

 

These days, we tend to think we have found the perfect balance of working out together vs. apart. Some people may have ZERO interest in “fitness-ing” with a partner, but for us, it really makes a difference! We each listed our top 2 reasons to work out with a friend/spouse, partner.

  1. You have someone to check your form: While your partner may not be certified as a trainer, it still helps to have someone to look at your form while working out. A second set of eyes may notice that you’re not hitting squat depth, that your hands are spaced unevenly, or that your posture needs correcting.
  2. You have a reason to push that extra mile: I mean that in a figurative way, because you won’t catch me going any miles. Zach is super helpful when he tells me that a lift looks way easier than it may feel to me. If the bar is moving faster than I think it is, it motivates me to put more weight on. Another one of his tricks is to slide weights onto the bar that he knows I can handle and not tell me how much I’m lifting. If I brace myself to lift heavy WITHOUT the mental struggle of having a goal in mind, I can usually gear myself up to do something I wouldn’t otherwise do.
  3. You have great motivation: Some days it just isn’t there for me. Whether its been a long day, the caffeine isn’t kicking in or weights just feel way too heavy. When those days come around, it’s great to have someone to either share your seat on the struggle bus, or pull energy from. Sometimes neither of us are in the mood to push it but once we get going we tend to build off of each other. Lauren is like the “Energizer Bunny” and seems to gain steam the longer we go, this usually forces me to want to keep up with her. Other days I don’t want to do anything, but I will see her pushing the weights or pace and hitting a PR and that motivates me to throw more weight on the bar and go for it!
  4. You have encouragement when you fail: This is a big one for me, sometimes that bar feel too darn heavy, or I get out of position because of tightness or my technique fails. Like most of us, I can get frustrated pretty easily and want to just say “Screw it!!”. Lauren does not let me get away with this one (unless I’m putting myself at a risk for injury) and will be the first one to call me out and tell me “you’ve got this, take another crack at it.” Even if that means 3, 4, 5 more cracks at it. Even if I wind up not hitting the weight in the end, at least I know that I gave it my all, and that my wife believed in me and pushed me to empty the tank!

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10 Comments
  • Mai Lyn Ngo says:

    I swear you guys are the absolute cutest! I think it’s definitely fun to workout with an S/O just as much as it is alone. Pros and cons to both! Keep it up!

  • Jamie Fray says:

    Y’all are just too cute 🙂 I tend to work out alone, but I wish I could get my husband to work out with me. When he does, it is always fun. But…I do enjoy my alone time with my thoughts. It’s my time to unwind–to destress–to not have to talk and smile at anyone. Not that I don’t enjoy smiling. But you know–extra effort 😉

    • powercleansandpinotnoir@gmail.com says:

      Totally get the idea of alone time. We definitely take advantage of that from time to time! YOU are always smiling! 🙂

  • for me personally, there are days where i want to be left alone but other time its nice to have someone to run or enjoy a workout with. i think it really depends who the partner is.

  • Jerica says:

    I love number 4. I think it Is awesome to have someone to workout with that believes in you more then you believe in yourself sometimes. As humans, we tend to be hard on ourselves at times so its nice for a S.O. to give you that boost!

  • I love this! You two make such a great team. It’s really fun to see y’all at the gym together and pushing each other. You also have someone to take your photos and videos for you. 😉

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