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Take your first step towards living a healthy life today by finding a walking partner near you. You and your partner can set up an exercise schedule, exchange emails or start a walking group in your neighborhood.
If you are weight training you will need a knowledgeable spotter to assist you. A good weight lifting partner is a trusty spotter and a person who motivates you to do another round of reps when your energy is waning.
It's not quite the same playing alone against a brick wall. There are a lot of people looking to meet up with tennis partners to help them volley and serve. Find one in your area with a similar level of fitness and experience.
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Sometimes the hardest part of a workout regime or a weight loss program is staying motivated. When your internal well of inspiration has run dry, you need outside forces to refresh you. Workout or exercise partners are a crucial ingredient in any fitness plan. A good workout partner provides supports. A better workout partner helps you stay focused and excited on a daily or weekly basis. A great workout partner stays by your side through thick and thin until you've achieved your exercise goals. Having a partner ask you to be accountable for your workout schedule is a sure way to stay on track. They also provide knowledgeable incite into your strengths, weaknesses, habits and fears. Workout partners can be current friends, family members or strangers. They can be people who share your weight loss goals or fitness interests. You can have one or many. Remember - workout partners should always be positive, friendly and honest which means it is okay to be picky when choosing a workout partner. There's no day better than today to commit to a workout or exercerise plan. Find a workout partner near you to help you get started!
Weight Loss Buddies play extremely important roles in any successful weight loss program. To accomplish your weight loss goals, you first need a concrete workout regime, a detailed nutrition plan and a steady exercise schedule. Once all these things are in place, you can search for the next valuable addition to your weight loss program - a buddy. A weight loss buddy can help you by offering workout suggestions, providing positive reinforcement, and lifting you up when you get tired or fatigued. You can exchange healthy recipes with your buddy and also voice your concerns about food cravings. A good weight loss buddy makes you accountable for your exercise schedule in a positive, consistent way. Also, if your weight loss buddy has similar goals, you can, in turn, be the support they need. Find weight loss buddies near you today!
Running is often times a solo activity, cherished by many as the only time they get to be alone. When you've grown tired of running in the same solitary circles, find a running partner to inspire you. A running partner can push you to run farther and faster. Challenging yourself day in and day out is a hard task, but with a running partner, you have a built in coach to tell you to, "step it up." Running partners also make great running resources. Find a running partner with similar or more experience than you and you can learn new things about running techniques. A running partner could also be your gym buddy for when the weather is bad; you can run side by side on treadmills. Successful track teams use pack running techniques to motivate and stay at the peak of their performance. Start your own pack of runners today, and find a running partner on FitLink.
Do you need to inspire a workout partner who has lost the exercise love? Here are some quick tips to help your workout partner stay inspired and on the right track:
1) maintain daily contact with your partner, even if there is not a scheduled workout that day,
2) exchange schedules a week in advance, so you can plan ahead,
3) exchange journal entries that allow your partner to voice fears, worries and struggles without being interrupted or prompted,
4) push a little, but not to the point of breaking your workout partner.
Unless you are a hired personal trainer with extensive kinesiology and exercise science knowledge, there is no reason for you to push your partner to limits you don't know they have. However, you want to keep your partner from quitting. Workouts partners have to have a mutual understanding that you are both there to inspire and motivate each other until the very end. If failure is not an option for you and your workout partner, you both will be less likely to give up or get lazy. Remember to stay positive and, most importantly, have fun!
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