As Christmas approaches, the spirit of giving and spending time with loved ones (and overeating) can make it harder for people to stay on track with their fitness goals. With the pressures of being a busy professional and the juggling of family obligations, it can be difficult to find a way to stay motivated when you just don’t have the time to exercise. And all the delicious treats and heavy meals associated with the winter holidays don’t help for sure.
It’s one thing to find motivation when things are going well and our life is predictable and following a routine. However, how do you get yourself motivated to stay fit and keep on working out and eating healthy during a period like Christmas? More and more people are realizing how hard it can be to stay on track with their fitness goals.
Luckily for all of us, there’s a simple solution to this problem: getting a fitness partner that can make us accountable. Having another person involved in your health goals can be a great way to minimize collateral damage during the holidays.
How working out with a fitness partner can help you stay on track
It is a popular misconception that staying fit is difficult during the Christmas season. This is because most people are more inclined to eat, drink and enjoy the holidays with their loved ones. However, if you’re truly serious about maintaining your health over the festivities, and would like to stay on track during this period, having a fitness partner can help you in many different ways.
Here are some of the reasons why getting a fitness partner could be a total game changer for you this Christmas!
1- Get more motivation with a fitness partner
When it comes to staying fit, many people are struggling with motivation. And when you are not motivated enough for a workout routine, it can be hard to stick to it. However, there is an easy way to stay motivated that doesn’t require a huge investment – find a fitness partner!
Fitness partners help you push yourself harder during workouts and give you motivation on days when you feel like skipping them. They also provide accountability. And in this digital age where the world has made the process of staying healthy easier than ever, it’s no wonder so many people are turning to fitness partners!
It’s also a good idea to schedule workouts in advance so that you don’t get too busy with your holiday plans and forget about your fitness goals. And if you know you’re meeting your friend or partner for a workout, it’s so much harder to bail out of it with a random excuse!
Last but not least, working out with someone else can create an even greater sense of motivation than working out alone as there’s someone who will watch your back in case you need help or support while going through tough moments.
2- No more boring training routines!
Working out with a partner is not just about burning calories and getting the most from your workout. It can also be a great way to try new techniques and push your limits with another person by your side.
Working out with a fitness partner is not just about doing cardio or lifting weights. It can also be a great way to try out new techniques and push yourself to your limit, or even to explore new disciplines that you’ve been meaning to try out for a while.
For example, what if you’ve always wanted to do yoga but never found the time for it? Or maybe you’ve always felt attracted to boxing or climbing? If your training partner is also curious about these new sports, Christmas can be the best moment to try them out.
3- Set new goals with your buddy’s help
We’ve already talked about how great it is for your fitness partner to encourage you when you’re down, try new workout routines or sports you never found the time for, or just keep you accountable during the holidays. But another key to understanding why getting a fitness partner can be the right move for Christmas is how they can spark your inner competitivity.
After all, if you know there’s somebody who’s working very hard and who’s going to tell you all about it next time you head to the gym together, you won’t want to stay behind! In this sense, your workout partner can be a great asset to push you through that extra squat or bench press, or when you have to say “no” to a particularly tasty Christmas dessert!
That sounds great but, how can I find a workout partner near me?
We know what you might be thinking. Getting a fitness partner sounds like a great way to keep your motivation during the holidays and save you from all the overeating and blanket – and – TV filled afternoons that are so typical during this period. However, what happens if you don’t know anyone who can work out with you and help you stay on track?
Luckily, in this day and age it’s not so hard to find a fitness partner near you, or to meet new people who are into the same sports and disciplines that you are. This is because there are lots of people with similar interests and lifestyle goals in any major city; and they all might be interested in meeting a new workout buddy who can go to the gym with them and keep them accountable.
There are many ways of meeting other people with similar interests and that are into fitness as well. You could simply head out to your local gym or sports center, attend an online event or try to find them on social media. However, now it’s easier than ever to minimize collateral damage during the holidays with a fitness partner, thanks to the Hypefive community.
At Hypefive we’re putting together a community of like minded individuals that value sports and fitness as a key part of their lives. If you’re still struggling to find a workout partner and want to stay on track during Christmas, join us and find you next fitness buddy in our awesome online community!