3 Reasons We Love Working Out With a Gal Pal
Those who work out together, stay together ;) Karena and I see our exercise time as quality time spent with each other. And sometimes going for a run with your bestie is much more entertaining than hitting the pavement on your own. Social fitness is one of the best things you can do to up your health goals too. A study found that if you link your workout schedule with a pal, you’re more likely to stick to it. #perf
Check out our top three reasons why you should text your bestie about tomorrow’s workout right now!
1. Up your attendance. Sync your morning routine with a friend or coworker to maintain your #fitgoals! It’s much easier to bail on a workout when you’re just showing up for yourself. We like to recruit a family member or pal to stay accountable. Having someone meet you for a morning class or jog will help stop you from hitting that snooze button in the mornin’.
2. Lift your mood while toning. Every workout, Karena and I are constantly breaking out into laughter! When you’re exercising with a pal, laughing is inevitable. It’s just what happens when besties get together! ;) One study even found that laughter can increase endorphins and make the workout seem easier than it is. And guess what? You’re toning all the muscles of your waistline when you laugh! Toned abs AND a good time? Sign us up!
3. Brunch, duh. Every workout is automatically better with a little brunch after. Even if you and your girl are in a hurry, put aside 10 minutes to grab a juice or make a Perfect Fit Smoothie with your gal pal. Not only does it provide extra incentive to push yourself (and your friend!) during the workout, but it also eases you into the day. If your workout lands on a weekend, head to a local healthy breakfast joint and reward yourselves with some bomb brekky and an almond milk latte!
Let’s do this! Classes like cycling, yoga, boot camp, barre or whatever else you and your bestie love to do are great options. Just make sure it fits both of your schedules. Want to work out in the comfort of your own home or office? Try Burn It Up HIIT! You’ll rev your metabolism while toning your entire bod. Or take it to the next level with any of our BODY LOVE workouts! They’re seriously amazing for sculpting every inch of your legs, booty, core, back and arms.
(Photos via Tone It Up)