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4 Tips for Finding a New Workout Buddy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 21, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness

4 Tips for Finding a WorkOut Buddy

If you are struggling to find the motivation you need to make it through your workouts, do not despair. You may be able to find the motivation and support you need with a workout buddy. Workout partners are great to have because they can help you to overcome challenges that you normally would not be able to overcome on your own. Here some suggestions for you to use while you are searching for a new workout partner.

Start With Your Inner Circle

The first place you should look for a new workout buddy is within your inner circle of family and friends. These are people that you are already familiar with so you are less likely to feel awkward or uncomfortable when you tell them about your fitness goals. Next, try placing an ad in the classifieds section of your local newspaper or ask your neighbors or fellow members of your neighborhood watch. Your openness about your fitness goals may encourage and motivate some of your friends, family and colleagues to become your workout partner.

Go Online

The internet has paved the way for people to communicate with each other from anywhere in the world. There are clubs, social media groups, chat rooms, and other avenues for you to use to meet and network with new people regardless of what your goals and interests are. There is no better way for you to find a new workout partner or two than to go online. There are plenty of websites and social groups for you to join that can match you up with like-minded people who are also looking for someone to workout with.

Download Fitness Apps

As technology continues to advance, it seems that each day a new mobile app is launched. Harness the power of your mobile device and use it to your advantage. There are plenty of apps that you can use to keep you accountable and motivated during your workouts. Some apps enable you to keep a daily diary of your fitness stats and accomplishments so that you can share them with others and challenge yourself even more. You can also use apps to network and find new workout buddies that have similar interests as you do.

Join a Gym

Gym memberships are great as they provide you with unlimited access to workout equipment and resources that you normally would not have. They also provide you with the opportunity to enroll in classes, work with personal trainers, and network with other fitness minded individuals.

While the mere idea of searching for a workout buddy may seem like a challenge, it is really quite easy to accomplish once you get started. You’d be surprised at how many potential partners you can find.

24 Responses to 4 Tips for Finding a New Workout Buddy

  1. I’ve joined some Facebook groups to keep motivated.

  2. Liz Mays says:

    I like working out to videos at home. That’s pretty much the only thing I stick with. If I have to leave my house, I just won’t. lol

  3. Corina Ramos says:

    I would rather workout at home too but I would use these tips if I ever decide to join a gym. Thanks for sharing. They apps for just about everything, right?

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. I think I’d ask a close friend or use an app. I’m not one to seek out strangers to spend time with.

  5. Tammy says:

    Online and fitness apps have really helped me stay accountable. I have a lot of good friends that don’t live close by that we cheer each other on through a Facebook group.

  6. Me personally I don’t want a partner to work out. I move at a pace that I like to keep and another person usually doesn’t keep up that drives me crazy!! If I could find someone at more my speed a workout partner would be great!

  7. Kelly says:

    A gym buddy is a great thing to have. I tend to be more accountable if I know someone is paying attention to me and whether I show up to the gym or not. I tend to find someone who already goes to the gym, makes it easy since we both go to the same gym, at the same times.

  8. Karen Jaras says:

    Not able to workout right now, but may even be harder to find a workout partner after breaking my back.

  9. Kait says:

    I find if I have someone to hold me accountable for my workouts I will do them. Great tips to find a buddy!

  10. veronica lee says:

    I prefer to go solo – I rather workout at my own pace. But those are great tips!

  11. Richard Hicks says:

    I would like to find a workout partner. Need the encouragement and motivation

  12. mai tran says:

    Having a work-out buddy would sure encourage me to exercise more. It’s so boring doing it alone.

  13. Julia Rose says:

    Having a workout buddy keeps you motivated. Great tips & idea!

  14. Tania B says:

    These are good tips. I have had luck in the past with searching online and answering craigslist ads – so long as you are careful of course.

  15. Crystal says:

    I know I do much better with my goals when I’m accountable. Having a friend there is just the support I need sometimes to make it to the finish line!

  16. Billie says:

    I have a few fitness apps that I should make more use of.

  17. Jenn says:

    It’s so much easier to achieve goals when you have support, great tips!

  18. HilLesha says:

    There’s nothing more motivating than having a workout buddy. That’s why my husband normally goes to the gym with me.

  19. Raijean says:

    I’ve decided to get one to help me stay accountable. Great tips!

  20. I’m going to try these out to see if I can find a buddy since I need one badly!

  21. Colleen says:

    I have to say I’m one of those people that prefer to work out on my own.

  22. John Thuku says:

    I prefer to be alone when working out. That way I can work out at my pace but these are wonderful tips.

  23. Marcie W. says:

    A dear friend was my workout buddy until she moved to a different state. I still miss her since everything is better with a buddy!