5 Ways to Be a Good Gym Buddy
May 24, 2023 • By Olivia Marjorae
Simple ways to support and uplift your #SweatSister!
When hitting the gym feels like a challenge, having a friend by your side can make all the difference! There’s nothing like having a supportive buddy cheering you on during workouts. But remember, being a good gym buddy means nurturing your relationship and giving as much as you receive. Don’t worry. Whether looking for a new gym buddy or aiming to level up your existing partnership, these five tips will help you rock your workouts together and build an unbreakable fitness bond.
Oh, and join the #SweatSisterhood or attend an upcoming sweat event, if you’re looking for a new gym buddy!
1. Be Considerate
Time is a valuable gift. Just as you share your time with your workout companion, they share theirs with you. So show your appreciation by asking about their schedule and being considerate of their gym needs. Remember, it’s all about teamwork!
We all have those days when we’re not feeling our best, and that’s okay! Even fitness enthusiasts have their “off days.” So, if your gym buddy is under the weather or is not up for a workout, respecting their wishes and offering understanding is important. Let’s be supportive and extend grace on those days. After all, we’re in this together!
2. Spot Them
Ensuring safety during a workout is crucial, so make sure that you have your gym buddy’s back when it comes to certain workouts. When you see them hitting the weight rack for some heavy lifting, stand behind them while they lift so that you can lighten their load if necessary. Or when you see them hitting the treadmill at a new speed, stand beside them so that you can relieve them if need be.
3. Pack For Two
When packing your gym bag, don’t forget to think about your trusty workout partner! It’s always a great idea to have some extra essentials on hand, just in case your gym buddy needs them. From an extra towel to stay fresh, an extra bottle of water for hydration, a granola bar to fuel their energy, or even a jump rope for a cardio boost, you’ll be ready to save the day!
Believe us, there will come a time when your buddy will appreciate these thoughtful gestures. So, be the hero with a well-stocked gym bag, and be prepared for any workout adventure that comes your way. Your gym buddy will thank you for having their back!
4. Encourage and Motivate
Give your gym buddy the same encouragement and motivation that you’d want! Count their reps and let them know they’re performing well. Hold them accountable for their goals and help them track their progress.
5. Recognize Their Wins
When your gym buddy is crushing it and achieving those gains or reaching a new personal record on the elliptical, don’t let their victories go unnoticed! It’s essential to acknowledge and cheer them on for their accomplishments, no matter how big or small. We all know that hitting the gym takes dedication and hard work, so a genuine compliment and recognition can make their efforts even more rewarding!
Who’s your go-to gym buddy? Share this article with them and let them know you appreciate them!