Make Exercise a Friendly Affair

The old saying “there’s power in numbers” certainly holds true when it comes to exercising with a group. Working out with others keeps you accountable, motivated and supported — plus it’s fun!

1. Accountability

It’s hard to skip out on your workout and stay in bed when your friends are counting on you. So lace up your shoes, hit the gym and enjoy the social time while you work out.

2. Motivation

It’s easier to stay motivated when you work out with friends. Share your health goals to keep on track and stay focused.

3. Support

This is key, especially when you hit a plateau or your workouts start to become challenging. The support of friends can give you that “who hoo” you need to push through.

4. Fun

Turn your solo workouts into a social experience. Exercising with a group can make your workouts more interesting and build connections. No matter your fitness routine, join a group to help reach your fitness goals. Remember, that’s what friends are for!

Don’t know where to start? Try joining an American Heart Association walking club.

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