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3 Reasons To Workout With Your Friends - Stronghorn Fitness

3 Reasons To Workout With Your Friends

Getting into a sustainable fitness routine can be downright exhausting. Even if you feel pretty confident in your knowledge of what to do, the commitment to follow through can still be a struggle. And then there’s the dreaded plateau or state of boredom that can derail the best of programs. Joining a fitness group might be the best option to keep you fit, healthy and happy. Here’s why.

The Benefits Of Acountabili-Buddies


#1: Motivation

There’s something special about being in a group of like-minded individuals who share the same drive. When you find yourself surrounded with people who are driven to the same health and fitness goals as you are, you become inspired. Motivated to push through the obstacles and struggles that are sure to come along in both the workout and the over-all journey of progress.


#2: Competition

Even if you don’t consider yourself a competitive person in the true sense of the word, being in a group

workout will still add that little element of competition. You’ll run a little faster if you feel like someone is on your heels. You’ll perform your reps a little better if you feel those around you are doing the same. You’ll try to hold that plank a little longer, just to see if you can be the last to drop. And the great part is, everyone wins and everyone cheers each other on. So even if you feel a little short, you’re still surrounded with support.


#3: Bonding

We call it “bonding through mutual misery”. There’s something to be said about the relationships that are both create and strengthened after a grueling workout. The group as a whole as not only survived at traumatic ordeal, they’ve conquered it, together. This bonding also creates the accountability and support we all need. Your friends and fellow class-mates are counting on you to show up. You feel needed, because you are.


Bonus Workout

Here’s one of my favorite team workouts. Grab 2 of your closest friends and see if you can conquer this beast together.


1 reps, 1 runs (200m), 1 rests

Reps are shared between all 3 players.

100 Kettlebell Dead High Pulls

100 Kettlebell Dead Clean & Squat

100 Sprawl to Kettlebell Dead Clean & Squat

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Coach Joe

Joe holds multiple certifications through nationally accredited sources including, but definitely not limited to; Hardstyle Kettlebell Coach through Dragon Door Publications and Personal Trainer / Sports Performance Enhancement through National Academy of Sports Medicine. Valuing education, he plans on continuing his learning and growth in teaching kettlebells and practical healthy lifestyle changes to promote longevity and vitality to his clients and followers. Voted one of Austin's Best Personal Trainers in the Austin Fit Magazine 2017 Best Of Awards, Joe prides himself on making fitness fun and effective for all clients no matter their fitness level. Even though Joe is one of the top personal trainers in the Austin area, he also works with clients remotely and in group classes. Learn more about him HERE.

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