When it comes to your health and fitness training with a trainer, one other person or a group of people will increase your success and likelihood of achieving your goals. One study found that 95% of people who started a weight loss program with a friend completed the entire program compared to 76% who completed it on their own.
Here are three reasons why you should add in some sessions with friends, a trainer or group classes to your weekly routine:
Working out with others improves consistency because it involves commitment. You have other people relying on you and expecting you to turn up. It's easy to snooze your alarm or talk yourself out of it when it's for yourself- with others it isn't so easy. If you missed one less session a week that is 52 sessions a year. This could have a big impact on your results over a 12-month period.
Training with a group can improve your mood, boost endorphins and include you in part of a team. Having a great group of people training with you not only makes you feel good but makes the experience more positive. This increases the likelihood of you consistently turning up. It is key that you enjoy the exercise you are doing each week as this will ensure you will stick to it long term and make it part of your lifestyle.
- Increased Intensity
Working out with others or in a group setting may help you push past your comfortable threshold you sit at when working out alone. This could be in length of session, intensity and diversity of exercises and movements. Having others working hard around you can also lead to positive competitiveness making you want to push that extra bit harder.
At Vision we are all about community, accountability and having fun together. Weekly 1:1 sessions with a trainer mixed with group training and a few solo sessions is the perfect mix to ensure you hit your goals, have fun, enjoy the journey and set you up for success!
*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.