When the words “training buddy” appear, does your mind conjure up the image of a specific person you regularly train with? Well, if you’re lucky enough to have friends who are on the same fitness journey as you, then make sure you treasure them! This is because they’re probably the best friends you will ever have.
Apart from the fact that you and your training buddies are all working towards getting into the best shape ever, we’re pretty sure that you’re also able to hang out and have fun together even outside the gym. Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Reasons Why Your Training Buddies Are Also Your Best Friends:
1) They make workouts extra fun
Research has found that people enjoy exercise more when they’re with friends, as compared to when they work out alone. Well, if you think about it, activities are usually more fun when you’ve got good company. Hence, it comes as no surprise that you will genuinely enjoy the time you spend with your training buddies in the gym and vice versa! As a result, you will all be extra motivated to hit the gym on a regular basis.
2) They’re your personal cheerleaders
While you may have other supportive friends who don’t work out with you, what sets your training buddies apart is the fact that they understand your fitness and training goals on a much deeper level – and they’re always rooting for you. Besides being your personal cheerleaders, they will also push you and challenge you to go beyond your limits, simply because they want you to succeed. The best part is that when you compete with each other, it’s the healthy kind of competition that spurs you on to do better rather than tear you down.
3) They’re there for you at your lowest points
Like all things in life, you will face setbacks and obstacles during your martial arts journey. After all, nothing is truly smooth sailing. However, your training buddies will always have your back and be there to fight for you, even when you feel like you cannot fight for yourself. The best part about this is that they’re not only in your corner at the ring or gym but in your life as well. Hence, you will be able to count on them to be there for you even during life’s toughest moments.
4) And they’re there for your highest points too
Apart from being there for you at your lowest points, your training buddies will also celebrate your victories with you – be it making it through that extra strength & conditioning class or earning your next BJJ stripe. After all, you are also there to do the same for them when they break new personal records or overcome their obstacles. Although not everyone will understand you and your achievements, there’s no doubt that your training buddies can relate and genuinely feel happy to watch you succeed.
5) They’ll never drift too far away from you
Some friends might get caught up with their jobs, relationships, and life in general. Hence, you might end up drifting apart from them – whether you notice or not. That’s not going to happen with your training buddies though because you will always carve out time to clock in a workout. This means you will consistently get to spend quality time with them and even hang out before or after your training session. What’s more, the bonds that are created in the gym are unbreakable, and the friends that you train with are friends for life. After all, friends who train together, stay together.
Now that you know how awesome your training buddies truly are, give them a hug and take a moment to appreciate all that they’ve been through with you – and of course, make more happy memories together!