Love your body – Exercising with a loved one can boost results by up to 70%!

Burn It Fitness offers group exercise classes all over Scotland. Everyone receives their first session free and you can bring along a few friends to try it out too!
Statistics show that exercising with a friend or loved one increases your chances of achieving your goals by up to70%!
Here are the top 5 reasons it’s likely to help!

Burn It Fitness offers group exercise classes all over Scotland. Everyone receives their first session free and you can bring along a few friends to try it out too!
Statistics show that exercising with a friend or loved one increases your chances of achieving your goals by up to70%!
Here are the top 5 reasons it’s likely to help!

1. Time is sped up!

Working out with a friend or family member can make your workout time go by much more quickly. When you work out alone, it’s easy to watch the clock and feel the time drag by. Having that feeling of dread can make it harder for you to summon the motivation to exercise. When you’re able to chat with a workout partner and catch up on each other’s lives as you exercise, the time will fly by and become an occasion to which you can look forward.

2. You likely won’t cancel

When you answer to no one but yourself, it can become a habit to cancel a workout after a long, busy day because you feel tired or because you feel that it’s a waste of time. You may think that cancelling one workout won’t hurt you, but if you cancel even one session, it can be more difficult to get back into the habit because you may decrease your endurance. If your workout partner is counting on you to be there for an exercise session, you’ll be less likely to cancel.

3. You can make it work when both busy

Another reason you may not meet your fitness goals on your own is that you can’t find the time. If you have to arrange a babysitter while you work out, for example, or you can’t imagine having to cook a dinner before or after your workout session, it can become easy to cancel the workout. However, if you have a workout partner, you can coordinate your schedules. You can both share a babysitter or you can take turns cooking for each other and/or both families.

4. You’ll be Bolstered by Outside Perspective

It’s difficult to view yourself objectively. When it comes to your fitness progress, you may not notice how your strength and endurance is improving or that you’ve lost fat or gained muscle tone over time. Your partner can view you more objectively and remind you of your progress so far. Having that validation can help bolster your self-esteem and keep your motivation levels high.

5. You Can Celebrate Your Successes

Celebrating your progress alone isn’t as much fun as it is with a partner. You and your partner can set goals for yourselves and celebrate every few weeks after you’ve met those goals with a romantic meal, cinema visit or bottle of wine at home.
Dump them.
Of course, there is the possibility that your workout partner can be a negative influence on your fitness progress if you choose someone who doesn’t respond to your encouragement, belittles your progress and won’t commit. Search until you find a competent, positive partner for your fitness regimen. If your partner isn’t your workout partner, you could always dump them and find another? Too harsh? You decide.

Here are a few ideas to try with a partner or loved one…

• Try a class together that you might be too intimidated to try on your own.
• Embrace the great outdoors with a Burn It sessions or go on weekly hikes at nearby landmarks.
• Buy his and hers bikes and head out for a cycle.
• Go for a jog together.

Burn It Director, Paul Duffy says:Try some home workouts. These work well if substituted with a time you would normally drain energy watching TV or snacking on bad foods. Try doing 10 minutes of some abs and core work in the evenings. This is an achievable and sustainable concept and could be done Monday-Friday in the comfort of your own home. Planking whilst the advert of your favourite programme is on or doing some squats as you wait on the kettle boil are examples of maximising the time you have