When you are working towards your physical and mental goals sometimes motivation can be hard to come by. The daily challenges and barriers between you and getting to the gym or going out to exercise can prevent improvements. But, with the help of a training partner or group, it can become easier to motivate yourself to get out and work towards your goals. The benefits of training partners start with accountability then creating habits, building mental health support systems, and creating connections.
Accountability with a Training Partner
Keeping each other accountable is often the best way to make a change in life. It is typical of human nature to set a goal and work towards it for a period of time but often get busy and do not complete enough work to build a habit. The key is to find a partner, trainer, group of friends, or team and make each other accountable for healthy living.
I refer to this aspect of training as a ‘social circuit’. As you continue to stay on track of your goals with another person it results in an easier chance of creating a habit. The cycle of working towards something together not only builds physical strength but mental strength as well.
Benefits of Training Partners, Movement in Mental and Physical Health
Strength in mental health and resilience is important to our daily life. The connection between physical movement and mental health is purely another reason to challenge a friend and start moving. Life is too short to let our physical fitness or mental health slow us down. With a ‘social circuit,’ we can make the change by building strength in numbers.