Did you know working out with a partner has been proven to make your workout more intense, effective and fun? Whether or not you’re a competitive person, working out with a partner will help to push you to go harder, move faster and smile more. At SmartFit, the partner workout is designed to make sure both EMS users get the maximum out of their 20-minute workout and have fun while doing it. Here are 5 reasons you should consider working out with your significant other, sibling, parent or BFF:

#1 Results

One of the first issues people have with reaching their fitness goals is actually getting the workout done regularly. A study published in the Annals of Behavioural Medicine found that when a group of women were assigned a partner to train with, their workouts were longer and they had improved performance!

Have you ever heard of the Kohler effect? It is a phenomenon that occurs when a person works harder as a member of a group than when working alone. Whether or not you’re a competitive person, it is human nature to increase your performance when working out with a partner.

#2 Support

Studies show that people who surround themselves with a social support network have more motivation and achieve their goals more often.

During partner workouts, it is fun to push each other to the next level, laugh with each other and just be spending time together. Supporting each other through each and every exercise.

#3 Accountability

Speaking of support, having a scheduled partner workout will help keep both of you accountable. You will rely on one another to show up and get it done. You will be less likely to cancel your workout because you don’t want to let your partner down!

#4 Dietary Support

As with any workout plan, a good diet is the backbone. You have to fuel yourself with all of the nutrients you need to create energy so you can train hard, and you have to stay in your calorie deficit so you can burn the fat!

If you and your partner commit to exercising together, you can work on your diets together too. You can grab a healthy meal pre or post workout or help each other meal prep. Having someone to hold you accountable for your workouts and diet is the best way to ensure you reach your fitness goals.

#5 Better Relationship

It’s a well-known fact that exercising releases endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that play an important part in your body’s ability to manage pain and experience pleasure. After releasing these hormones, you will be more relaxed and euphoric and therefore more likely to

There is also a phenomenon called “mimicry”. This is characterized by matching body language and non-verbal communication. Regularly training with a partner will increase this and those who mimic tend to have stronger emotional bonds.

  1. P-Curve Analysis of the Köhler Motivation Gain Effect in Exercise Settings: A Demonstration of a Novel Technique to Estimate Evidential Value Across Multiple Studies.
  2. https://www.britannica.com/science/Kohler-effect