Very often, people feel that they would have gone to the gym if they had company. Many people find it more comfortable and motivating to workout or exercise with a partner or a friend because not only does it push them to get out of bed and hit the gym, but also strengthens their bond with the person.

Working out with a partner or a friend can be really fun and so many Bollywood celebrities working out with their buddies is proof of that. Kartina Kaif with Alia Bhatt, and Aditya Roy Kapur with Siddharth Malhotra have a gala time at the gym working out together respecitively. However, almost all of us can stand testimony to the fact that our friends have had our backs, even if our partners have failed to. So when you have to choose a gym partner, why not take your best friend?

Accountability – hence regular workouts!

When you make plans to workout with a friend, you are more likely to go to the gym and actually work out regularly. You cannot bail out of it and get away with it. This leads you to be regular at the gym and hence lose weight easily and be healthy!

Reduced costs

You may get a very good deal when both of you enrol yourself for a gym membership, a tennis training or any similar exercise or workout plan. This can help you get the same membership for a much cheaper price and also give you the company of your friend. Win-win!

Social needs

Believe it or not, a person has certain social needs that he needs to fulfil while working out too. Social interaction keeps you motivated and helps you on days that you do not feel like sweating it out by helping you pass time, take breaks, and just get through the day.

More fun

Exercise can be really fun when you do it with your friend. It is accompanied by laughter, fun and busts stress – something really important for anyone in this age and time. The effects of exercise can also increase if you couple it with laughter and reduced stress.

Stronger bond

Though this effect is obvious, the reasons are not. Working out together is not just another exercise you do together. When you work out with each other and help and support each other during the exercises, you build a relationship of trust and having each other's backs. This can help strengthen the relationship.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.