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Why working out in pairs is the best thing ever

Surely you’ve been there: you decided to exercise and get yourself into shape again, only to realize just how much you hate that solitary, and often boring, process, that lonesome routine that can quickly become your nightmare. If only you could make it, well, a bit more interesting, and less of a chore. Well, maybe you can.

Have you ever tried to – work out in pairs? With a gym buddy, or your boyfriend, girlfriend, your partner? It’s February, the Month of Love, and it makes perfect sense to talk about all kinds of relationships and partnerships, and all kinds of love. Especially since you have to learn to love workout in order to stick with it and reach your goals.

Exercising in pairs has several benefits and advantages, including:

Increased motivation 

Having a workout partner can motivate you to stick to an exercise routine and exercise plan. You’ll be less likely to quit, and you might even introduce an element of game playing or healthy competition.

Social support 

Exercising with a friend or a partner can make the experience more enjoyable. It is well known that the company makes you calmer, even if you don’t say a word to each other. Unless you want to.

Fun and variety

Working out with a partner can provide opportunities for exercise variety and can help prevent boredom. You will be less likely to fall into a rut, and even if you somehow do, someone will be there to help you get out of it.

Improved performance

Exercising with a partner can provide opportunities for friendly competition and can lead to improved performance and results. You will simply push yourself harder, whether to keep up or lead.


Working out with a partner can increase safety, especially with exercises that require a spotter or working with heavy weights. You’ll be less likely to get injured, especially since your partner can comment on your form.

As you can see, exercising in pairs can make any and all physical activity more fun, engaging, and effective. Whether you’re exercising together outside, breaking a sweat in the gym, the benefits are immediately felt. Now, all you have to do is try not to let competitiveness endanger your relationship!

Exercise and active lifestyle in general will help keep the knee joint lubricated through production of synovial fluid. The loss of synovial fluid – the body’s natural joint lubricant – is the “knee pain” most people feel when exercising or trying to be physically active. So, don’t forget: if the workout puts stress on your knee joints, and you feel pain or discomfort, go see your doctor – and try the LUBRICEN® Knee Patch. The patch will help your body produce synovial fluid and keep the pain away.

All you have to do now is find that perfect gym buddy or exercise partner and see where the relationship takes you!