3 Reasons Your Workout Buddies are Your Besties

3 Reasons Your Workout Buddies are Your Besties

By Malia Warren
Embarking on a fitness journey is not just about breaking a sweat; it's a shared experience that transcends the confines of the gym.  


No matter how you cut it, there is a profound connection between fitness and friendship. Your workout partners become more than just companions in the pursuit of health; they become your greatest allies, pushing you to new heights both physically and emotionally.  



Here are 3 reasons why your workout buddies are your besties:


1) They understand the grind.


We all have them, the friend that makes you feel guilty for missing another Happy Hour, or excusing yourself from a slice of cake. The ones who, though we love them, just don't get it


Well, your sweat buddies understand, and got your back.

You may tell yourself that you’re not in the gym to “make friends” or be social, but let’s be honest: your gym buddies will see you at your best and your worst – and still want to be friends with you despite the level stink you project.


If you’re in the gym, barre studio, cycling class, or otherwise working out outside an hour a day a few times a week, you kinda get to know people.

Whether you roll outta bed for a 5 AM class, or speed home during rush hour for the 5 PM class, there are others there who did the exact same thing.


You might’ve passed up on some extra zzz’s, or traded spell check on that last email for the ability to skip extra burpees for being late.

The early mornings, the challenging reps, the victories, and the setbacks – they've been there alongside you. The shared understanding of the grind creates a unique bond, a silent agreement that says, "We're in this together."

When the weights get heavy or the miles get long, there's comfort in knowing that your besties are sweating it out by your side.


Having people in your life that understand your grind is critical to your success.


2) They tell is like it is.

You Got This. Push Harder. Ten more seconds. Looking SO strong.


"You're finishing this whether you like it or not." Not something you typically hear outside the gym right?

Honesty is a cornerstone of any solid friendship, and your workout buddies are no exception. They won't sugarcoat the truth, especially when it comes to your fitness journey.


Whether it's encouraging you to push harder or celebrating your P.R.'s with you, their candid feedback is a priceless asset. 

I know I can rely on my gym buddies to give me that extra push to get past any physical/mental block, and go just a little bit harder…on the gym floor and in life.




3) They see you at your worst (and best)

Get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.

Because your gym partners will see you sweat more than any of your high school besties ever did.

They might see you puke, cry out in pain, or push yourself harder than you’ve ever been pushed. Your workout buddies witness the moments when you're gasping for breath, pushing through self-doubt, or achieving personal bests.

There is no substitute for sharing that level of vulnerability with someone. Sharing these highs and lows creates a deep camaraderie. Whether you know it or not, they're active participants in your journey. 

Sure we can’t force you to be best friends with your gym mates but it’s probably already happening without you knowing it.

What is more exciting than a PR!?

Sharing it with your gym buddies! They know how far you’ve come to get to that level and they understand, and feel your triumph.



Have you found your besties at the gym? Be sure to share this with your bestie and let them know you appreciate them on Best Friends Day, June 8th!

 If you have any questions or you would like to be a guest blogger, please email us at blog@liftingthedream.com



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Malia is the force behind Lifting the Dream and a proud mompreneur. When she's not lifting heavy weights, she's probably at the beach or Disney with her family. She is a Cali girl born and raised, with salt water in her veins and sunshine in her heart. She and her family now reside in Florida soaking up the sun, heat, and all the amazing outdoor activities this state has to offer.




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