Benefits of Exercising With Other People

If you’ve never worked out in a fitness facility or worked out with friends, you might be missing a whole host of benefits.

For starters, a fitness center is a great way to pick up that class that you wouldn’t get to on your own and helps build key muscles or strength areas—say, a weight-focused class for runners. And classes that are at fitness centers are also guided by people who are trained in that area, so they want to ensure that you perform the steps or use the equipment in the correct way.

And working with people—some of whom you may already know, some of whom you might make friends with while you’re at the gym—is a great way to keep you motivated and to keep pushing yourself to remain competitive and build a healthier you.

Need more convincing? The information in this graphic can persuade you.

Better with Friends: Benefits of Working Out with Other People