Why a Workout Buddy Makes a Difference and How a Trainer Can Help

Why a Workout Buddy Makes a Difference and How a Trainer Can Help

Did you know that an average adult should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity every week? The CDC confirms that exercise is among the most realistic ways of achieving overall health. How often do you sweat it out in the gym or on the tracks? 

Exercise provides an opportunity to push your body beyond average limits. However, when training alone, achieving consistent gains can often be a challenge. Training alongside a buddy or a professional trainer is the ultimate psych booster in your exercise regime. 

If you haven’t tried exercising with a workout buddy, then you’re yet to harness the full benefits of having an accountability partner in your fitness routine. Could you be wondering what benefits a workout buddy can harness for you to reap maximum benefits? Here, we let in on the value of having a workout partner on board. 


Let’s face it; we all have that blah day where you want to lazy around and do nothing. If you aren’t careful, these blah days could affect how you keep up with your exercise regime. If you often hit the gym solo, overcoming the lethargy and showing up even when you don’t feel like it is hard.

This is why most people appreciate the role of a workout buddy in a bid to ensure accountability. It’s hard to make random decisions to cancel a workout session when you have a training partner on board. Accountability means that there’s someone on your neck, pushing you to try harder. 

Suppose you want to embark on a journey towards consistent growth in your fitness journey, it’s best to consider working with a fitness buddy. Our services include an online workout buddy who can help you build fitness and remain accountable from the comfort of your home.


Everybody desires a cheerleader in life. Even in your fitness journey, you need a workout partner who can motivate you to push your limits. When training, there’re many instances where you’ll wish to give up. 

The workout buddy’s role in such times is to offer you the moral support to push your body more. When you have someone by your side to push and encourage you, it becomes easy to scale through your fitness journey with ease. 

Motivation is an important part of your fitness regime. This is more so considering that your ability to train depends more on your mental power than your physical strength. In our team, you can find a workout buddy to help you in the process of achieving fitness. 

Friendly Competition

Nothing gets you out of your comfort zone more than some friendly competition. There’s no better way to work around your fitness routine than having a workout buddy as a competitor. You end up pushing your limits more in a bid to keep up or beat the competition. 

Have you been feeling a little under the weather in your workout regime? Maybe all you need is to bring on board an experienced training buddy to bring in a little competition. The thrill that comes with having a competitor makes your workout sessions more meaningful and rewarding. 

Having a Workout, Buddy Is Safer 

Gym-related accidents are more common than most people think. The outcome can be devastating in case such accidents happen when alone. Whether you are out running or in the park doing your stretches, a simple sprain of the ankle or a slip could become an awful scenario if you don’t manage the situation soon enough. 

When you have a workout friend, you are sure that they’ll be the first respondents in case of a potential accident. If you’re a fan of weights, having a training buddy in your corner will help minimize the risk of injury, especially when lifting heavier weights.

If you have ever felt like dropping a weight halfway into a rep, then you know how important it is to have a training partner with you at all times. When you have an experienced training partner as a workout buddy, your safety won’t suffer compromise. Here’re more ways to ensure safety when training

Exposure to Variety 

One way to ensure that you build your fitness levels is to have a combination of workout routines. Fitness, just like any other field, is progressive. If you wish to ensure consistent growth in your workout routine, it will make perfect sense to have a person who has gone before you in terms of fitness.

Most workout buddies understand a wide range of workouts that can help you introduce variety in your training journey. You may also encounter machines and equipment in the gym that you may not be familiar with, whether you are a novice or seasoned in your workout regime. 

A workout buddy might have more experience and exposure in the gym than you. As such, this will help you learn how to use gym equipment without having to worry about making mistakes. Further, a workout buddy can also share their experiences in mixing up workout strategies to your advantage.  

Helps Keep Your Workout Technique in Check  

While you may be a hard worker in your workouts, it takes technique to achieve the desired ends. However, alone, it may be impossible to execute some techniques. A workout buddy will be the best person to help you keep your workout technique in check. 

Ensure that you partner with a workout buddy who has been in the game longer to help you get the workout process better. 

It’s Time to Get Yourself a Workout Buddy

Working out involves more than just showing up. You need to regularly revive your motivation, ensure safety in your workout regimes, and sustain the right techniques. 

Achieving all these can be hard when working alone. It takes the presence of a workout partner to ensure that you get the best out of your workout schedules.

Are you looking to heighten your workout and achieve the best out of your fitness journey? It might be the best time to consider a workout buddy to help you in your quest to achieve more. 

If you are looking for information on fitness and an experienced workout buddy to partner with, then your search is over. Contact us for group and personal training classes at any time.

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Holly Bosman

About Holly Bosman

Proud mom of 3 kids. Certified as a personal trainer and in Silver Sneakers. I enjoy gardening, running and reading. 

I love that my job gives me the opportunity to change people’s lives and help them achieve their goals!

Alex Wagner

About Alex Wagner

My name is Alex. I first was introduced to fitness after losing 110 lbs in high school. From there I enlisted into the marine cops where I operated heavy equipment but also coached overweight marines to get back into standard. Now I do competitive powerlifting but also coach all walks of life to find their own healthy lifestyles.

Director of Personal Training
Certifications: ISSA Personal Trainer
Experience: 3 years
Specialities: Weight loss, Strength training, Lifestyle nutrition

Nahjerrelle Graves

about Nahjerelle Graves

Fitness is Practice for life. From my 6 years of experience & combined with being an athlete for over 10 years, fitness is the closest you will get to immediate self-reflection. When the going gets tuff, who will you be for you?!

Certifications: ISSA, Expert rating, IFTA, AMP
Experience: 6 Years of training experience; former College Athlete
Specialities: Athletic Training/Muscle Gain -Total Body Training/Weight Loss

Gavin Anglin

About Gavin Anglin

Gavin is a very professional and hard-working personal trainer and nutrition consultant. His passions are faith, family friends, fitness and food. He works hard to help others achieve the highest levels of health and well-being possible.

Gavin graduated from Appalachian State University in the spring of 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food. He also just recently completed the Dietetic Internship and graduate certificate program in nutrition with North Carolina Central University in Durham in the spring of 2023 to become a Registered Dietitian.

Certifications: ACEPersonal Trainer, AHA Basic Life Support training, BA in Food & Nutrition (Dietetics), NDTRs.
Experience: 6 years as Personal Trainer, 3 years NDTRs
Specialities: Lifestyle nutrition

Wanda Williams

About Wanda Williams

Hi! My name is Wanda Williams. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Fuel Fitness family.

My class is OnBeat. We do more than just dance! My class gives you an opportunity to express yourself and be a part of an awesome community without judgment. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Melissa Boorse

About Melissa Boorse

My name is Melissa. I am the Group Fitness coordinator. I have been teaching Group fitness for 8+ years. I started out as a Concept 2 Row instructor. I then began teaching indoor Cycle and now can teach a multitude of formats. I enjoy not only being a group fitness instructor, but I also enjoy the people in the classes. I love how they/we become friends and encourage one another, challenge each other, and help hold each other accountable.

Becoming an instructor has helped me to love and enjoy working out. I have now started road biking and hiking which is something I never thought I would ever enjoy doing. Getting into regular physical activity and healthy habits can lead to so many more activities, which makes life so much more enjoyable.

Abby Rex

About Abby Rex

My name is Abby and I’m a Licensed Recreational Therapist and a Certified Silver Sneakers Instructor.

I’ve worked for thirty years in Nursing Homes/Rehab Facilities and as a Silver Sneaker Instructor for eight years. Being with older adults is my jive and has always been even as a young girl.

My husband and I enjoy traveling, camping, and hiking. I’m glad to be a part of the Fuel Team!

Ryan Mitchell

About Ryan Mitchell

My name is Ryan and I love spending time with my dogs and wife.

I have been training clients for 18 years and am certified through NASM. I have recently completed a 14-month schooling/mentorship with a DR of physical therapy to become an active life professional.

An ALP is someone who offers education, and customized exercise programs based on comprehensive assessment and mentorship.

Trisha Marsh

About Trish Marsh

I started my personal fitness journey in 2017 when I lost 40 pounds in less than 2 months with diet and exercise. I made it my mission to help others the way I helped myself.

Certifications: Fitour Personal Training, Yoga, Group Fitness
Experience: 5 years
Specialities: HIIT, Cardio Dance Fitness, Pilates, Senior Fitness

Hal Roberts

About Hal Roberts

Hal is a transplant from Austin, TX. His training focuses on building a solid Mind-To-Muscle connection, mastering form, and building strength for a healthy active life.
Certifications: NASM CPT, USA Swim, USA Gymnastics
Experience: NASM CPT – 1 year; Swim – 15 years
Specialities: Functional strength training/ Fitness; Healthy aging

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Sonya Bryd

About Sonya Bryd

Sonya Byrd is a yoga instructor with a 200-hour certification. She has four years of experience teaching yoga flow, power yoga and deep stretch.

What she loves most about teaching is the connections made with members. She enjoys the opportunity to let members know that they are enough and are created with a purpose.

Maci Maund

About Maci Maund

Hey everyone! My name is Maci and I am very passionate about fitness and nutrition. I am a college student studying exercise science with hope to pursue a career in holistic medicine.

I am super excited to have the opportunity to instruct Row and Knockout here at Fuel.

Michelle Morton

About Michelle Morton

Hi, I’m Michelle and I have been teaching fitness classes for a little over 10 years. I love teaching in a group setting because it’s motivating to be surrounded by like-minded people and it fosters healthy competition.

Watching members go from a group of people who do not know each other when starting out, to growing into a family and people who care about one another is the best feeling.

I love watching people improve over time and helping them fall in love with moving their bodies and exercising. My goal is to make fitness FUN!

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Originally from London, England I came to America with an athletic scholarship for swimming as well as to complete two bachelor of science degrees in Exercise Science and Sport Management.

During my time in college, I completed a Personal Training certification and also became a corrective exercise specialist. Since graduating in 2020 I have also become a certified nutrition coach. All certifications through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM).

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