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3/22/13 8:49 P

Alone. For whatever odd reason whenever I work out with someone else I don't push myself as hard and I don't focus as much

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3/22/13 8:41 P

I prefer a friend

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3/22/13 8:14 P


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3/22/13 7:53 P

both with friends and alone

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3/22/13 7:50 P

It depends on what I am doing. I prefer to run alone and I love group fitness classes with my friends.

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3/22/13 7:48 P


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3/22/13 7:29 P

morning workout with roomie. walk alone. love both.

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3/22/13 7:25 P

I end working out a lone

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3/22/13 7:07 P


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3/22/13 7:06 P


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3/22/13 6:33 P

1 day per week with a personal trainer. The rest I work out alone.

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3/22/13 6:10 P

My preference would be to work out with a friend, but other than walking with my dogs, I usually work out alone. It's just more convenient than trying to match schedules with somebody else.

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3/22/13 5:54 P


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3/22/13 4:17 P

it depends.

I take spin classes and tabata.

I also ride my bike, run, walk or climb bleachers on my own. And I do a Pilates workout at home.

Sometimes DH and I go to the gym together, but we are usually each doing our own thing.

I think the idea behind having a workout buddy is you have somebody to hold you accountable. And somebody to coax you into exercising when you try to make excuses. Most of my workout buddies end up backing out on me. So I try my best to hold myself accountable.

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 3/22/2013 (16:20)

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3/22/13 3:38 P

I workout alone and I love it!


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3/22/13 2:57 P

SPRYTE - I have pretty much the same outlook as you - I wouldn't use the word hate when describing how I feel working out with others, but I just don't do it because of all of those reasons. If they can't go it's easy to skip, not going at the same pace, having to coordinate schedules. I like going for walks with people, but I wouldn't do it as a primary exercise.

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3/22/13 2:52 P

I walk with Hubby. Fun!!!

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3/22/13 2:21 P

i workout alone but id rather workout with someone

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3/22/13 2:15 P

I've been working out with my daughter and it's been helpful for both of us.

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3/22/13 1:58 P

I don't like anyone to watch me work out

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3/22/13 1:19 P

I prefer to work out alone.

I have friends... hahaha but I'm taller than most of my friends therefore walking together is not fun because they dont walk as fast as me. I walk comfortably at 4mph. Running though, some of them do 10k runs while I only do 5k so different story.

Exercising with weights - well I have a small apartment so there's only room for me to move around and stink it up.

I've also read everywhere that it's recommended to work out with friends - but I disagree. I am very disciplined so I can certainly go it alone, and do.

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3/22/13 1:14 P

Everything I read ALWAYS says workout with a friend.

I HATE working out/walking with a friend. (well... walking for fitness... I totally don't mind walking around the mall or something like that) It's just another thing to coordinate. Also... for walking... I walk to my specific music... I don't want to chat... or try to keep up with someone else... or lag so they can keep up with me... Also... if your buddy is running late or can't workout... it's too easy to just say, "well, I'll just skip too" Alone, I go on my schedule, at my pace.

How about you? Does working out with a friend work for you? Or do you prefer to go it alone?

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