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10/24/2020 TODAY'S TIP

Get a Workout Buddy

People exercise for an average of 34 minutes longer with a friend than they do when they hit the gym solo, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.
And the longer you sweat, the more quickly you'll reach your goals!
Having someone you are responsible to insures that even on those, "I don't wanna get outta bed days," you will to assist and encourage your workout buddy.
There is another asset. Apres-workout!
Those of us who ski, even those Snow-Bunnies & Snow-Hares, know very well that part of the skiing experience is STOPPING. Pulling up in a big fluffy chair, in front of a roaring fire place, with a grog or three.
Well after our regular workout that same R&R is necessary to settle our muscles and nerves, communicate with like-minded friends, have a beverage or two, and just laugh & socialize. That BIG FLUFFY HUG that say ya' did good.
So where are these miracle workers. Here are two links, you can quickly read on the dreadmill, that will provide some direction in finding your workout buddy.

A side note: Due to the pandemic many gyms are closed. My Daughter-in-Law has what I think is a brilliant idea to over come that hurdle. And maintain her workout buddy communications. (And most of her ideas are brilliant. Just sayin')
SKYPE, ZOOM, MEETINGS, And other teleconference web platforms.
She and her two buddies "Conf." from "home", or wherever they are set to workout. Then during the workout they continue to offer encouragement to each other to at least finish their 45.
Apres-Workout usually consist of a healthy replenishing snack, a few drinks & "Gossip & Giggles" (their term not mine). After some "OURS" time they all log off and return to whatever is the lockdown/isolation normal of the moment. Report
DRAGONFLY631
Thanks. I joined a group Report
A buddy sounds like a potentially good idea. Report
I am looking for an online buddy to help me stay motivated! I am a teacher, wife, and mother of 3 kids. I currently live in Georgia, but grew up in New York. Report
We have a new pup and she walks with me Report
looking for workout partner to walk and go to the gym in Cape coral Fl. Report
I clicked the "Community" tab and found no such thing as a "Buddy Finder". Is this article outdated? Report
My walking buddy had 4 paws but passes away a couple of months ago. We will be getting another dog after we heal from our loss Report
TRISHALACKIN
I have about 90lbs to lose. Looking for someone to share accountability and share struggles and successes with.
If you're interested let me know! Report
hello
I live in Richmond Hill NY and work in Manhattan, I looking a walking or a work out partner.
I love to walk in the city, just drop me a line if any one is interested!
Paulette
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Hi, I'm in Shreveport, Louisiana and looking for a walking buddy. Maybe even some stretches. I'm female in mid 50's and have about 50 pounds to lose. I am located conveniently to two walking tracks. Report
I live near Pasadena CA (just outside Los Angeles). I would especially like a walking buddy for morning walks. I haven't found one. Most of my connections seem to peter out quickly as have my couple of SP buddies on line.

Looking for someone probably retired who really wants to do this - not just pay lip servcie to the idea. Report
Naples Florida friend and fitness buddy just starting out ....long road ahead Report
Looking for an exercise buddy, I'm 50 and live in Brandon, FL. I work full time. Report
H-DIZZLE
I'm looking for a female work out buddy who understands my schedule...graveyard swing and day shift. I also have 3 teenagers and three dogs....I live in the spokane Wa area...and need to lose 30 to 50 pounds Report

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