Be My Pilates Pal: 10 Reasons Why
All the best things in life are better when they’re shared: food, sunsets, laughter, wine, hugs…
It’s not new research: countless studies show exercising with someone (friend, husband, partner, family member – you name it) is good for motivation and performance. Ultimately, you’re more likely to work out and when you do, work harder, when you buddy-up. Pilates is no different.
Why does it work this way?
- Quit quitting
Capital “A” Accountability: when someone is counting on you, you’re much less likely to bail out. No more lame excuses!
- It’s more fun!
If you’ve got someone groaning/quietly cursing the Instructor alongside you, it makes it all the more enjoyable! Shared pain is fun pain, right? (Always good pain at PFI!) Plus, psychologists tell us fun is a crucial element in forming new habits that actually stick. Talk about team work!
- You’ll work harder
Even if you’re not the killer competitive type, you’re destined for work harder when you do Pilates with a partner. Do that extra set or take the advanced option: together, you got this!
- Get out of your comfort zone
Sometimes even the most confident person needs a little moral support. It’s easier to discover new activities when you share the experience with a friend. If you’ve thought about trying Pilates for the first time, or having a go at a new format like Reformer or Barre, recruit a buddy!
- Social wellbeing
Social interaction is so important to wellbeing. If you think about it, bringing a friend to Pilates is multitasking at its finest: get moving and social at the same time! Tick and tick.
- Shared goals
Achieving goals is an amazing feeling; achieving goals together, is even better.
- Couples who train together, stay together
Studies show romantic couples who regularly work out together, are happier. (And before he even starts about Pilates being a “girl thing”, get him to read Pilates Training Institute’s blog Gender in Pilates.) Hitting up a couple of Pilates classes a week with your significant other will not only strengthen your bodies, but your relationship and sexual attraction. Hubba, hubba.
- Be your best
Fit friendships are good for you! Researchers at Harvard University found that your friends’ health directly impacts your own: if you’re surrounded by people who are active and prioritise health and fitness, you’re more likely to do the same.
- Break out of your rut
When you work out solo, you’re more inclined to fall into a fitness plateau. Bringing a friend along to Pilates can help change the vibe, switch up your routine and keep things interesting!
- Be rewarded for your efforts
Not only will you experience all the joy of sharing the Pilates with someone you care about; but you’ll also be rewarded for your generosity.
PFI loves referrals, so much so, we want to reward you! For every person you refer, receive a $20 credit to spend however you wish: Group Classes, Studio, activewear, books or equipment. So what are you waiting for?!
Learn more about our membership options here, or phone (08) 9330 8900.