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Looking to Stay Fit? Get a Training Partner!

With the recent focus on improving the health of women in Saudi Arabia, the launch of obesity programs and initiatives underway, and newly licensed female-only fitness centers opening across the Kingdom, women are investing in their physical health like never before.

Getting excited about adopting an active lifestyle is one thing; maintaining it is a whole other exercise in discipline and motivation. Studies have shown, however, that one key to successfully pursuing your fitness goals is surrounding yourself with the right people. So, here are four reasons why you should go out there and find yourself a workout partner today:

1. Motivation
Training with a partner means facing a healthy dose of competition in each session. From being motivated by the energy of your workout partner, to wanting to outshine them, there's nothing like the presence of a friend who is on the same level as you, to help push you a little bit harder and help you go a little bit longer.

2. Fun
Working out in good company can make each session pass by in no time. To have someone to talk to and laugh with, to cheer you on, celebrate your wins, and reflect on your progress is really inspiring and definitely beats working out alone with earphones on.

3. Accountability
We've all been there: at the end of a long work day, you’d rather head home than head to the gym. It's easy to cancel workout plans when you exercise alone. But knowing you have an appointment with your gym partner means you will no longer give in to those excuses, and it makes it much harder to cancel when you know you’ll be messing up their plans as well.

4. Effectiveness
Having someone there to spot you, keep track of your reps, and help you with your progress makes every exercise session more effective. A friend always there to support you and make sure you're on form means you’ll be focusing more on making improvements. Working out with someone also means breaking the routine, as they can bring in new exercises, techniques, and even nutritional recipes for both of you to try.

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