Exercise alone or with a partener!

I used to exercise alone, but I got bored and there were days when I wasn't exercising at all. I decided to take a partner and work out together, and this was like a therapy for me, we have eight months since we are working out together. I think is much easier to have someone to talk to, or making jokes while we make our fitness exercises! How do you like to work out, alone or with a partner?

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Total Votes: 35


Being with someone in a daily routine can be both motivating and encouraging for you to get up and go to the gym to workout. Or jog in 5am in the morning. Plus it's always a good reason to bond with someone and spend quality time whether they are your family, friends, or lover. It's always a nice thing to have that time in the world. Exercise makes you happy everyone knows it, it also makes you fit both mentally and physically. So a habit like this should be spent with someone you know or someone that will help you to get those muscles trim and good looking. Exercise alone is also good but you should really do it with someone.
Posted by antonmia01 on 08-18-2017
I think that is the attraction of the gym because you have some companions when doing the workout unlike when you exercise at home and you are alone then it is pretty boring. A friend of mine who is a gym manager said that their clients usually engage in conversation regarding their progress like losing weight or building muscles. It gives them encouragement to push themselves to reach their goals when there are others who have their own stories to tell.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-09-2018
I prefer to exercise alone. I have a really weird schedule and I tend to work out whenever I get the chance to do it, I don't really have a routine or anything for it. If I started to exercise with a partner, that person would have to be available at the same time I'm available, that's just not realistic at all.
Posted by MadeInEsca on 08-18-2017
Alone--no contest!! It's bad enough I'm going to have to face looking at myself in work out clothes, I'm not going to ad having my partner seeing every little bulge, not until those bulges turn to toned muscle. Not only that, just the way he is, he is likely going to try to make it a competition and I know I won't do well with that. I much prefer to work by myself without worry of how I look, sweating and red, or sexy and agile, it doesn't matter if I'm alone. Just so long as I'm getting the work out I need. Besides, I can play the kind of music I like, use all the space I like, I'm not committed to fitting my routine into or around someone else's, and we are also into different types of physical activity when it comes to getting into shape. I prefer a lot of stretching and yoga type movement along with some strength and cardio and he is just all about the strength training. I think its more important that we get together to to do things that keeping physically fit allow us to do together than try to get to physical fitness through the same program.
Posted by LeJayJ on 08-19-2017
Jonathan Solomon
Unless I'm using free weights where having partner (called spotter) is required, no, I prefer to exercise alone. Initially, I loved the idea of working out with a partner like my best friend. However, I've come to realize that I get too distracted and I focus better on my workout routine when alone. Normally, I'll go to the gym by myself, change to my workout clothes, organize a music playlist on my iPhone, and go from module to module completing my workout. The only exception I do have is if that person is equally focused as you are about exercising. That way you two can feed off of each others energy.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 08-19-2017
Oh, this is another relevant topic to my overweight condition. My husband never tires of pushing me to exercise. He is not satisfied that I am on a diet. What he wants is for me to burn the fats that I have. In the morning, he would wake up early to encourage me to exercise. It's actually not a strenuous exercise, just a simple bending and stretching before using the hand grip exerciser. It takes less than 5 minutes but I seem not to be able to do it when I am alone. Maybe if I can go to the gym, I could shed more pounds because of the company of others doing their workout in the gym.
Posted by Corzhens on 08-19-2017
I am fine with either one of the experience. You can see that partner can be good for the exercise. And sometimes we just have to focus on the exercise when we are alone. But when you have too much of the health fixation and thoughts going on. Then that sort of exercise issue does have it's set of issues. I prefer either one. It just depends on what's available for me at the time of the exercise.
Posted by overcast on 08-19-2017
It's encouraging to workout with my partner. I feel more energetic. Maybe because i have someone to talk to and exercise with. Well for me atleast, maybe because we workout at home and it's more satisfying when both of us are doing the same thing at the same time at home. It's like a bonding moment for us.
Posted by zheh on 08-19-2017
I honestly don't mind either. Sometimes I prefer working alone because I want to fully concentrate on the exercises and I need the time alone to be able to relax while doing it. But then there are days where I absolutely love working along side somebody else - either my partner or my friend. If we talk during or joke around, it distracts me and I tend to do way more. A partner can be very motivational as well.
Posted by Mehano on 08-19-2017
I have been working out for last one year and had experience of both being alone and doing it with a partner. Well, It's always better to have someone at your back to hold heavy weights for you or to help you complete that last rep of skull crusher. Although it has a lot of cons as well, the waiting time in between sets increases tremendously and an exercise that you could have completed in an hour reaches to one and a half hour. Similarly, both have to be in the gym together and getting even 10 minutes late could cost the other one a lot.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 08-19-2017
I started working out with my roommate several months back because I could never get myself to the gym on my own. It was working out several nights a week with a partner, as it kept me motivated in going. That only lasted a little while, though, and we ended up falling away from our routine and rarely go together anymore. Anymore I think I like working out alone, and doing my own workouts at home on my own time as opposed to waiting until the evening to go to the gym.
Posted by TheArticulate on 08-19-2017
Exercising with a partner is an awesome thing! I have a problem with making myself to exercise. I know it is healthy and good but I find it very tedious and boring. However, when I exercise with my girlfriend it is a different story. I am motivated to do my best and so is she. Also, I can talk with her, joke and generally spend some quality time together.
Posted by Vatroslav on 08-19-2017
I prefer to exercise alone as I can concentrate better. I have tried to exercise with others in the past and instead of exercising we used to spend most of our times talking to each other. I find that I can exercise more effectively when I am on my own. I also hesitate to try new exercises when exercise with someone else. In other words I feel free when I exercise alone. I find it more fun and relaxing too.
Posted by Pixie on 08-19-2017
For me,Doing exercise with a partner is more fun and exciting.Most times a partner will always urge you on when you are getting tired.You also tend to go into competition mode in some cases for the person that endures most.Most importantly,Doing exercise is meant to be fun and why not have fun with others around.
Posted by yemzy on 08-19-2017
I currently have been exercising at home alone. My wife also does exercises at home, but at a different time. I like to exercise alone and I do not see the need to be with someone to exercise. When I go for a walk, I always go with my wife, so this is a case where I prefer to work out accompanied. Anyway, most of my exercises are done alone, so I simply prefer it this way.
Posted by hermessantos on 08-19-2017
Depends on the partner. From my experience, people who need a partner to exercise are really not all that interested in changing their bodies. The people who want to change think Nike "Just do it" Still if your partner is as dedicated and willing as you great. Now if you need a partner or else you won't exercise, not a good thing.
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-19-2017
Exercising with a partner motivates and make me work harder, hey the partner i mean is my bae or crush lol, it makes my exercising exuberance topnotch so i can impress the nearby girl or my long time crush and bae,
Posted by Authord on 08-19-2017
I feel like I can't exercise without a partner because that gives me more confidence and like an extra force to be better, also you can have him/her with you and get a good body together. I feel like I'm down when I don't have anyone as a partner, so when I exercise I like to tell my girlfriend to help me.
Posted by BatmanWayne on 08-19-2017
When I started to exercise myself and make the workout a daily habit, it really cost me to maintain that life style until I started to workout with a friend. When you start to do exercises, the first week is a hell because your body feels so much pain and you don't want to move your body for anything because it hurts a lot. But, the worst thing to do is to stop doing exercises because the pain is going to appear again when you start over to do exercises and the best way the pain disappear is if you continue doing exercises no matter if it hurts you a lot, the pain disappear at some point and there is when you need a partner, he/she is going to motivate you to continue doing exercises or you can motivate him/her when he/she doesn't want to continue. Also, it's so much fun doing exercises with a friend and you can reach your goals faster than if you do exercise alone.
Posted by cubo on 08-19-2017
The support an exercise buddy can lend is often the missing piece in a well-meaning fitness buff's routine. The friendly competition that comes along with trying to do more reps than the other, or run more miles on the treadmill, lends itself to better physical fitness gains for both parties in the long run. For those who are just starting out exercise can be a very unpleasant experience and having that voice of encouragement there to spur you one when you've hit a wall can be the difference between failure and success.
Posted by JaiGuru on 08-20-2017
Exercising alone is boring, however, when you exercise with someone, it's very much encouraging. I used to work in a gym, and I rarely find people who visit the gym and exercise alone. Most of the time, they came in pair or groups. Exercising with a partner or with friends makes the exercising fun, you do bets with each unto who would first to earn abs or lose weight. So I suggest if you want to go exercise find yourself a buddy so you wouldn't feel awkward or anything when you go to gym and exercise.
Posted by DanoCath on 08-20-2017
I find doing exercise alone works well for me. I sometimes use my earphones and listen to really loud music when I'm doing my cardio because it helps my brain stay active and busy with syncs with my body. An hour of workout a day really does well for my health and if I have a partner to do it with, it might just take things slow because you would eventually give way to each other and help each other out which isn't a bad idea of course. I prefer solo.
Posted by galegatling on 08-20-2017
Do you mean working out with someone as in someone is spotting you or working out alongside someone? If it is like spotting I think maybe it honestly depends on what exercise you're doing. If you're doing it alongside someone else, then yeah most definitely should workout with someone. Working out with someone like a friend or even a stranger really gives you a goal or rather some sort of push to not fall behind the other person and it just really helps with morale and to better yourself.
Posted by AlexHarris on 08-21-2017
I do like exercising with a partner. I like having someone there to talk to, for instance, to make the painful workout go by faster. Also, I like using free weights, so, at times, i need a spotter to help me if I have bitten off more than i can chew when I am bench pressing. i think that working out together is a good bonding moment, and I appreciate having someone there who can push me to greater lengths of m endurance with positive re-enforcement and encouragement.I do enjoy working out alone as well, but having my buddy or my buddies there does tend to inspire me to go to the next level of my potential.
Posted by JoeMilford on 08-21-2017
For me, alone is the way to go. I tried both ways and, in my experience, working out alone is far more efficient. It seems easier with a partner but I just feel like it's much harder to focus on actual work since we'll always find something to talk about that will eventually distract us from lifting. It's also harder to plan things since you're not the only one in the picture. Often our schedules don't match which sometimes results in not even going to the gym. Although, working out with a partner has it's upsides, like helping each other out with those few reps at the end but you can just ask someone in the gym to help you with that. Working out alone is boring but you're not there for fun, you're there to lift, run and get in shape and for me the best way to do that is to do it alone.
Posted by twiste9 on 08-21-2017
It depends a lot on my mood and my willingness to talk, but as I prefer to stay focused during the exercises... I prefer to work out alone (if I can choose). In the vast majority of the time, working out with someone always delays the exercises (aspecially if the other person is your friend).
Posted by wiseagent on 08-21-2017
If i had a gym at my house i would train alone, but gyms are always full of other people and you feel kinda awkward next to them so i don't go there alone.I always go with a friend, it's also more motivational with a friend .
Posted by MatejaBogunovic on 08-22-2017
It used to be kind of fun to have a workout buddy. We kept each other on our toes. These days, I'd rather just exercise on my own. I have good days and bad days, so I wouldn't want to hamper the routine of anyone else. I do what I can, when I can. That's not really conducive to a team setting.
Posted by Zyni on 08-22-2017
I do my day-to-day routine exercise to have a healthy lifestyle and have a great body shape. Aside from doing physical exercise regularly, I do also meditation to keep my mind in peace and harmony. But to your question about to do it alone or with a partner, I think both of those has its own advantages and disadvantages. Exercise alone can make you more focus and concentrate while doing your routine but exercise with your friends is more fun to keep it thoroughly.
Posted by rj02jogoy on 08-23-2017
I prefer to exercise alone because this way I can focus more on the exercising alone. With someone it could be hard if the person is trying to talk to you or suggesting other ways to do exercise. A gym partner can put too much pressure on you which for some people can be okay but I'd rather not stress about it.
Posted by felabruno on 08-23-2017
I am currently exercising alone,but I would like to have a partner.You cant simply feel the fun,unless you are with someone else. I feel very lazy and bored whenever I am alone,so I need someone to push me and tell me: COME ON,MORE MORE. Keep in mind,the brain is controlling our body.If we dont listen to our brain,you can take higher effort than you ever thought:) The secret is to get a great motivation inside:)
Posted by DenisHero on 08-24-2017
I prefer with a partner, alone it is too boring I need someone who keeps pushing me to finish all the exercises and motived me, that is why I prefer a personal trainer. So, he or she supervises all the things I have to do. Also, I like to talk a lot so with a partner it is more fun. The personal trainer will also help you with a perfect diet for you and make sure you get the body you want.
Posted by pizzalover on 08-25-2017
Doing exercise with a partner is very beneficial. If you do the exercise alone , you may only be using one or two method to perform it, but with a partner it gives you more advantage. The partner can teach you more method to exercise your body and give you encouragement to perform your exercise without getting bored easily.
Posted by babyright on 08-26-2017
It depends on what you are doing and how supportive your partner is of you. Some people exercise with those they feel are judging them so for those people it is better to exercise alone. If you exercise with people who are supportive of you and your efforts I think it is better to exercise with a partner.
Posted by kgord on 08-26-2017
Exercising with a partner keeps you going because it will be a source of motivation when you are feeling tired and your partner is still working out. So, I will refer to exercise with a partner anytime I go to the gym.

One thing is that it is lots of fun when you work out with someone you can talk to or discuss things with while at the gym.
Posted by Barida on 08-28-2017
I would rather be with an exercise buddy than working out alone. I really helps especially when following a certain pace. You would be able to assist each other and someone will be able to tell you what you are doing is right or improper, whether or not you've improved. It helps kill boredom during a routine. Sometimes the reason why I don't hit the gym is because I don't have someone to accompany me.
Posted by Istine on 08-30-2017
That's a good point of view. Still, remember that a good workout partner can either make you or break you. IF you get a good partner it will certainly bring up Now if you find yourself a bad partner then it will most likely bring you down. You either swim or sink together.
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-31-2017
Basically I prefer exercising with a partner because working out is a strenuous work and if it's done alone, one gets bored and tired easily. Exercising with a partner comes with so many benefits. For example, you have someone to chat up with and exchange conversation, even if you are getting tired but seeing your partner still kicking it you will be forced to hang on and continue.

Most times, those that exercise alone tend to quit easily because doing it alone is not encouraging at all but if you have a partner, any day you fail to turn up he or she will be forced to call you and get you back at it.
Posted by Heatman on 08-31-2017
It's always better with a partner although I doubt most people actually communicate with their partners much because they like to have earphones in. I think if you have someone else with you working out then you just become more focused and are less likely to get tired easily. A partner can help you to keep on going even when you do get slightly tired and they can encourage you to do better so that can help you a lot.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-02-2017
It's so nice to have someone who can understand your struggles and your goals behind striving to become fit. You can also motivate each other along the way when you feel like giving up. Exercising is tiring, but you can enjoy it while it last specially when you're not alone.
Posted by Vastor122 on 09-04-2017
I prefer working out alone as I do not that have that really elusively fit body and since my childhood days, I'm always one of those kids who were really thin and sometimes being bullied and told like skeletons, yeah bone and skins they say. Well I think its on our genes because no matter how much and how many times I eat a day, all that's getting fat was my tummy so I just eat whenever I'm hungry and whatever delicious food my mother prepared. Ever since I have my own job though I became more aware on how can I get a physically fit body that I can be proud of. I research on my own which food should be avoided and directly eaten which workouts would definitely work with my body so I'm always alone when doing it because of work. I'm thinking of going to the gym also once I've exhaust and get the reps that I want easily and get more equipment to used to work my body.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-04-2017
for me i prefer with a partner specially with your love of life because it will make your work out enjoyable and both of you is getting the same benefit in working out as healthy body and there is one person who will also control your diet to achieve your body goals. but sometimes if no one is around its okay for me to go alone try to concentrate more when your alone.
Posted by tophew on 09-05-2017
I go to the gym with my workmates and It's always a fun experience to work out with them. We promote healthy living in the office and I always encourage my team to work out at least thrice a week. We have a Gym Trainer in the office who helps us on our program which is to gain weight and build muscles of course although half of my buddies are on a loss weight program. Working out with your friends helps release your stress and makes working out fun.
Posted by geloi on 09-11-2017
I see benefits of going to the gym both alone and with a workout buddy. Sometimes I just want to be in that quite super concentrated almost meditative mode with headphones plugged in. And sometimes I need the encouragement and motivation of friends to get the work done. Overall I would say that I enjoy working out with a friend rather then alone, but both definitely has it's benefits.
Posted by Inqogn1to on 09-12-2017
Having no partner is enough discouragement for me to not go to the gym. Having an exercise buddy has lot of advantage over exercising alone. It is always fun to have exercise buddies. A partner can always assist in heavy lifting. They can also be a good source of motivation to perform routines you have never tried before. My friend and I would always have a friendly competition every time we go out to hit the gym. We always compete about who can do most number of push-ups and who can last longer in jumping ropes. In addition, going to the gym with my friends helps me release my stress better than going alone.
Posted by johnrajiv123 on 09-18-2017
It's true that exercising with a partner can make me do things I wouldn't have done being alone, but me being a loner, I get more benefit alone then with a partner in the long run, and there are always logistical problems with partners.
Posted by joey98 on 09-25-2017
When I go for a jogging I want a jogging partner. After the jogging session, I like to sit with my partner in the park bench and talk about various things until we gain our breath. When I am walking in the treadmill, or cycling, I also like to do these exercising activities with a partner. When you have a partner you are motivated more.
Posted by vinaya on 10-10-2017
It's much better to have a companion when going to the gym so you have someone who can help you lift some weights and also it's better to have a little competition since it will really push you to your limits as you want to achieve or do much higher reps than your companion. Having a partner in exercising is always better to have and fun. It's boring to work out alone.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-08-2017
Exercising alone can be very boring and tiring,we need someone to continually encourage us. Exercising with someone or partner will help to keep us going and moving in an exercise or work out.So yes we need a partner to keep us motivated.
Posted by lovely on 11-11-2017
I voted for working out alone. Nonetheless, I can see the case for a partner for some people and/or situations. I mean, as far as myself is concerned, I know how to motivate myself on my own, but some may not. However, though, even myself, if I was in a real competition, I'm not sure if my own motivation would be enough. I mean, it would be enough to stay a little of the game - but we're speaking of a massive competition.
Posted by jyy on 04-12-2018
For me, having someone to go to gym is always better than going alone. It inspire me to go further if I see my friend is striving hard for her goal. Sometimes, we set some deal and consenquence so that we won't stop and achieving winning our deal. It is also fun and comfortable to have someone to talk to and share your experiences and thoughts. I consider it as our bonding together making our friendship much deeper than before.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 10-15-2018
exercising alone is boring and based on the exercise it can be dangerous. While going to the gym it is good to go exercise with a partner to avoid injuries, especially when lifting weights.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 11-14-2018
I like working alone because exercising is my one way of praying and clearing my mind. I usually exercise in the morning where I could enjoy the silence of the dawn and early sunrise.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 12-10-2018