Why You Should Be Working Out With A Partner

Denise Austin
by Denise Austin | 
Have you ever noticed that when you are exercising with a partner, you get a better workout? Accountability is key, and I find that when I have a workout partner I actually get a better workout than when I am exercising solo. There are two reasons for this: Motivation and Distraction. Having a partner by your side will encourage and cheer you on; they might just push you to do a couple more reps, grab the ten pound dumbbell instead of eight, or go the extra mile - and vice versa! Experts say that there's an increased amount of joy when working out with others, and having the accountability makes you more likely to show up and get results. I try to schedule workouts with my best girlfriends, my sisters or my daughters several days a week if possible. 

I want to share some of my new partner workouts that my daughter, Katie, and I have done. We filmed a full Mother-Daughter Series earlier this month in honor of Mother's Day (available on my app)! She's one of my favorite workout buddies, we always have so much FUN together... and that is how a workout should be, FUN! I encourage you to get moving, choose one of these workouts, press play and I promise, you will feel GREAT! 

Full Body, Low-Impact Workout:

Dance Cardio:

I hope you enjoy these workouts as much as Katie and I do! And if you want even more, start your free trial at DeniseAustin.com for access to over 400 workouts!! The best workout is the one you will do, so find what works best for you, and stick to it! 

Let's live FIT, HAPPY & HEALTHY - together!!