Happy National Best Friend Day!

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Having a workout partner can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to your fitness goals, so we suggest enlisting your BFF to help you get moving.

In honor of National Best Friend Day, gear up your fitness routine with your girlfriends! Here’s why:

Competitive spirit

Maybe you don’t play sports, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a competitive side. You’d be surprised at your determination level when you’re just about ready to skip that last set of squats only to see your friend sweating beside with no sign of giving up. To push yourself even more, we suggest racing when going for a run to see who wins to buy the post workout snack.

National Best Friend DayExtra motivation

The worst is when you know you “should” workout, but you just don’t feel like it. Say goodbye to those days when you have a workout buddy! Knowing you have a friend waiting for you at the gym or outside for a run will change your mindset. It can be so easy to skip out on your fitness routine and just stay in bed, but friends can be a huge motivator when it comes to sticking with your workout regimen.

Make fitness fun

Okay, sometimes working out can get a bit repetitive and dare we say it, a little boring. By adding a friend into the mix, exercising can be more enjoyable than being by yourself. Fitness with a good gal pal is a great way to catch up and chit chat, making an hour long run seem like five minutes. Time tends to fly by faster when you have someone to talk to. So grab your bestie and head on over to the gym!

Catherine Mendez

Catherine Mendez is the Editorial Assistant at Lucille Roberts. With a B.A. in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, writing is her calling. A born New York City gal, Catherine is a social media lover and runner (when it’s warm out). A magazine hoarder, hopeFUL romantic, and avid list maker, she is looking to polish up her yoga skills. Catherine never parts with her iPhone so follow her: @cathjmendez

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