How To Be A Perfect Training Partner

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If you’re interested in seeing the best results from your workout program, you’ve likely already come to the realization that having a workout partner by your side is going to help get you there.

Workout partners can help keep you committed, motivated, and help provide the social support many people need to enjoy the sessions they’re doing.

This said, you need to make sure that both you and the person you select to be your workout partner is doing a good job of it. Choose the wrong workout partner and it could actually hinder your progress. Likewise, if you aren’t doing things correctly, you could be doing the same for your partner as well.

Want to know how to be the perfect workout partner? Read on to see the top tips to know. Get Sufficient Sleep At Night

You might be wondering what getting enough sleep has to do with being a good workout partner. Well, if you are not well-rested going into your workout session together, chances are you won’t be the most high-energy person, which can drag them down.

If you’ve ever been around someone who’s tired, irritable, and clearly would rather be home napping, you know very well this is not conductive to a proper workout session.

Sleeping enough helps ensure you arrive at the gym ready to be upbeat and put forth the best session yet.

Stay Positive

This now brings us to the next point – staying positive. If you’ve slept well, this will be easier than if you haven’t, but even still, you may need to give yourself a reminder.

Some people have a natural tendency to be less than positive as they go about their life, which again, only brings your partner down. Having a bad day? Try and look at the good things that are happening.

Likewise with your workout session. If you’re negative, your partner will feel these vibes and could become more negative as well.

Commit To Constant Learning

It’s also vital that you commit to constant and continual learning. Stay up to date with the latest workout tends and try introducing these into the workouts you do together.

Having a partner who is interested in maximizing their gym time is ideal as then you can learn from them and vice versa.

If you both are committed to ongoing success and changing up your routines, you’ll never hit a plateau, but continue to see ongoing success.

Pay Attention To Your Partner

Finally, it should go without saying, but make sure that you pay attention to your partner. Don’t get distracted during their working sets when you should be helping them out. Some people tend to focus too much on their own workouts, despite the fact they are there with their partner.

Remember it’s a give and take relationship.

So keep these quick tips in mind and you and your partner can become the best match for each other.


Find Gym Partners Near You

Sign up and login to view your location on a map and potential gym partners near you. Simply click on a potential gym partner and send them an invite to be their gym comrade. If you can't find any gym partners, please share with friends and family to encourage more people to join the Gym Comrade community.

Find Gyms Nears You

Sign up and login to view your location on a map and view gyms near you. Simply click on a gym and click yes to add the gym to your list of gyms ("My Gyms" in the left hand menu).

Chat With Gym Comrades

Once a potential gym partner has accepted your invitation you can then chat to each other to organise your next workout. In order to do this click on "Gym Comrades" in the left menu and click on the "Chat" button to initiate a chat and write your message. We encourage professional communication between our members but each member can block or remove another member at any time if they find the communication is not acceptable.

Help & Support

#1 What happens if there are no gyms or gym partners in my area?
Gym Comrade is constantly adding new gyms and encourage new members to share with friends and family to help build the Gym Comrade community. Please feel free to contact us to suggest gyms in your area.

#2 Why do I see advertising in the app?
The app is free and therefore funded through advertising. A possible paid version or in-app purchase may be available in the future for those who wish to remove the advertising.


Version 1.0

Released on August 28th, 2014
  • Fix None - First release

Version 1.1

Released on September 9th, 2014
  • Fix Minor bug fixes

Version 1.2

Released on October 24th, 2014
  • Fix Minor bug fixes

Version 1.3

Released on October 1st, 2015
  • Fix Major bug fixes & complete app rebuild


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