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Do You Prefer to Work Out Alone or With a Friend?

We all have our own strategies to help ensure that we work out. For some of us it is making an exercise date with a friend. Others prefer to work out alone and consider exercise time "personal time."

How about you...


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sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I prefer working out with somebody. I hate working out alone sometimes. Nobody ever wants to go!
secrethoughts secrethoughts 9 years
It really depends what I'm doing. I like to run with others outside, but if I'm lifting weights or doing cardio on a machine, I really prefer to be alone because I get a better workout.
Swangeese Swangeese 9 years
Alone. Sometimes it's fun to workout with a friend, but mine are unreliable. LOL
paii paii 9 years
I don't work out.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
potterlove potterlove 9 years
Most def alone. I'm tired of my friends either saying "Hurry up!" or "Slow down!" when or if I work out with them. Its just not the encouragement that I looked for when I take some of them to work out. So, now its just me doing myself a favor. Totally relaxing to go to the next city over so I can go to the parks there. Really nice parks!
kimbit kimbit 9 years
I used to work out with a friend, but she would always stop before me and act annoyed that she had to wait. Since I was driving, I always felt that I had to stop too. It annoyed me so much that I stopped going to the gym at all. Now I work out at a completely different gym alone. It is way less stressful.
hepsmom hepsmom 9 years
I like going to classes with friends, it seems that having someone to commiserate with is good. But if I'm doing cardio, I don't care who is there. I'm in my own little zone.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
When it comes to doing the usual, like running, I like to be by myself. If we're talking kayaking or hiking, I'd rather go with a friend.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
I tried doing the partner thing, especially since I hated going to the gym alone...err period, but it seemed that our schedules always conflicted. I pretty much fit in workouts at different times...when I have time(I dont always work the same hours everyday). Now, like the masses, I enjoy working out alone, the "me" time is so valuable, and helps me sort out my thoughts and focus.
AMP AMP 9 years
The only thing I do with a friend is go hiking. Otherwise, I need to be alone. I see it as my personal time, plus I can workout however long I want.
smarler smarler 9 years
Like everyone else, I work out alone because it's my "Me" time, and to ensure that I maintain my level of exercise, not someone else's.
silverspark7 silverspark7 9 years
I prefer to not work out ;)
malpal25 malpal25 9 years
I deffinatley prefer to work-out alone.
nefertiti nefertiti 9 years
It depends. Not that I'm unsupportive but working out with someone who's into fitness as well is alot better than someone who's not.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 9 years
I usually like working out with my cousin, we motivate each other but I don't mind working out alone either...with a good playlist on my ipod...I'm set to go!
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 9 years
I used to work out with a friend, but it got too distracting. So now we go to different gyms (my contract was over, so I went elsewhere) and it's just me + my ipod now :)
caitlinannmary caitlinannmary 9 years
i like to work out both alone and with others... i just HATE being rushed!!! It's fun to work out with someone else when they can push to do more when you feel like going home early.
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
I like to run, practice soccer, swim, etc. with a friend, but going to the gym is something I'd much rather do alone.
AlecksNWondrland AlecksNWondrland 9 years
If i'm at the gym then i like being alone. If i work out in my neighborhood then I like to have a friend with me.
allhailtoyin allhailtoyin 9 years
I like doing both about equally. I'm strong but do not have much endurance while my gym buddy is the opposite. The switch up is how I like it.
number6_ed number6_ed 9 years
I get pretty sweaty and gross working out, so I really like to workout alone. However, working out with a friend does have that motivational perk, but can also drag you down at the same time (for example, they don't feel like working out when you do, so you may be more likely to skip a workout as well). Sometimes I'll switch it up and workout with a friend, but usually I like to be alone.
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
the good thinkg about going with someone si that it garentees that i go! BUT the bad thing is that working out is kinda zen thing for me- I like to jsut get in my groove and go. I feel like i get held basck by what other want to do.
Makeuplovingirl Makeuplovingirl 9 years
I work out at home (we have a Bowflex) alone. When I used to go to the gym, I would work out alone there too, because it seemed if I went with someone, I wouldn't get as much done and didn't want to be rude by putting my iPod on and ignoring them.
aanyanka aanyanka 9 years
Always alone. When I work out I like to really focus on my body and how it is reacting to the exercise. Chatting with a workout buddy would really throw me off my groove
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