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Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

FBG-Friends-e1412342759298“It’s so much better when everyone is in. Are you in?” ~Incubus lyrics

My boyfriend and I are blessed to have friends who like to work out with us. It’s harder for me to get out and sweat on the weekends if I’m going at it solo. I mean, aren’t the weekends made for socializing and catching up with the friends we miss while slaving away on the job? Having friends who not only support your fitness endeavors but also like to work out with you really warms my heart and melts my butter.

No matter what the sport, my boyfriend and I can always count on our buds Omar and Celina to partake in the festivities. Want to try a Spartan race? Sure! Want to try my guy’s Sunday bootcamps? Why not?! I recently asked the two of them if they’d be down for a Saturday morning workout, and they happily asked what time.

We met bright and early at Runyon Canyon, a popular hiking spot in Los Angeles, ready to defeat the monster hike of all monster hikes. We spent the time sweating our brains out, discussing upcoming events we will be doing together, swapping recipe ideas (Omar is a foodie!) and enjoying each others’ company.

Although I about DIED on the second “hill” we attempted, having the gang with me definitely saved my sanity (and life). There’s just something about a group dynamic that makes working out special. I really do feel lucky and blessed to have friends who support such positive lifestyle choices. A wise person did once say that there’s strength in numbers, after all.

What about y’all? Do you have a workout buddy or a workout couple that makes your workout world all the more snazzy? —Tish

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