What No One Tells You About Working Out With Your BFF

Gchat the day away Monday through Friday? Unlimited boozey brunch on Saturday? Cooking for the week on Sunday? Check, check, check. But when it comes to exercise, doing it with your bestie takes things to a whole other level. Who else is going to shout out “Congrats!” in the middle of yoga once you finally master your crow pose? Or convince you that Belgian french fries after your cardio kickboxing class is probably not a good idea?

Aside from keeping you in check and keeping your squat game on fleek, here’s what it’s like to work out with your best friend: 

When you pull yourself out of bed on the weekend to make it to a morning workout class and you’re feeling like…

Your bestie is there to remind you that happy hour is soon to follow…

And drag your butt home if you can’t move a muscle:


In case your alarm fails, you accidentally accepted a meeting invite or your browser crashed, you have someone else to remind you to sign up for class at noon:


When you’re breaking it down… like a fool… in your Michael Jackson Monday’s dance class…so is your bestie, right by your side:


Someone’s always there to spot you… even if it ends in failure:


Forgot your water bottle? Life goes on… in the form of your best friend lending you a sip (or seven) of their H2O:


That mean girl in your cardio dance class who thinks she’s Beyonce? Your bestie’s got your back when she’s passing out those dirty looks.


Plus: No one else remembers the dance you guys made up back in 5th grade. Cameo anyone?


When you’re taking a trampoline class and all you really wanna do is act like a toddler…


Or when coordination gets the best of you in yoga or dance or spin… or anything…


And when you can wear those prized skinny jeans you haven’t been able to wear in years…


She’s right there to celebrate with you. With green juice after class… or some cocktails:


Because really, the only thing better than finding a class you love and feeling great post-sweat? Taking that same class with your bestie:

Jenn Sinrich is an editor in New York City, a self-proclaimed foodie always looking for the healthier version of all recipes, a passionate lover of all things cheese, a friendly New Yorker, Bostonian at heart and proud Red Sox fan. Love cats? Cheese? Mac n' Cheese? Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.