Member of the Month: Donnita Hayes
The Member of the Month section provides a way for us to recognize dedicated Blomeyer members who have been working hard and cosistently to get in better health and shape with the help of the BHFC. If you know a fellow Blomeyer member whose efforts should not go unnoticed, please tell us!
To nominate someone, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and a few highlights of the person you'd like to see as our next Member of the Month.
The Blomeyer Member of the Month for August 2014 is Donnita Hayes. Congratulations, Donnita!
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Benefits of Exercising With a Partner
Many of us have days where we simply just don’t feel motivated on our own. Coming to the gym can seem more of a chore than something we look forward to. For over 20 years studies have shown us how working out with others can drive us to perform better when doing physical activity. Below are some of the benefits and considerations when working out with a partner.
Typically when you start a workout regimen with a partner they will keep you honest about the frequency and quality of your workouts. You are more likely to come to the gym more often and while you are at the gym, a partner will make you perform to your maximal effort. While exercising they can check your form and safely spot you to ensure you get everything you can out of your workout. People in general are heavily driven by competition; this is why both you and your partner must make sure you set the bar high for one another so you can achieve more than you could on your own.
Dragging yourself to the gym on your own can sometimes be a difficult task. Being isolated in a gym environment can become boring very quickly. A partner can bring excitement to a workout and make you feel less dull while you are resting in-between sets. Having someone to laugh with or talk to during a workout will make the time go by much quicker. They can also make you feel better about yourself when you have a good workout.
Your partner will know your goals, your strengths and your weaknesses better than anyone else. They can make sure you reach your exercise goals in an efficient and timely manner. They can also be there to cheer you on when you do reach those goals. It is important to choose a partner with similar experience and similar goals as yourself. By doing this you can reach these goals together and it will motivate you both to continue the good work.
Recipe: Banana Oat Bars
Quote of the Month
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.
Health Observances of the Month