From Frugivore — The road to weight loss can be a bumpy one, but like any other of life’s journeys, the ride can be smoother when you have someone to share the trip. Choosing the right gym buddy can be a crucial component of any weight loss strategy. Some days you will find it effortless to stick to your goals, others, you will make poor decisions and find it hard to stay on track. Having a partner who not only shares your weight loss and workout goals, but can keep you motivated to stay the course can make the difference between failure and success. If you’re ready to get serious about your workouts and looking for someone to come along for the ride, consider these 4 types of gym buddies.

The Mentor

If you are new to working out and are looking for something to really ramp up your motivational levels, this is the partner for you. Mentor gym buddies are extremely motivating and willing to push you and themselves pound for pound. This type of partnership works great because your gym buddy mentor can pass on their knowledge and serve as an “idol” encouraging you to be all that you can be.

The Professional

This is the buddy of all buddies. Having a personal trainer as your buddy (hopefully one that’s your friend so they can help you for free!) almost ensures that you will get a great workout. Not only are they motivated to look good, but getting bodies in shape is their business so there is no way that they will have you as a buddy and let you walk around looking a hot mess, that would reflect badly on them. They’ll also be able to provide you with nutritional help that will make sure you are not only looking healthy, but eating healthy as well.

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