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Experts share advice for choosing and working with a gym buddy

Even NASM trainers Brandon Cheeks and Samantha Smith of Balanced Fitness & Health in San Diego, Calif. agree: finding the motivation to work out usually isn’t easy.

However, their top tip for overcoming this all-too-common obstacle is simple: work out with a friend. They say that using the buddy system will help provide you with a more compelling reason to get to the gym and as a result, keep you committed to a workout routine in the long run.

Plus, you’ll have more fun.

Below, Cheeks and Smith offer what they call the “4 Cs of losing weight with a buddy;” important factors that you and your fitness partner should focus on in order to ensure success.

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