5 Really Good Reasons to Work Out With Your Best Friend

While we love the meditative experience of a solitary workout, nowadays, the gym seems to be the new happy hour. As our collective obsession with wellness continues to grow, and countless unique and dynamic fitness classes hit the scene, it's a great excuse to grab a friend for a fun outing that also happens to get you in shape. But beyond the opportunity to log time with your pals, the health benefits of working out with a partner abound: Research shows that it's one of the best ways to keep you accountable, work harder, and even torch more calories.

So the next time you feel your motivation waning, you might consider recruiting a friend to be your gym buddy. Keep reading to find out exactly how you'll both be better for it.