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How do I find an exercise partner?

Finding an exercise partner can be as easy as phoning a close friend! An exercise partner can be a friend, a spouse/partner or a family member. If you join a gym, small groups or exercise classes are a good source of exercise partners. Local community centers or athletic clubs can also provide people with exercise partners. Many people hire personal trainers not only as a source of motivation but as social support. When making your choice, make sure the person shares your desires, intensity levels and excitement about your exercise program. While it helps to have an exercise partner, it can be become a daunting and a more stressful situation if your workout buddy does not have the same affinity for fitness as you do.

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