This article brought to you courtesy of Barb Raines of Club Fit, Canby Herald Insider Fitness Expert.

Ron and Barb Raines

It's New Year Resolution Time! Yes, we're doing it!

The goal is to keep going and one of the best ways I've found to do this is simple….The buddy system!

Working out with a friend is a great way to focus on your goals with fun and accountability along the way. Here are my top five reasons to exercise with a buddy.

Motivation - When it's fun you will forget the struggle.

You may think that last round is too hard, or five more

minutes on the elliptical is actually torture, but your

workout buddy is the strength you need.

No more excuses - It's easy to justify excuses to ourselves, but try explaining to your friend why you left them hanging? It won't fly. We love our friends and won't let them down or leave them alone.

More Fun - Everything is more fun with a friend, and

working out is no different! Bonus: Your jaw will get fit too! Note: We don't recommend your spouse, however. That's another subject!

You will work harder Working out with a buddy can

spark a healthy competition between the two of you, giving you another strong push of motivation to achieve your fitness goals.

Teamwork - Sports and fitness are great teambuilding

exercises to bring you closer and give you a chance to catch up.

Keep your fitness goals in sight and workout with a friend at Club Fit and get 20% Off Buddy a Buddy Wellness Program in February.

Connect with staff at 503-266-6166, online at www., Instagram or Facebook at Clubfitcanby.

or core-fit-at-clubfit.

Club Fit

356 S. Redwood Court

Canby, OR 97013