How to Find a Workout Buddy in a New City

by Joe N. Pollifrone 10/07/2019

A workout buddy is someone with which you train, exercise, and get fit. A workout partner is also someone to set plans with and have the same ideas to achieve your goals. Everyone needs a workout a partner to motivate and support them.

Having a work out partner can make your routine fun and help you follow your plans completely. They are also the ones that make exercise enjoyable and fun. Utilize a workout buddy when you exercise to motivate you, build your confidence, and encourage you to be better. When you have a companion in your fitness session, it helps you relax and improve your health.

Ways to find a workout buddy

Through the gym: Being a registered member of a local gym provides a lot of benefits to enjoy: equipment, instructors, and trainers that will help you achieve your goals. You can also find a partner to train with at the gym that will motivate you in attaining your goals quickly.

Through social media: Social media outlets are a great avenue to meet different people from all over the world. You can find a work out partner who lives in the same city with you through the Internet. Look for groups or post a request on Facebook or Workout buddies. Or utilize it as an avenue to learn new workouts through YouTube videos or Instagram.

Through technology: There are various websites to find a work out buddy in your preferred city. Try Yelp or Meetup to find a group nearby. You can sign up for a fitness program such as Get Motivated Buddies online which connects you with a workout partner. When you use the technology to your advantage, locating a workout partner is easier. These websites give you a list of people who share the same goals as you, making sure they fit your criteria.

Ask people: To get the right work out buddy, ask your coworkers, neighbors, and your friends. You can also ask your gym trainer if anyone is looking for a partner. Asking people that you know to introduce you to someone reduces the stress of meeting strangers and may make finding someone easier and faster.

Through the neighborhood: When exercising alone in your neighborhood, keep a lookout for someone else training alone too, and then introduce yourself. Be brave! Tell the person you need someone to motivate you not to give up on achieving your goals. You’ll make a new friend.

The agent that helped you find your home may know of groups or facilities in your neighborhood to find a workout buddy, so don’t forget to use them as a resource.

About the Author

Joe N. Pollifrone

For over 34 years, Joe Pollifrone has practiced real estate full-time as a licensed Real Estate Broker in California. Joe’s vast sales experience includes duplexes, tri-plexes, four-plexes, apartment buildings, land, condominiums, townhomes, fixer-uppers, estate properties, and bank-owned properties (REOs). He also is active in selling non-owner occupied properties and is well-versed in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, property management, tenant/landlord issues, and local laws. During Joe’s career to date, he has sold in excess of $200,000,000 of real estate, including over $32,000,000 in REOs. 

Joe brought his deep experience to Sereno Group Willow Glen as a Broker Associate in 2012. He was the Sales Manager and led a top-producing office. Joe would mentor new Sereno hires, making sure that they’re comfortable with the ethos of the office, plugged into Sereno’s network of contacts, and well-versed in the technology required of today’s real estate professionals. 

Joe prides himself on his proven ability to negotiate, extensive knowledge of contracts, and securing close of escrows in a timely manner. Both he and his clients credit his success to effective communication skills, honesty, and hard work. Joe is a native of San Jose and resides in Willow Glen with his wife of twenty-seven years, Kimi, his daughters Milan and Micaela and their two Goldendoodles, Tony-Luca and Marco.