This Month In Body
  • The Social Side of Exercise
    Maybe some days you like exercising by yourself and other days you prefer the social aspect or a group environment. It’s fine to mix things up. As it turns out, each come with its own set of benefits. Read >>
  • Workouts for People Who Hate to Work Out
    A big reason why people hate to exercise is because they haven’t found a workout they enjoy. Don’t give up yet. Try one of the following “workouts” to see if you can jumpstart your exercise love affair. Read >>
  • Jumping for Health
    You remember playing with a jump rope at recess as a child, when only the skilled kids could jump double Dutch successfully. But did you know that the simple act of jumping up and down provides an easy and effective way to get exercise? Read >>
  • Staying In, Working Out
    Life is busy, and sometimes it’s simply impossible to get to the gym. When you can’t work alongside your trainer, use these workout tips to stay on track, while stuck at home. Read >>
Health and Fitness News

The Social Side of Exercise

Exercising alone, with a partner, or in a class each offers benefits. Which do you prefer?

Jogging alone on a treadmill, weight lifting with a friend, or taking a spin class. What’s your preference? Maybe some days you like exercising by yourself and other days you prefer the social aspect or a group environment. It’s fine to mix things up. As it turns out, each come with its own set of benefits.

Before getting stuck doing the same workout routine by yourself everyday, you may want to consider adding in a friend or 20. Here’s why.

Go It Alone

The most common way to exercise is by yourself. Whether you’re at home, at the gym, or on the trails, you’re on your own. Working out without a friend or class comes with some perks. For one, you set the pace, the place, and the time. Solo workouts are flexible. Maybe your schedule is unpredictable, and you like to be spontaneous when it comes to when and where you work out. When the mood strikes or when your meeting gets cancelled, you head to the gym.

Being alone also gives you time to de-stress with your own thoughts and with you own music. If you’ve got a job where you’re surrounded by people all day, exercising alone can be a way to get some much-needed “me time.” When it’s just your feet pounding the pavement, you’ve got time to unwind, decompress, and think.

Then again, maybe you’re self-conscious exercising in front of other people. When you’re alone, you don’t have to worry about what other people are thinking about your pace, form, or jiggle. You can focus on reaching your goals without comparing yourself to others’ progress.

With a Partner

While flying solo has its perks, so does working out with a partner. Do you have trouble finding motivation to exercise? Then find an exercise partner. Having someone waiting for you at the gym each morning is a huge motivator to stick to your workouts.

A workout partner can help push you to new limits whether that’s running farther, walking longer, or lifting heavier. In essence, a workout partner can encourage you to reach your fitness goals.

Meeting a friend at the gym can turn a quiet, boring evening into an enjoyable, yet challenging workout. Chatting can help the time go by faster. Trying new workouts is less intimidating. Having a spotter makes weight lifting safer and more doable. A little friendly competition is good for motivation. And having a personal trainer does all this and more, ensuring you use proper form and helping you take proper steps to reach your health goals!

A Group Setting

Spin, yoga, barre, Zumba, water aerobics, a running club, or a bunch of friends playing basketball are all ways you can get your exercise along with a group of people. Why work out with a crowd? Studies show that compared to exercising by yourself, exercising with a group is not only an effective way to get in shape and lose weight, but it also lowers your stress levels and improves your mental and emotional health.

Being surrounded by people who share your desire to lose weight, get in shape, or reach fitness goals is highly motivating. You’re not the only one sweating, huffing, and puffing, but everyone else is, too. Maybe you live or work alone. Being around other like-minded people in a fun, relaxed environment is one way you can to stay social, make friends, and have fun.

Teri Katzenberger ~ Fitness & Lifestyle Wellness Specialist


My name is Teri Thompson-Katzenberger; I am the proud Founder & Owner of The Master's Club LLC. The Master's Club is a Private Fitness Club, Exclusive to Men & Women who are serious about Getting Fit & Healthy from the inside out!. Open to ALL Men & Women. 

My Moto: "Success comes from the style in which you use, to achieve a healthy life" "We certainly age each year, however, we do NOT have to be growing old in the process!"
A fitness & nutrition enthusiast since 1992, I have brought my one of a kind ideas and unique talents with me to The Master's Club Fitness. 

Having "self image" issues for over 20 years & a chronic eating disorder for over 4+ years, as well as other addictions and life challenges, I can certainly relate to all individuals. I teach and train people on everything I do to live a healthy ~ clean ~ full active life! More people today, then ever before, want to feel good ~ look good and most importantly, live a healthy life. They do not want to be held hostage by their scale nor in bondage to health issues & ailments. I have the ability to help all people of every shape, size, age, etc. to look and feel great about themselves. Re-shaping your shape and developing a "new you" is what I am all about.

I am on a Mission to take Health & Wellness along with Fitness & Nutrition to a NEW LEVEL! At The Master's Club, it's all about You! Your Needs + Your Wants = Your Results!

My Mission Statement: Educate and Train people in Fitness & Weight Management ~ To enhance their lifestyle Physically ~ Emotionally and Spiritually.