Benefits of Bringing a Guest to the Gym

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When you sign up for the Xperience Fitness Orange Card, you unlock a new world of benefits, including guest privileges. Orange Card holders can bring one friend or family member any time they come to any Xperience location. But why is this a big deal and why do people love having this perk? Keep reading to find out.

Familiar face

For a lot of gymgoers, working out in public amongst strangers isn’t the most comfortable environment, and we understand that. Having a friend, sibling, or significant other with you can put you in your comfort zone and relax both your mind and body, which will only help to maximize your workout.

What are the mental benefits of working out?

Having someone to talk to

You might find it hard to strike up a conversation with a stranger out of the blue. With friends, though, chatting comes naturally. This also allows you to discuss your differing workout routines and even learn from each other! Not to say this can’t be done with strangers, but most of us can agree it’s probably easier with someone you know.


Even if you turn your music on and shut out the rest of the gym, having a friend with you to provide spotting is a strong safety precaution. Any time you’re using a barbell or most other heavy free weights, it’s a good idea to have someone you trust nearby to make sure you don’t get hurt.

Better all-around workout

Human beings are competitive by nature. What’s the harm in a little friendly competition? If you’re working out with a friend, you can make it a more fun and effective experience by challenging each other. Nothing crazy is needed, but simple wagers on how many curls you can do will only motivate you more!

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