Do you have a workout buddy? Someone that pushes you in the gym and helps you get in that one, last rep?
Working out alone can be great, but having a friend to help motivate you and keep you accountable may be just what you need.
That said, everyone has a different personality. Some workout buddies may be total jokesters, always helping you laugh off a bad rep or making you feel better after you fall off the elliptical and break your face. Others may be drill sergeants — harsh, strict, but seriously effective.
Here are our 14 different types of workout buddies as Disney characters.
The Encouraging Expert
The Encouraging Experts know just about everything about fitness, and they're the perfect buddies to spot you on those heavy weights. Always willing to lend a helping hand, they'll support you to infinity and beyond!
Timon and Pumbaa
The Gigantic Goofball
Gigantic Goofballs fill your workout with some much-needed comedic relief. Constantly cracking jokes and laughing with you, they remind you not to take yourself too seriously. One bad workout is not the end of the world! Hakuna Matata!
The Preoccupied Partner
Preoccupied Partners don’t really know what’s going on, but they're still happy to be along for the ride. Your workouts consists of a lot of “What was next in this set?”, “How many sets was that?”, and “What lap are we on?” No matter the distraction, though, they just keep swimming!
The Hygienic Helper
Hygienic Helpers are almost obsessively concerned with whether the equipment is sanitary. A total clean freak, they always wipe down their machines and weights three times before AND after use.
The Stubborn Sprinter
Stubborn Sprinters will do anything they set their mind to. Determined to work to be the very best, they will not give up no matter what challenges arise.
Mr. Potato Head
The Boastful Braggart
Boastful Braggarts may not be your top choices for enjoyable workout buddies. A really big talker who likes to claim they can lift two of you, this workout buddy may not be as totally awesome as they think.
The Fanatical Friend
Fanatical Friends is your workout buddy that always asks to tag along with you to the gym. They are just happy to be there with you, and super excited to be active!
Conked-out Companions require a whole lot of encouragement — constantly. When they do tag along, they don’t really want to do much, and you’ve got to drag them along with you. They’re thankful for it later, but may absolutely hate you at the time.
Stern Sergeants are almost obnoxiously militant — and always in your face. They push you to do your best, and have no problem sassing you until you do.
Devoted Dancers are those friends who are CONSTANTLY moving, bouncing and shaking it to their workout playlist. They especially love the Barre necessities of life.
Ridiculous Runners are those workout buddies that you have no chance of keeping up with. They are always yards ahead of you on the track, and they constantly push you to the point where you question your life choices.
Safety Specialists know all about avoiding pulled muscles, exercising safely, and generally being healthy. Even though they may not be especially athletic or coordinated themselves, they are always more than happy to help!
Girl Power Generator
The Girl Power Generator is 100 percent in it to win it. They are unafraid to workout on whatever equipment they want, regardless of the hulking men dominating the area. This workout buddy lifts, runs and crushes it with the best of them.
Ideal Instructors are a dream come true for anyone looking for a workout buddy.
Reason #1: They're fast AND strong.
Reason #2: They will always keep you entertained!
No matter what types you and your workout buddies are, keep up the good work and one day you just might be in Incredible shape!
Be well, Auburn.
Michelle is a Disney and Pixar enthusiast majoring in graphic design and minoring in women’s studies and creative writing. She loves music, literature, visual art, and pretty much any other type of art you can think of. You’ll most likely find her drawing, singing, baking, painting, watching a Disney movie or drawing some more.
Originally entering Auburn as a nutrition major, Michelle still is passionate about health and wellness. She enjoys writing articles for Be Well about healthy recipes, crafts, Disney, some maybe not-so-healthy recipes, and more.
If you couldn’t tell, she also just really, really loves Disney.