Making an Exercise Buddy Agreement

Having an exercise buddy can be a fun way to achieve your goals. Many people say they keep active, even on days when it isn’t so easy, because they know someone else is counting on them.Cartoon of 2 older adults riding bikes together

Make a Plan

Making a plan together is a great way to help you both stay on track. You may even want to put your goals in writing in the form of a friendly “pledge” or agreement. You can use the questions on this form, or adapt it to meet your needs. Print out two copies and fi ll them out together. Then, to make it “official,” both of you should sign them and keep a copy.

Review Your Progress

Refer back to your agreement at a set time to see how things are going. Over time, you’ll learn more about what really motivates you and how you can help your friend. Update your agreement regularly so that both of you can continue to Go4Life!

Exercise Buddy Agreement

Download a copy of this agreement below.

What are two short-term goals you’d both like to achieve during the next month?

Be specific. For example, find out about an exercise class in my area.

What are two long-term goals you’d both like to achieve in the next 6 months?

For example, by this time next year, I’ll be able to walk a mile three times a week.

We pledge to support and motivate each other in the following way.

For example, if you stick to your agreement, I’ll treat you to coff ee or do a household chore for you.

We agree to check our progress and update our goals in:

For example, in 4 weeks on February 11.

Quick Tip

Don’t forget to build rewards into your plan. For each goal you reach, treat yourself to something special.

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