6 Reasons Why You Need an Accountability Partner for Your Fitness Journey

Working toward your health and fitness goals can feel overwhelming at times. The right accountability partner not only will inspire you but keep you going when your motivation is lacking.

Essentially, an accountability partner is someone whom you talk with about your goals. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or run a marathon, this person is there to help hold you accountable.

And, of course, bonus points if your accountability partner is workout out with you, meal swapping, etc. The more involved, the more accountable you’ll both be.

What’s better than having a personal cheerleader encouraging you?

But there are more benefits to having an accountability partner. The following are six reasons why you need one for your fitness journey.

More Likely to Stick with Your Commitment

Have you ever given up on a health or fitness program before the finish line? There’s no shame in that! We’ve all been there. 

But you’re far more likely to see things through with an accountability partner by your side. In fact, you have about a 65 percent chance of achieving a goal if you’ve simply told someone else about it, and that rises to about 95 percent if you commit to meeting up in real life.

It comes down to the fact that we don’t want to let others down. It’s a natural inclination.

We all encounter slumps and a lack of motivation at times. Having that external influence can help keep us going when we otherwise might not.

Seeing Faster Results

Not only will you be more likely to reach your goal with an accountability partner, but you’ll see those results faster.

This comes from the efficacy of your efforts getting a boost from the added accountability.

In a recent study tracking 130 couples over six months, the partner not actively trying to lose weight also had lost some weight.

When you change your behavior, that impacts those around you in sort of a ripple effect. But that effect is magnified with a purposeful accountability partner.

Help with Planning

When you have an accountability partner who wants to achieve the same goals as you, you can work together to plan out how to get there.

That can include brainstorming ideas and identifying new things that would be fun to try. On the flip side, you also can determine what likely obstacles could pop up and how to overcome those when they do. 

Planning is critical to achieving your health and fitness goals, and an accountability partner can make that part of the process so much easier.

Learning New Tricks

When you’ve been in a health and fitness routine for a while, it’s easy to find yourself in a rut. Perhaps you’re cooking the same meals on repeat or doing the same workouts again and again. 

Finding an accountability partner can open you up to a whole range of inspiration. You’ll likely learn new meal-prepping tricks, try a new type of workout, and so on. A different perspective can keep things fresh and interesting.

This is needed to keep yourself engaged with a healthier lifestyle for the long term and avoid burnout.

Shifting Your Mindset

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn says that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. By surrounding ourselves with positive people who are consistently striving to be better, we are impacted by that. 

In fact, that boost can improve your own self-worth and positively influence the way you view your goals.

Built-In Celebration Partner

An important element of sustaining a healthy lifestyle is celebrating all the little wins, not just the big wins.

Your accountability partner is also your built-in hype person who wants to high-five you when you successfully try a new exercise or stayed true to your nutritional detox for your planned five days. Whatever it is, it’s powerful to be able to share your happiness with someone who supports you.

In Conclusion

Having an accountability partner can definitely make the difference between achieving your health and fitness goals or not. Change is never easy, but that support and accountability can help you get where you want to be.

Kaia FIT is a women’s fitness and nutrition program that empowers women to become the best version of themselves through personalized coaching in a group environment. We prioritize community to help connect women to each other for additional support and accountability. Caren Roblin is the owner of Kaia FIT Sierra, with four studio locations in Reno-Sparks.

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We’ve incorporated inspiration and motivation to help you rock all 7 days. In the next 7 days you will make shifts in your mind and body that will boost your metabolism, improve sleep and increase energy.


This is a self paced reset, so you can start when you are ready but we recommend to continue with the reset each day once you begin to see the maximum results.

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Kaia Tri is a ten-week triathlon training program with workouts three times a week, which is an optional extra during our spring and summer CORE sessions. We swim, bike, and run, with some cross-training classes too. By being able to set a personal pace, our triathlon training program is suited to beginners tackling their first race and intermediate athletes looking to improve their finish time.

Our mock triathlons run several times to familiarize women with the course route. We finish the season with a Triathlon Training Camp which includes paddle boarding and power workouts. The next day is our exhilarating and fun Triathlon race day for all Kaia Tri women to enjoy working out in a beautiful location. Friends are welcome too!


Kaia Sandbag combines traditional fitness with unconventional training methods. With sandbags, the weight shifts and moves in an unpredictable fashion. This piece of equipment is integrated into our conditioning & strength building workouts to simultaneously develop strength, power, endurance, mobility, and balance – with an additional emphasis on developing overall core strength and stability.

New to sandbag training? No problem! Beginners are always welcome.


TRX® Suspension Training® body-weight exercise simultaneously develops strength, power, endurance, mobility, durability, balance, flexibility, and core stability. Whether you’re younger or older, out of shape or a pro athlete, injured or at the top of your game, TRX Suspension Training meets you where you are and takes you where you want to go. TRX Suspension Training leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to enable hundreds of exercises that can be instantly scaled for any user to reach any fitness or training goal. The easily-scalable nature of TRX Suspension Training makes it a practical solution wherever you are on the fitness continuum.

Need a little extra boost to keep your body guessing? Our TRX/Cardio class is an excellent complement to any Kaia FIT session. TRX workouts, which can be used by anyone at any level, builds true functional strength and improves flexibility, balance and core stability all at once. Mixed with cardio, the classes give every member the perfect balance of challenge and success.

*TRX classes not available in all areas. Please contact us your local studio.


Our trademark Kaia Cross-Training™ classes are a unique mix of cardio, functional movement, and both weighted and non-weighted exercises.

Cross-Training benefits:

Each day brings a new workout. We have an elite group of advanced coaches who infuse each workout with their own flair and focus, meaning you’re never going to repeat a workout, avoid burn-out, and fitness plateaus.

Keeping the body guessing is key to sculpting lean muscle mass. We also have a 3-part modification foundation: Balance (non-impact); Strength (mid-impact) and Kaia (high impact). Each exercise has its own progression so that everyone can feel successful.

As a part of our program, we also offer nutritional guidance to help you make healthy food choices and keep your fitness on track.

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Our barre-based class is a unique combination of postures inspired by ballet, yoga, Pilates and Kaia. Using the barre as a prop to balance, you’ll complete a series of isometric holds combined with high reps of small range movements to elongate and tone your major muscle groups.

In addition to the barre, classes incorporate pilates balls, yoga blocks, and/or resistance bands for increased endurance, challenge and focus. Following each set of holds, you’ll rest and recovery with a short series of stretches and poses to increase flexibility prior to advancing.
Kaia Barre is a low-impact class that perfectly complements our program offerings. Meet us at the barre and try your first class for free!

Participating locations may vary. See the schedule page for more details.


Our dance fitness class is rooted in traditional dance. We use those foundational moves and offer a class that is easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for the more seasoned dancer. The simplicity of the routines allows you to keep moving with ease. Although this is a workout, it feels more like a dance party with your girlfriends.


Improve your speed, skill, endurance, stamina, and strength with our Kaia running program. The program works on developing running skills that can increase speed, endurance, and overall fitness. The program is designed for you to run at your pace and and help you see improvements every step of the way.

The Kaia training is a simple, progressive program designed for women of all ages and all fitness levels. Whether you are a walker, jogger, or runner, you will be able to join this program and move at your own pace. Research has shown that even 20 to 30 minutes of running (two to three times per week) is enough to help you lose or maintain weight and improve many other important health markers, i.e. your cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin response.

Don’t be intimidated by the Kaia Run program name, each class will have walkers, joggers and runners. Keep in mind that the first mile is the hardest mile you will ever run. Once you get off the starting block, things only get easier. All you have to do is be patient and disciplined in your training, and that is where Kaia


Kaia Yoga combines mind and body with a power yoga and core-strengthening weekly workout with Pilates-style techniques. We focus on balance, strength, and cardiovascular fitness through stretching, strength training and dynamic movement to improve overall fitness levels.

By creating long, lean muscles, Yoga promotes improved coordination, greater flexibility and a fuller range of motion, with a strong body that’s less prone to injury. Yoga keeps the mind centered and reduces stress through positive thoughts and a sense of mindfulness, which also inspires mental strength and confidence.

Yin Yoga, or restorative yoga, is a quiet contemplative practice. It targets the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues – ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body. Poses are held for 1 minute or more and transitions between poses are gentle and slow. This class is an excellent compliment to our other classes, provides dedicated stretching, and is known to reduce stress and anxiety.


Our BRIK Bootcamp sessions are offered three times a year and are designed to help you reach your health and fitness potential, and you’re welcome to start anytime!

Our BRIK Bootcamps are six weeks long and feature classes daily.* This programming fits in seamlessly with our regularly scheduled classes, and it’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Register for BRIK Bootcamp HERE (included for Platinum & Gold Memberships)
  2. Book your classes through our branded app and Show Up
  3. Let our expert coaches do the rest!

These sessions offer great results in weight and body fat loss and an increase in strength and cardiovascular endurance. Our nutritional support will boost energy, help you de-bloat, increase sleep quality, and enhance your overall glow.

BRIK Bootcamp includes:

In between BRIK Bootcamp, we offer a variety of classes to meet you at your level! We also have nutrition and fitness challenges, in addition to fun opportunities to spice up your routine. What are you waiting for? Join us today!


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