Dallas Hot Yoga, Pilates, Barre & Fitness

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Ray Child Ray Child March 5, 2012

Be an Accountability Partner

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Ac·count·abil·i·ty Part·ner \ə-ˌkau̇n-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē ˈpärt-nər\

One who as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for the actions of another with whom they are associated.

Yes, Accountability Partners are different from your run-of-the-mill yoga “buddy.” We’ve talked about wh> you should have one and where you can find one, but what if you want to BE one?

There’s really one critical detail – that you are accepting responsibility for not only your actions, but your partner’s as well. However, if you want to be a successful accountability partner, the following tips should help:

Set some guidelines early.

  • Understand what your partner is working towards. (You don’t both need to have the same specific goals to be accountable to one another.)
  • Will you attend class together?
  • How frequently will you check in?

Baby steps: Don’t let yourselves get in over your head(s).

  • Remember the tortoise and the hare? Set small, achievable goals and work towards them. They’ll keep you both motivated.


  • Acknowledge your accomplishments! We make progress not just in our physical advancement, but in our attitude, our stress levels and mental focus.
  • Give your partner the extra nudge when they need it
  • Keep your collective momentum high

Empathize with them.

  • Sometimes, it’s tough to stay committed to the original plan.
  • Acknowledge your own struggles and frustrations.

Ask the hard questions.

  • Yup, this is part of your job too. Sometimes you just have to do it. “So why didn’t you make it to class at all this week?”

So, in summary:

  1. See your destination ahead of you.
  2. Set your path.
  3. Find a travelling companion.
  4. Focus on the journey.

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