Let’s face it — slogging away on the treadmill or the weight bench can be boring. Making gym time a social activity is a great way to make any workout fly by. Ask a friend to join you for a gym date, book a session with a personal trainer, or join a fitness-minded group or meetup to socialize and exercise at the same time.

Do it Today: Work out with a buddy, a personal trainer, or a fitness group at the gym to stay accountable and active.

Hot Mess:

Does turning up the thermostat guarantee a better workout? Not necessarily — check out the 411 on hot workouts.

Pardon Me:

Avoid getting the stink-eye in the locker room with this guide to gym etiquette.