Couples who exercise together...
So you’ve hit a plateau, you’re bored of your routine, you just don’t feel like going to the gym anymore. Inviting your partner to do your workouts with you can help you work through whatever problem you may be struggling with at the gym.
“Relationships and fitness go hand in hand,” says Amy Baglan, CEO and founder of MeetMindful.com and Yoga Dates in an article for The Active Times. “They are both hard work but well worth it. A romantic relationship that is worth something is always going to be hard work, just like getting in shape and becoming healthier require time and effort.”
Couples who exercise together, stay together. Working out with your partner can improve your relationship both inside and outside of the gym. They’re are other benefits as well.
Shared goals lead to shared successes- Set a goal with your partner and work towards it together. This way you can work towards the same goal, and celebrate when big when you accomplish it. Accomplishing something together strengthens the bonds of any relationship.
Improve the efficiency of your workout- Just by adding the presence of another person to your workout, you can increase your productivity. Your partner won’t let you slack off and will hold you to performing at your peak.
Improved Moods- Exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you happier. Spend the time that you are experiencing these endorphins, with your partner to increase overall happiness in your relationship.
Accountability-It’s hard to flake on a workout when your partner is headed out the door. It’s even harder to come up with an excuse that they can’t see right through. Let them be your motivator. Chances are, they’ll need you to do the same for them another day, too.
Learning Experience- Exercising can be a great way to learn a lot about the person you are with. How do they respond under pressure? How do they motivate themselves? Having a partner with you can also be a great way to share knowledge about the exercises you know best, and learn to improve the ones you need help with.
Competitiveness- Be sure to use this to your advantage. Compete with each other, but remember to keep it fun. Constantly use your partner and their strengths to push yourself to be better.
Make It a Date- You wouldn’t miss a dinner date, right?! Make your workout a date and prioritize it like you would any other date. You’ll be a lot less likely to skip it.
Did you know, acac offers partner training? Contact a personal trainer to get started on your personal training journey with your partner today.
As a special Valentine’s Day incentive, pick up a Valentine’s Day checklist or print one here, and complete on February 14 for an acac gift and two entries into our drawing for a FREE one hour partner training session with acac personal trainer, Ed Ross-Clunis! Complete a partner training session between now and Valentine’s Day, and receive two additional entries into the grand prize drawing.
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