Train Together, Stay Together!
Working out can create a lonely, isolated feeling. And many couples complain about not spending enough time together. So why not kill two birds with one stone? February, the month of love, is the perfect time to take your training to the next level with your significant other!
Working out with your significant other can do wonders, not only for your physique, but also for your relationship! Studies show couples who routinely work out together report becoming closer emotionally and feeling more satisfied with their relationships. Also, the added energy and improved body image often leads to a greater sense of physical intimacy between couples.
Other couple workout benefits include:
•Encouragement and Support: Because you are tackling this tough task together, having the motivation, encouragement, and support of your significant other can not only increase the intensity and frequency of your workouts, but also make you more likely to stick to your routine.
•A New Common Interest: Working out together can become an activity that you both really look forward to. And you can never have too many things in common with your significant other!
•Reduced Stress: Stress can wreak havoc on any relationship. Heightened stress reduces both physical and emotional intimacy. However, working out regularly, improves our ability to handle the stress present in our daily lives. Reduced stress improves moods and can lead to a happier and healthier relationship.
So whether its a group fitness class, weekend run, or strength training, try incorporating fitness activities into your relationship. And watch the two of you grow closer, happier, and healthier together!