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A lot of people like to workout alone. If you’re here, you are probably not one of them. Working out with someone is usually better both for physical and mental health. For some, working out with a partner means being held back. However, science and common logic say that it can be beneficial for you. This Valentine’s Day, we are discussing why working out with your significant other can be a good thing.
They say that couples that workout together, stay together. That would mean that working out with your partner is not only good for your relationship but yourself as well. Moreover, working out with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse can be much more fun and exhilarating than, let’s say, going for a gym workout alone.
FITPASS makes working fun and convenient. Workout alone when you can’t make it together or book sessions at the same fitness center for the same slot to get fit together.
That’s the most important thing, isn’t it? You don’t need proof to know that participating in exciting physical activities with your partner will deepen your feelings for each other while making the both of you physically fit. While going out for meals, movies, or planning activities together is great, nothing is as good as the positive effects of invigorating activities like Zumba, Swimming, Pilates, CrossFit, and MMA among others. Attending these workouts together causes physiological changes that strengthen your relationship. Training together towards goals like a ripped body, weight loss, participating in a marathon, dancing, or just doing some cardio at the gym will make your bond truly unbreakable.
It is easy to fall out of your workout routine if you are not accountable to anyone. Some are so driven that they can account for themselves. For the rest of us, who would be better than your significant other? Your partner knows you better than anyone else and therefore would be able to motivate you and keep you accountable. And you can do the same for them. Several studies confirm that the couples that workout together have a very high chance of sticking to their workout plans. Can’t get up for the 6:30 AM workout? That’s fine, your partner will wake you up. The next day, you can help them to get out of bed. Let your partner motivate you when you feel you can’t do it.
No matter how seldom we workout, there’s always something that we really want to try. Sometimes we are lazy and other times we just feel up to trying new workouts alone. While your friend or cousin can be busy, your partner will go with you to that MMA class or CrossFit session you have wanted to try for a while. Plus, trying a new workout can bring you closer – it gives you a chance to bond at another level. The dopamine levels increase in your brain when you experience something new; isn’t that something you would want to share with your partner?
Spark up things in your relationship by bringing a little healthy competition in it. Working out together can improve the playfulness into your relationship or bring it back if you have lost it. Not to say that your relationship needs repairing but it can always be improved upon, can’t it? Working out together will bring your flirtatious and fun self back. Challenging your partner to finish a circuit, complete 3 sets of squats or burpees, or burn more calories in your cardio sessions can keep things interesting and strengthen your relationship as well.
Unless you work at the same office, it’s hard to spend time with each other. Even then, you’re always talking about work and other problems. Otherwise, things like bills and kids take up your attention and it is hard to spend time together. Even the dates get fewer with time. So attend yoga classes or gym workout sessions together. Watching shows or movies together or going out to eat is one way to spend time together. A better way is to go for a workout together. Go to the park and run together; help each other do sit-ups.
It is a psychological fact that your ability to perform an activity improves by the mere presence of someone. Think about what your partner being there at the fitness center does for you. Even if you’re good at performing exercises, the presence of your partner can further improve your energy output. Your rest periods will decrease and you will give your everything in each rep. Moreover, when you challenge yourself by trying to lift heavier weights or do more reps, your partner can motivate you to do even better.
Stress comes at us from all directions – job, family, friends, environment, etc. When you workout, the body releases endorphins that improve your mood, relieve tension and promote restful sleep. These effects are compounded when you workout with the one you love. Exercising is a great way to relieve stress if the source is your partner or your relationship. You can build a stronger connection and make sure better conversations follow the workout.