One of the biggest reasons for not training, or quitting exercise altogether is a lack of support from a partner. If you’re planning to go to the gym but your other half is tempting you with a box set, it can turn into a choice that you have to make- spend time with them or train. And often the gym gets ditched. If you have these shared interests from the outset, you’re less likely to have this relationship and fitness dilemma later on.
Relationships are all about intimacy, and feeling close and connected to someone else, and exercise is a great way of achieving it. Exercises like medicine ball sit ups where you take turns to do a sit up with a medicine ball, passing the ball as you reach sit up position allow you to make essential eye contact, be in close contact and build intimacy.
More effective workouts
Everything you do when you train is made easier by having someone there to provide that little bit of encouragement to do that extra sit up, or complete that last squat. By training as a couple you benefit from having a person that is truly invested in your health and happiness there to spur you on.
When you train, you have to continually set new goals to keep you moving forward. When you’re training together, you’re getting used to setting these goals as a team which bodes well for your relationship too.
Ups the excitement factor
Exercise is a brilliant way to inject some fun and excitement into your relationship. A study showed that when couples participated in an exciting or novel activity instead of a mundane activity, they rated their relationship quality higher too. The perfect reason to ditch the washing up for the gym!