Are you looking for some reasons to work out as a couple so that you can convince your man to hit the gym with you? Or is he trying to get you to work out with him?
Anybody who works out on a regular basis will know that the sweat, sounds and struggles that go along with exercise are things that you probably want to go through alone, so working out as a couple is a definite question mark.
Experts are encouraging us to embrace the team mentality and invite our partners to exercise with us! If you are tired of working out on your own (or he wants you to join him) and are thinking about doing something to add a spark to your exercise regime, then here are five great reasons to work out as a couple.
1. Improve Your Relationship
One of the best reasons to work out as a couple is that it can strengthen your bond. The endorphins and motivation that you gain while working out are wonderful for your confidence and self esteem, so just imagine what they can do if both you and your partner are experiencing them at the same time! Committing to a joint fitness goal and working to achieve it can be really great for relationship building. When exercising as pair, you also have a buddy who can spur you on and motivate you to run that last mile or lift that last weight.
2. More Efficient
When you are working out alongside a partner, it’s a scientific fact that you try harder. Whether it’s to do with not wanting to look weak and lazy or to do with a competitive streak that we all have deep down inside, working out with a partner is a simple way to make your exercise sessions much more effective and efficient. You will find that you do much more work and put much more effort in, compared to when you work out alone.
3. Boost Attraction
Let’s face it, there is something sexy about seeing someone you are attracted to working out and getting a little bit sweaty! Working out speeds up your pulse, gets your blood pumping and can heighten your emotions, so it only makes sense then when you are flexing with your loved one, it will ignite something within the both of you that you will be excited to explore further as soon as you get home from the gym!
4. Reaching Goals
When you have a regular workout buddy, there is no space or time for cutting corners, because if your progress isn’t as steady as theirs, they will know that you haven’t been applying yourself as you should be! When you get in sync with another person and don’t want to fall behind, you will find that you reach your goals much more effectively than when working out alone!
5. Strengthens Your Bond
It’s fair to say that you are probably at your worst when exercising, both in terms of pain, looks and everything in between! To be able to share that experience with somebody else who loves you regardless and can help you dig in and complete your goals will absolutely strengthen your bond, and the more you do it, the more connected you will be as a pair.