People have busy lives. Too often people put important things to the side, believing they’ll have time tomorrow, but unfortunately, tomorrow never comes. It’s difficult to keep the fires of a relationship burning, and just as hard to carve out time to stay fit. One way to do both is to exercise as a couple. You don’t have to do it every day. You can make it date night and workout together in the gym, following it with a healthy dinner. It doesn’t have to be a traditional workout, going hiking, riding bikes, or other physically challenging activity that gets you moving.
Start with a traditional workout.
Thrive Fitness fits your schedule and needs. Do you want training for two? It’s perfect for the couple just starting a fitness program who need some direction. You can work out on your own as a couple, too. Follow it with a sauna and cold plunge. Find times that fit your schedule and the type of training you need, and then do it as a couple. You’ll even get nutritional guidance, so creating healthy meals together can be added to your fitness date night or nights.
Include activities that keep you moving.
Whether it’s walking, bike riding, or hiking, it all keeps you moving. Plan family and couple activities around action. You don’t need a gym in your home to get exercise. Jump ropes are inexpensive, stored easily, and can be a workout that leaves you both breathless. Dancing together can be romantic, but it also can be invigorating. You don’t need to go clubbing to dance. Just push back the furniture and turn up the music.
Set up ground rules before you start.
Good intentions don’t provide results and can create even more friction. You need to carve out a time and make it part of your schedule. Plan a time that works for both of you and treat it as you would any other appointment. Let each partner take a turn deciding what you’ll do or if you’re doing traditional exercises, create a workout plan. If one person is stronger, adjust the weights for the weaker one. If one person is less flexible, modify that person’s exercise. Allow for differences in fitness level and progress. Men tend to gain muscle and lose weight faster so don’t get discouraged.
- You can make exercises more intimate and couple friendly. Do face-to-face planks and do a high five mid hold. Barrel walks, couples sit-ups with the soles of the feet touching, and back-to-back squats are good examples.
- You don’t have to make every day a couples workout. Exercising together one day a week can strike a balance without limiting either partner. Mix in some solo workouts where each person can work on personal needs.
- You’ll improve your love life with couples workouts. As each partner gets stronger, so does their libido. Exercising together provides a common goal, more quality time together, and builds strength and stamina.
- You can even include the kids on other days. Family hula hoop contests, hikes, and bicycling keep everyone active.
For more information, contact us today at Thrive Fitness Atlanta