Have you and your significant other ever planned on working out together? You should try it. Research shows that when people have an exercise partner, especially if this is their significant other, they are less likely to quit on their workout program. In addition to that, working out together is a great way to spice up your relationship and add more intimacy between you two. Here are some fun ways for couples to work out together.
Join Some Dancing Classes
Dancing together is a great way to spice up your relationship. In addition to that, your body will be in good shape. You also become more flexible, and your movements become more coordinated.
Of course, impressing your friends with your dance moves at a club wouldn’t hurt, and you’ll need to learn how to dance when wedding night comes. Most couples prefer ballroom or salsa since they involve a lot of partner dances, but you can try any dance class you want.
Do A Bit Of Jogging Or Running
Jogging or running together is a great cardio exercise for couples. Your route should preferably have excellent views so that you would be motivated to work out. Of course, if it’s not possible or inconvenient to go outdoors at the moment, using the treadmills is fine.
However, be mindful that it is not a competition to see who can jog or run faster. This mindset is unhealthy for a relationship anyway. You should see this as a bonding opportunity and a healthier lifestyle, not a competition.
Hit Some Weights Together
Lifting weights as a couple is a great way to improve your performance, especially since your partner can give you extra motivation. If either of you is feeling lazy, you or your partner will always be accountable to each other.
Also, your partner can be a spotter, making sure that your form doesn’t suffer and you’re not putting too much weight on yourself. Your workout also becomes less stressful since your partner can count reps for you.
Have Fun Playing Basketball
If you’re the competitive type, basketball is another excellent exercise for you and your partner. Some friendly competition could add spice and intimacy in your relationship. You can try the usual one-on-one basketball game, or you could invite friends or even other couples to compete against you. Basketball is a great workout for your lower body, in addition to improving your hand-eye coordination. So head to the nearest court, grab a ball, and shoot some hoops!
These are just some of the many fun ways you could incorporate exercise into your relationship. There is simply no excuse for not staying fit and getting in shape, even when you’re in a relationship or married. Use your imagination and get creative.
Tons of exercises are available that you can do with your partner if you open your mind to it. So get off the couch, drag your partner along with you, and start moving!