Studies have shown that couples who engage in physical activity together have improved communication, stronger emotional connection and increased levels of happiness in their relationships. Not to mention, sweating with your significant other is a fun way to spend quality time together and bond over a shared interest.
Maintaining both a healthy fitness lifestyle and a healthy romantic relationship can bring great joy and fulfillment to our lives. However, they both require the same efforts to grow and thrive:
- Consistency and Commitment: Both require regular effort and dedication to be successful.
- Communication: Good communication is key in both maintaining a healthy fitness lifestyle and a healthy relationship. Whether it’s communicating your fitness goals to a personal trainer or openly discussing feelings with your partner, effective communication is crucial.
- Balance: A healthy balance of exercise, nutrition, and rest is crucial for a healthy fitness lifestyle; and a healthy balance of intimacy, independence, and shared activities is important for a healthy relationship.
- Teamwork: Working out with your significant other requires teamwork, cooperation, and mutual support, which can improve your ability to work together as a team in other areas of your life.
- Flexibility: Both require a willingness to adapt and change. Your fitness routine may need to change as your body changes, and your relationship may require adjustments as life circumstances change.
- Nurturing: Just as you need to take care of your body to maintain a healthy fitness lifestyle, a healthy relationship requires care and attention.
Working out with your significant other can provide a unique opportunity to strengthen your bond and improve your relationship, while holding each other accountable and motivating one another.
My advice: Skip the chocolates, expensive cards and teddy bears this Valentine’s Day and get your bodies moving together. Go for a hike, cruise around the bay on bikes, cook a healthy meal together and call me to schedule some Buddy Training.