For millions of people, fitness is no longer a trend they forget about after a while, but a way of life. Honestly, it’s great to see it evolve. In addition, the number of couples going to the gym together is growing. Well, they seem to have the right idea. Going to the gym together as a couple or just working together generally has some amazing benefits for a relationship. Although more research is needed on this, several studies have shown that couples who sweat together are more likely to stay together. The question is why?
That makes you responsible
We’ve all had those moments when we find it hardest to get out of bed in the morning and go to the gym or run. Having a partner who is just as committed to exercise as you are, can help you both stick to a plan without skipping training as much as you would on your own.
It gives you more time together
Life can be very busy sometimes, or even all the time. With work, children and friends, it can be difficult to find time for yourself and your partner. You often have the best of intentions with “dating nights,” but sometimes even those can be pushed aside. However, when you give preference to exercise, you most likely already have time built into your schedule. If you set aside time to exercise during the day, you will also get some time with your other person. Of course, spending more time together will strengthen your bond.
It deepens your emotional connection
Psychologists have found that one way to make you feel connected to your partner is to coordinate actions with him. This is called “nonverbal mimicry”. “Pairing” your actions with someone else will help make the bond between the two of you stronger. Consider running or lifting weights together. These exercises will require the same movements from both of you. Of course, this will benefit you both.
This will give you better results
In addition to making you more responsible, exercising with a partner will also improve your results. Having someone to practice with will encourage you to work harder because there is someone who is “watching”. Not to mention, when you care about your own fitness goals as well as your partner’s, you’ll find it easier to achieve your goals. The support you both give to each other is a great motivator. Of course, working with someone you love is also more enjoyable, which will help you achieve better results with a simpler more fun workout.
It improves your relationship
Research has shown that couples who exercise together eventually “feel more satisfied with their relationship and more in love with their partner”. It may not seem like it to you when you think about it, but exercising together is an intimate thing. Not to mention, sharing a common goal will also build strength in a relationship that would not have been formed otherwise. Basically, practicing together creates a positive bond between the two of you.