We know it's important to spend quality time with those we love, but between work and other responsibilities, it can be difficult to make that quality time a reality.
But what if you could incorporate that quality time into your own personal healthy habits and work out with the ones you love?
Here are a few reasons why shared workouts are great for your health AND your relationships.
There are some days when the day is gloomy, you're feeling sluggish, and you just don't think you have it in you to get up and go work out. If you're on your own, you'll probably give into that feeling and skip your workout for the day. If you've teamed up with a friend or loved one and set goals together, however, it becomes a little bit harder to be lazy because you know you have someone else counting on you to show up. The more you show up, the more you build good habits for yourself and the more you build trust between you and your partner.
Safety and Education
Have you ever been in a class where you just couldn't understand the concept the teacher was teaching, and then a friend leaned over and explained it to you in such a way that it made much more sense than what the teacher said? Close relationships are like that - we can provide insight to one another that others simply can't. We can also act as spotters, coaches, and cheerleaders as we work out together.
As much as we'd like all relationships to be sunshine and roses, chances are there are a few storms and thorns mixed in there as well, and increased tension can lead to a relationship erosion. But as you exercise together, that tension is released, and so are endorphins, which can give you a sense of euphoria and satisfaction. As you experience those happy feelings together, old hurts can be more easily overcome and forgiven.
If you want to learn more about achieving optimal fitness, check out our eBook, "7 Steps to a More Disciplined Workout" to find out how to improve your workout!