Working out can be a challenge for some but having a partner makes this easier. What better partner than your significant other? Working out with your partner can help your health as well as benefit your relationship. Here are some reasons to workout with your spouse.
It is easy to say “I’ll do it later” when you are talking to yourself but having your spouse on the same workout regiment as you means you will have to convince each other. This means you both act as support for the other, which can double your chances of making it to the gym on a regular basis. Once at the gym, you can also motivate each other to go the extra mile, push one another to stay an extra ten minutes on the treadmill or add some more weights to your routine. Think of your spouse as your free personal trainer and you act as their’s. This attitude will make sure you both get in great shape with no excuses. Having a motivator with your everyday is a great reason to workout with your spouse.
Getting in shape together will give you both a sense of pride and shared accomplishment. This will translate into mutual respect which can be a great help for your relationship. Working together to accomplish your fitness goals and pushing each other will make you say a big “thank you” to your partner. It is also proven that working out creates and endorphins and can even increase libido, so you be prepared to have a smile on your face. When you workout you look better and feel better, this can help breath a new fire onto your marriage. Helping have a happy marriage is one of the best reasons to workout with your spouse.
Don’t be too Competitive
Working out with your spouse is a great idea but try not to get too competitive. Some spouses complain that it can cause strain if there is too much competition. Again, pretend like you are each other’s personal trainers. Your personal trainer at the gym doesn’t compete with you over who can do the most push-ups but they do encourage you to push yourself. Remember, working out with your spouse is about each of you doing your personal best and helping the other as well. As long as you keep in mind you goal is to help your partner not boost your ego, you will likely have a great time together at the gym.
So whether you and your spouse are trying to shed some pounds or maintain afigure or just spice up your daily routine; working out together is a great idea. Next time you are headed to the gym, invite you spouse along.