6 Reasons Why Exercising Together is a Worthwhile Activity for Couples
Couples spend great times together doing the things they love and are interested in, especially those that they share mutual fascinations in. Watching movies, spending time in the mall or at the park, eating out, shopping, playing music and many others are probably among the usual things couples around the world do together. Everything is aimed at making wonderful memories, getting to know each other more and having a meaningful relationship.
Within the long list of what couples could enjoy together, there’s this one activity that a lot of couples around the globe do and also many don’t. It requires time and a lot of effort. That is working out at the gym or simply exercising.
Many couples see this as a fun and most especially purposeful thing to do together. It’s because aside from it’s really a unique couple activity, it enhances a great deal of things about the couple. Many do not realize, but exercising with your significant other does a lot of good things to you, each of your health and your romantic relationship too. To specify what advantages there are, here is a list of 6 of them:
 PRECIOUS TIME
Older couples, both with work and other urgent priorities, might have the tendency to spend a little time together physically. Maybe because of busyness, there’s not much time to meet and see each other. The time you aren’t busy and when you actually have the time to go out is a precious time for you both. With that precious time, you must think of something awesome to do together as a form of bonding and reconnecting physically. Hitting the gym or even simply jogging will be a very remarkable way to do that.
You can be physically exercised, and at the same time, while jogging or while riding the exercise equipment at the gym, you can catch up and talk about things you didn’t want to share over the phone or online. It’s multitasking, and it’s actually very productive.
 EMOTIONAL BONDING
Exercising with your boyfriend or girlfriend or with your husband or wife is a way to bond emotionally too and not only physically. You get to understand each other more when it comes to strengths and weaknesses and also about one’s determination in reaching a goal. You can share stories and thoughts as you exercise. It improves your mental health, your mood and your closeness as well.
 EFFORTS BOOST
When you’re with other people when you do something, the level of energy or let’s say, motivation, that you have increases. Especially if you’re with the people or the person you love, you are more inspired to do and achieve something. Not only because you want to impress that person but also because you are really more driven to move and to be active when the person you love is with you.
When you exercise as a couple, you get more excited. Most especially if it’s going to be your first time to do it together, it’s something to look forward to, something new to discover and learn. You see working out with your partner from a different and also a beautiful angle. The activity for you is more than just about sweating off and getting tired. The usual exercise equipment and the fitness routines are colorful and fun-to-use when you have your significant other by your side. Your tiredness becomes happier, and you become more pumped up!
 TEST OF TEAMWORK
Working out improves your bonding and your coordination as a couple. It tests how good your teamwork is. It enhances and fixes, if needed, a broken connection or an ineffective harmony. Most especially for group exercise routines, your concern to your partner is even more manifested. How you help each other when one is having a hard time following the exercise routines and even cheering when he/she carries the exercise equipment or makes it work are also expressed and developed.
This test of teamwork isn’t only physically benefiting you but is also, in a way, preparing for other struggles you’d experience in life as partners. There are many trials that even when only one moves, things work out, however, as two people in one relationship, two efforts are needed. Just like in working out, it’s not always easy but the nicest thing is doing your best together and having fun wisely while you’re at it.
 SUCCEEDING TOGETHER
It’s a good and exciting thing to list goals with your loved one, and it’d be cool and fun if you include your fitness goals in it. Getting the fit body that you want doesn’t happen just overnight. It takes days, months, and proper discipline and a huge chunk of self-control. It’s not an easy journey, but succeeding together is such a lovely concept that’ll make it bearable and encouraging.
You learn all the self discipline and ways in succeeding. At the same time, you have your partner to remind you that you can do it, and you do the same to him/her. Ticking your fitness goals out of your couple bucket list would be an extraordinary achievement you can always look back to and be proud of. You’re not only a couple full of love but also of good things to learn from and teach each other.
 HAPPY AND HEALTHY
Working out intensely and even with simple exercises will make your body sweat and even get hurt, but the best things do happen while you enjoy it. Having fun is very important. You should exercise not only because your partner wants to but because you really want to have a pleasant and productive time, and you really find the physical activity to be meaningfully helpful for both of you. Being happy together, however sweaty, haggard, and even smelly (but do something so you won’t!) is important. The smiles and laughs you get while working out are special prizes.
Most significantly, exercising makes you and your partner healthy. Yes, your relationship even becomes better and steps into a beautifully different dimension, and it makes your bodies and minds healthy also! Being fit through exercise, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle are vital. It is very substantial that the both of you live a healthy life for yourselves, for your relationship, for your family and for your future.
Inviting your partner to work out with you in the gym or the other way around is like showing how concerned you are for the health of the both of you, and not something to just brag about. Remember, health is wealth; it really is. It’s a big treasure for you and for the people you love!
Countless of bonding ways are there for couples, and exercising together is one of the most extraordinary and wholesome. It is an impressive and helpful thing because couples do get a lot from it. Talking about physical improvements, they happen truly. Most especially, for the loving relationship you have, closeness, catching up, attachment, discovering more of each other and supporting each other also progress. It’s about living a healthy life on your own and with the person you treasure. Work out, sweat together, have fun and be healthy forever! It’s so nice to think that you’re growing old healthily together.
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Fitbiz Exercise Equipment, an Australian business nationally regarded as the benchmark in the Fitness industry, offering premium quality fitness equipment collection at affordable prices. She writes pieces focusing on the importance of being fit and healthy overall and the self discipline that must go with them. She also does research on various gym and exercise equipment to give more information about how they work. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.