It’s much easier to get out of a routine than into one. That said, wouldn’t you want someone by your side who’s encouraging you to push yourself? Well, that just happens to be one of many reasons why couples who train together, stay together. Of course, working out together isn’t a surefire guarantee of forever bliss, but when you train together, it really can have positive benefits in your relationship. Here, we will focus on five incredible reasons why couples who train together stay together.
1. Train Together & Be Happy
Feeling happier is a natural byproduct of exercise due to the feel-good endorphins that you release. The release of endorphins also helps ramp up your sex drive, so not only will working out together make you happier, but it will up your desire. Top that off with a boost in your self-confidence, and it’s a win-win for you, your bae, and your relationship.
2. Train Together & Have Quality Time
Exercising together means built-in quality time. The more quality time you have with each other helps keep your relationship healthy. When life, jobs, and kids get in the way, it can be hard to carve out alone time for you and your partner. When you prioritize your workouts as a team, you’ll likely keep those “appointments” together, further nurturing yourself and your relationship.
3. Train Together & Achieve Goals Together
When partners care about fitness, it becomes easier to reach fitness goals. Just like working out with a friend, holding a common goal of improved fitness with your sweetheart will keep both of you focused and motivated. Not only will you be driven to reach your own goals, you’ll be moved and inspired as you work alongside your partner as he or she works toward and achieves their goals.
4. Train Together & Create a Connection
Working out together offers an opportunity to build a strong connection with your partner. When you exercise with your significant other, you may be apt to match your walking or running pace with theirs, choose partner exercises, or even lift weights in rhythm to each other. These nonverbal training behaviors between you and your partner will build on the connection that you’ve already developed in your relationship. This connection will benefit both your health and your relationship, in and out of the gym.
5. Train Together & Appreciate the Routine
When you train together, your partner doesn’t get annoyed when you want to work your schedule around your time at the gym. You respect each other’s dedication and have an appreciation for the goals you’re working to achieve.