Life is all about balance but finding that equilibrium can often be tough with so many commitments to juggle, especially when you are married. Finding time for work, play, friends, fitness and quality time with the other half can be a challenging task. This is why it’s a great idea to combine your home life with your fitness lifestyle. Working out with your partner can bring a whole host of benefits to your wellness and relationship, and here’s why:
1. Quality time
Incorporating a fitness regime into your relationship allows you to spend time together that would have otherwise been spent apart. This is great for both of you as it is one less thing to juggle, and you can both enjoy staying fit without the worry of time pressures. When you work out together, your routines for eating and sleeping tend to sync up too – which often makes life easier! Plus, spending time training is far more productive than a night in front of the box!
2. A couple that plays together, stays together
While it is great to have separate interests, it’s just as beneficial when your hobbies align. Shared goals within a relationship often help to maintain buoyancy, giving you similar things to chat about and offering an encouraging sign that you have common desires in life. It is also an attractive trait to know that your other half wants to look after their body and stay fit and healthy.
3. Revel in the challenge
Having a competitive streak is always great when it comes to sports and fitness as it pushes you to work harder. This healthy rivalry is often accentuated when your opponent is someone close to you, especially your other half! The beauty of playing sports or working out with a partner is that you can make it interesting by incorporating forfeits and prizes into the equation. I’m sure we can all use our imagination here!
4. Commitment and accountability
If you are working out with someone else, particularly your partner, quitting is not an option. The benefit of having someone there who knows when you are meant to be exercising is that it instils a refusal of failure into us! We all have lazy days where we feel like just sinking into the sofa instead of sticking to our fitness plan, but having someone there to encourage you makes it much easier to battle off these feelings!
5. Keeping the fire alight
While running around in our gym clothes sweating buckets doesn’t necessarily sound like the most romantic of activities, it is more important to our relationships than you would think. Keeping fit and healthy boosts our mood, energy levels and our libido, which speaks for itself. Plus, it gives us a reason to request an impromptu massage to ease those weary muscles!
Begin planning your fitness schedule with your partner today. At Caloo we supply and install the very best fitness equipment for outdoor gyms. So why not hit the park and see whether it has any of our exceptional outdoor fitness equipment for you and your partner to try out to start you off on your new fitness schedule?