Looking to have some quality time with your partner? Working out as a couple might be the fun fitness programme you’ve been waiting for!

Spending time with your significant other is vital to maintaining a long and healthy relationship. While it might be tempting to snuggle up on the sofa with a takeaway and a bottle of wine, there are other things that couples can do to spend some quality time together, which bring you closer to one another and help you get fitter and healthier in the process!

We’re firm believers that couples who exercise together, stay together. The benefits of this speak for themselves – having a common interest and something to work towards as a couple keeps things exciting and ultimately rewarding. It can also be a great way to relieve any pressures or strains that may be hampering your relationship, providing a welcome distraction from certain problems or issues.

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We’ve put together a list of five reasons why exercising with your significant other can bring benefits to both body and mind, and keep an eye out for our upcoming blog which will look at some top workouts for couples to enjoy as a pair!

1. Time is precious, so spend it together

Today’s hectic on the go lifestyle means that quality time together is more fleeting and more precious than ever before. If you’re working 9-6 each day and then hitting the gym on your own on an evening, when are you seeing your partner? Instead, plan a routine that fits in with both of your schedules to reach your fitness goals whilst maintaining the one-on-one time that is crucial to a healthy relationship.

2. Create a bond that improves intimacy

Exercise, as we’ve mentioned, can not only reduce stress but also increase sexual libido and performance. It creates a deeper bond between partners which evokes feelings of happiness and can increase arousal – studies have proven that men and women who exercise regularly report better and more frequent sex with their partners.

3. A common interest

Couples can never have too much in common; exercise can become a great addition to your list of shared hobbies. Adding new activities to do together is a great way of keeping things fresh and exciting and makes your evenings and weekends more varied and more rewarding.

4. The ultimate motivator

Your significant other is the person who obviously means the most to you. Receiving praise and encouragement from your partner is a fantastic motivator which will keep you focused to drive towards achieving your goals, not just for yourself, but also for them. Taking care of your body and health shows your partner that you want to be the best you can be for them.

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5. Endless possibilities

Gym sessions, jogs in the sunshine or joining a salsa dancing class – there is no limit to the exercise and fitness work you can complete together as a couple. It’s a great way to bring more spontaneity and variation into your relationship and can keeps things fresh and exciting. Make a point of trying something different each week to spice things up! Try each other’s routines and find something that you both enjoy – you’ll be amazed at the difference it will make!

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