Who better to get physical with than your significant other? We of course are talking about working out. The studio is the perfect space to workout with bae, for reasons that will not only help you reach your fitness goals, but also make you and bae, relationship goals.
Here are 5 Benefits of Working out With Bae:
1. A GREAT ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER
One of the best people to hold you accountable are the ones who love you, and truly have your best interest in mind; there’s no one more perfect to take on that role than bae. When you win, they win; and vice versa. One of the main reasons people fall out of their fitness journey, is lack of accountability - bae is an amazing accountability partner because you know they truly care and want to see you be your absolute best self. Being your best selves benefits the both of you!
2. YOU INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF LEVELLING UP TOGETHER
We are an average sum of the people we spend the most amount of time with; is it safe to say that bae is one of them? It’s been scientifically proven that when one person in the relationship makes a positive health-related change, it is more likely for the other to do the same. Jama Internal Medicine published a 2015 study supporting this - what was even better - the most influential change people made was taking up exercise. You can see it as healthy competition in your relationship.
3. RE-SPARK THE FLAME
This one’s our favorite! Have you been with bae for a while and you’re looking for some ways to reignite the passion and re-spark the flame? Working out is a great way to do that. Research has shown that getting involved in exciting new activities with your significant other can make you feel more satisfied in your relationship - and possibly, more in love with bae. The key to this is that the activity has to be “physically arousing;” it has to be something that gets you both active and moving together. Not only will you increase the satisfaction in your relationship - you will also both look more and more amazing - further adding to the increased satisfaction.
4. A DEEPER CONNECTION
When we think working out, we often think about the physical benefits: chiseled abs, sexy curves, that beach body - and of course just shedding away those extra layers of fat but, we neglect to speak on the benefits to your mental health. Working out is a mood lifter and an energy booster. In short, working out makes you and bae much more positive. Imagine what a little more positivity can do for your relationship? Want to make that connection even deeper? Try performing the same workout moves. Mimicking the movements of one another creates a subconscious level of bonding that makes you feel more compatible and connected.
5. MAKES WORKING OUT MORE ENJOYABLE
Research shows we enjoy our workouts more, when we do them with someone we know. Let’s be real, staying motivated to workout can be a challenge - but when you do it with bae, it can be a very exciting and unique date night. Remember in reason #3 where we mentioned working out together can re-spark the flame? That in itself is great motivation to stick with working out, making it an easier shift from being a one off thing, to a lifestyle change.
Let us know why you love working out with bae, leave us a comment below!