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Couples Workouts Boost Exercise Motivation and Intimacy

Happy Valentines Day, Healthy Couples

Physical fitness can benefit not only your own health and fitness but your romantic relationship too. After jointly participating in physical challenges or moderate exercise activity, most couples report feeling more satisfied with their relationships and more in love with their partners.

Exercise produces chemicals in the brain that evoke feelings of happiness and stress relief, and they also increase arousal and sex drive. Several studies show that men and women who exercise regularly report better (and more frequent) sex with their partners.

Research published in Psychology Today also suggests that sharing a fitness goal (such as training for a triathlon), taking after-dinner walks with your honey or having date night at the local yoga studio may potentially boost the quality and intimacy of your romantic relationships.

Join the Gym as a Power Couple

After a moderately intense workout you'll feel more energized, sleep better and look sexy for each other. Here are more benefits for co-exercising couples:

- Make sure to keep exercise focused but fun and support and encourage each other

- Consider trying something new that interests you both - martial arts or a rock-climbing wall

- At the gym, simply pick two cardio machines next to each other and work towards your individual goals

- Let your partner teach you about fitness skills you are unsure about, or hire a personal trainer for both of you.

You should never dread or bicker over a couples’ workout; it’s officially bonding time!

Join the gym as a power couple. Even better, try Olympus’ Fitness Centers Personal Training Packages for Two. Get fitter and healthier for each other this Valentine’ Day season.

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Couples Workout