Working out with your significant other, a friend or a co-worker can help to inspire your motivation to keep exercising during the colder months and also help to cultivate healthier relationships and bond with your exercise partner. Here’s our reasons for hitting the gym with a partner to help achieve a shared experience of trust, support and healthy competition to get you both having more fun at the gym and inspiring each other to aim higher.
Have more fun!
Get that idea of the gym as some form of cruel, routine punishment out of your head by making it an enjoyable, social date. Take the time to blend your gym time and date time together and spend some quality time with your significant other.
Get fitter, fit better.
Not only does spending time working out with your significant other help to make you
both fitter, it can help you to both ‘fit better’ too. Couples who work out together form a
special physical and emotional bond that can have hugely positive influences on your
relationship together. Throw in a hit of endorphins each for some shared, feel-good
Challenge each other
What better person to challenge and be challenged by a close friend or colleague that
you trust? Make sure you’re both at a similar fitness level though and remember to push
hard, but be supportive about it!
Teach each other something new
Both already established gym junkies? If your exercise partner has their yoga positions
down pat and you’re a star in spin class, support and teach each other some new skills.
Not only will you expand on your repertoire of options at the gym, the art of teaching
somebody a new skill is an excellent way to build on your communicative skills with one
another. Not to mention, trying new things is always a good thing!
Additional work-out benefits
Working out not only provides physical benefits, it also helps to reduce stress, helps to
sleep better at night and increase brain function. Did we mention that regular exercise
has been linked to a better time in the bedroom too…? Couples who work out together
reap all the benefits together!
Think outside the box
Working out together doesn’t have to just mean hitting the gym, yoga class or pool
together. Check out our list of think outside the box date ideas and take a dance class
together, spend an afternoon at the beach, or try rock climbing together.
You know this one’s coming…! Don’t forget to stay hydrated, refuel and replace lost
electrolytes with Cocobella. Made from one ingredient, the water from young green coconuts,
Cocobella Straight Up is naturally rich in 5 key electrolytes for providing natural hydration and
With Run Melbourne just around the corner, all you need to do now is pick up the phone,
call that partner or friend and set a date to get working out! Who would you like to hit the
gym with? Tag your fitness photos on Instagram with #bettertogether to show us how you roll.