Working out together improves sex, love and relationships

Together in a Workout – Could You?

Did you know that finding fulfillment as a couple has a lot to do with engaging in a wide variety of activities together?

It is my contention that exercise is just one of many activities that men and women can do together without compromise!

Maybe you’re a fitness guru and he’s a couch potato, or perhaps you favor your spin class on Saturday mornings while your spouse bulks up on the weight machines.

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Goals, Tips And Starting Exercises

If your goal is to use even your exercise hour to spend more time together, you can merge your workouts together and find fitness harmony!

Forget arguing over who gets the better workout at the gym or who can outrun the other.

Instead, try circuit training as a fun and challenging way to get in shape together.

Motivate one another.

Have something new to talk about when it’s over.

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Some Tips to Get You Started

Set a schedule to meet one another at the gym three days a week after work.

And make a commitment to stick to it for at least a month.

Focus on whole body exercises that don’t require loading and unloading stacks of weights!

Your goal for circuit training should be to merge strength training with cardio so that both of you get what you need, you get it in less than 45 minutes, and you get it together.

Make sure to balance out new exercise activities with ones that both of you enjoy.

Incorporating a fitness routine that means something to each person is important in order to stay motivated as well as allowing your partner to be part of your enjoyment!


Togetherness Exercises To Start

Try these circuit training exercises to get you started:

  • Walking lunges. Challenging but with instant results, your legs will get toned!
    • Walk in synchronization and motivate one another to make it to the end of the rep.
  • Push-ups. Whether you are doing these side by side or in front of one another, watch the other person’s posture.
    • Correct them (kindly of course!) and motivate them to make it to a new record!
    • If they can only do five push-ups, push them to do six and so on.
  • Squats. Squats are another challenging exercise but one you can be more successful with when you have a partner alongside you.
    • With your feet shoulder wide apart, lower your body and bend at the hips while exhaling.
    • As you inhale, come back up controlled and slow.
  • Abs are perfect for couples! Don’t neglect those abs!
    • Lying down on your back with your hands behind your head, pull up with your abdominal muscles.
    • As your spine comes off the floor, twist your abs to the left, straighten out, come back down and come up by twisting to the right.
      • Repeat this 6-8 times.
    • Alternatively, try lying on the floor with your feet pointing toward one another in a crunch position and tossing a medicine ball back and forth.
    • I have found that my wife and I always kept each other motivated and found ways to have fun in the midst an otherwise routine workout.


Warm up together and engage in chit chat before moving onto your first set.

Switch places with one another in between sets and try to go at the same pace as one another to stay motivated and to eliminate working out separately (even if you consciously don’t mean to.)

Remember, the goal is not only to get your exercise in but to do it together as a couple!


Your Turn

Have you found working out together with your partner improves either sex, love and/or togetherness?

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Ethan S. writes on behalf of BoxFitUK, your resource for all your boxing needs, especially Bad Breed Boxing attire!

GuestAccount – who has written posts on GeekandJock.

3 thoughts on “Improve Togetherness Through Great Workouts”
  1. Great article…and I agree. My husband and I not only work out together (most days), but went to fitness school together which gave each of us a built-in study buddy.
    The truth is…when one person is on a mission, the partner needs to either be on board, or if nothing else…at least be supportive. That’s the only way things work out.

    You posted an insightful and intelligent comment on my article about Ab workouts and I replied. Hope you go back and visit to read it!
    Thanks for sharing this info :)

  2. Working out is a great way to spend time together, even when it is just simple things like walking. It is definitely one of the things that holds my fiance and myself together.

    It also helps you show support for one another… my fiance and I find great joy in supporting our goals together through going for walks and going to exercise classes together. We are both out of shape but getting better everyday together. Whenever one of us reaches a milestone we know we have each other to thank. It is truly a great bonding experience.

    1. Thanks for your inspiring comment, Amanda and welcome to the site too.

      Magical to hear evidence of another couple supporting each others efforts and growth too. Couples are called couples for a reason – they share and support, through tough times as well as good times.

      I'd be interested in knowing how long you guys have been together as well as how long you've been exercising as a couple as well. Would you mind sharing that and any other tips you've gained along the way?

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