We all know the benefits of a workout buddy — they're motivating, they keep you accountable, and they help pass the time at the gym. According to a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, exercising with a partner can double your performance, which is a total workout win. So, who better to get fit with than your significant other? You wake up with them, you go home with them — they're basically a built-in excuse buster for when you feel like slacking.
A recent study out of Indiana University found that working out with your partner or spouse could help you stick with it — only 8 percent of the participants in the study who exercised with their spouses quit compared to half of the participants who exercised without their partners or spouses. That's a pretty good reason to start getting sweaty together.
But, like we've said before, the gym can be an emotional experience. Bringing someone else onto that roller coaster ride can be tricky. Lucky for you, we've got some basic rules to make your dual sweat sesh a breeze.
9 Tips for Working Out as a Couple