A few months ago, my personal trainer asked me if my boyfriend and I ever worked out together. We don’t, and when I told her that, she said, Well, wouldn’t it be great to wake up and spend a Sunday morning together at the gym?
I guess that’s a nice idea in theory, but in reality, my ideal Sunday morning involves lattes and lounging around, not lunges. However, it turns out she might be on to something: USA Today reports that a recent University of Connecticut study of overweight individuals found that those who dieted and exercised with their partners lost more weight than those who did it on their own.
Regardless of your workout goals – weight loss or otherwise – I’m sure that exercising with your partner is a huge motivator to get to the gym, but I don’t know anyone – anyone! – who works out with their significant other. Do you?