Research shows that couples who train together, not only stay together, but stay with their gym. Those who workout together in the gym have a 6-per cent drop out rate, compared to those who work out alone with a 43 per cent drop-out rate, according to a Channel 4 documentary ‘How To Get Fit Fast’. Perhaps this is because in a survey of 1,007 adults in relationships by Be a Better You, 80 per cent of British couples say their partner motivates them to stay fit.
Working to co-ordinate together whilst working up a sweat is bound to get you and your partner communicating, laughing and boosting each others confidence. It might not even feel like working out!
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Personal trainer Nicola Addison owns Eqvvs Training gym and has helped shape the bodies of Elle Macpherson, Erin O’Connor and Daisy Lowe. Nicola and her partner Claudia Newland, also a personal trainer at Eqvvs, have designed a 4-part couple’s workout video series with Healthista that you can do with a friend or your partner.
This week is a static stretch, involving your partners help to really work the muscles for a more effective stretch. You may need it after the previous 20 minute HIIT cardio routine in part 1 of the series…