8 Reasons Couples Shouldn’t Work Out Together
It Zaps the “You” Time Out of Exercise
You’re More Likely to Stick with Something You Enjoy
Competing Could Hurt You
You’re at Different Fitness Levels
You Lose the Custom-Fit Approach
You Can’t Change Your Routine as Easily
Your Partner’s Results Could Bum You Out
It's Harder to Set Goals
Getting my sweat on with my sweetie has always sounded fun—in theory.
However, after many failed attempts, I've resigned myself to the fact that coupled-up cardio sessions will, most likely, wind up taking one of three very predictable scenarios: 1. The man I love—who promised to join me on a morning run only 8 hours earlier over a cozy dinner of red wine and pasta—is now intent on snoozing the morning away. 2. My darling winds up on the couch with a few bags of frozen peas on his swollen knee for the remainder of the afternoon because he couldn't resist setting a macho, much-faster-than-me pace. 3. I end up missing the workout I'm really in the mood for—say, a sweat-drenched power yoga class—for a scenic, but not very heart-pumping, hike.
A few weeks ago, I might have felt bad that my boyfriend and I are on totally different pages when it comes to our fitness schedules, but not anymore: Many experts believe staying solo when you sweat is actually your best bet for hitting your weight loss and fitness goals. Read on for eight reasons why love doesn't always belong in the weight room.