In a relationship, it’s always good to share experiences together, whether it’s travel, a movie, or a shared hobby. With that idea in mind, why not try practicing martial arts? Not only is it great as a joint workout where you and your partner can motivate each other, but training in a martial art together also has surprising benefits for couples. Here are several advantages found in training together.
- It improves relationships
Studies show that working out together has emotional and physical benefits for couples. It’s great stress relief and builds communication, and may also make you more attracted to each other!
- You spend more, higher-quality time together
Training together means that you’re spending more time together, and it’s not just idle conversation or the usual eating-out dates that is taking place – you’re working hard on motivating each other and pushing each other to the limits while you train. Nothing says quality time like training time.
- You have shared goals and commitments
When you train together, that means you’re both working towards the same goals, like better health, improved skills, and discipline. This makes you more than just the usual couple – it makes you a team. Everything you do becomes geared towards accomplishing your goals, and that will create a bond between you like nothing else can.
- You fight less and stay happier
Exercise, especially the martial arts, is well-known for its stress relief properties. This could be due to the endorphin release associated with active movement, or the calmness and meditative nature of martial arts’ more spiritual side. Couple this with everything else and you’re less likely to have heated disagreements with your partner.
Do you want to train with your significant other, or do you already? How’s it working out for you?