With the divorce rate nearing 50% and a “healthy” relationship charting the top of almost every wish list… it only makes sense that anything we can do to improve the chances of success should be expedited to the front of the line.

A reasonable body of research is beginning to paint a favorable picture. Those who train together stay together.

Here are 10 reasons why:

1. Deeper connection

Training together fosters your connection.

It will give you both an opportunity to watch the other be challenged and succeed.

It can build empathy and appreciation.

2. Reduced stress

Research shows that those who workout regularly are better able to handle the normal daily stresses which we all face.

Finding a productive release for stress versus bringing it home makes the interaction with your loved one more peaceful and enjoyable.

3. Increased self-confidence

Setting goals together like improved body composition or completing a Tough Mudder can give you a sense of empowerment and excitement about what might be possible when working as a team.

4. Improved intimacy

More energy, an improved body image and overall enhanced physical function which comes from training can lead to improvements in the physical aspects of your relationship 🙂

5. More quality time

Having trouble finding time to spend with each other?

Carving out a training schedule that works for both gives you a guaranteed “date” to look forward to multiple times each week.

6. Successful dieting

If you are training together, you are more likely to be following the same or similar eating plan.

What can be an extremely difficult endeavor now becomes a team effort and exponentially easier to stay the course with.

Have you tried eating By Design?

7. Less fighting

Taking your aggression out on the weights instead of projecting your anger into your relationship means fewer fights, less disagreements and more time focused on what matters most.

8. Enjoy your downtime

With a busy life that now includes a regular fitness schedule, you’ll be much more appreciative of the down time you have together.

9. Enjoy shared values

One of the most overlooked requirements for a successful relationship is shared values.

It’s amazing how many relationships fail not because there’s a “lack of love” but instead… because there’s a shortage of values both partners care deeply about.

Training together gives a couple one more value they can fully engage in together.

Not to mention when both parties are engaged with their Chiropractic Check-Up Schedule… we have many Chiropractic dates happening in our office.

10. Grow stronger together

No question lifting together will make you physically stronger… but it’s the sum all the components that are encompassed into a regular training program that will make your relationship stronger as well.

Make the investment in yourself by committing to a training program right away and for a boost to your relationship, up the ante by adding your partner into the mix.

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Above is the photo of our last Move By Design group after just finishing their first CrossFit workout.

Everyone was pushed beyond what they thought was possible, and… had a great time doing it!

If your goal is to get stronger, be more mobile, lose body fat, increase your stamina, improve blood flow, digest your food better, sleep more soundly and avoid injury, then Move By Design is for you!

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Thea is a Life By Design Chiropractor, author, blogger and international speaker on creating extraordinary health. Thea is passionate about powering your health, allowing you to create an extraordinary life! She has long known the benefits of regular Chiropractic care, experiencing drastic improvements in athletic and academic performance as well as an enhanced quality of life. Dr Thea shares the simple principles of achieving total health and inspires families to reach their full potential. Thea and her partner Brian own and practice from The Powerhouse Chiropractic in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.