Why You Should Be Working Out With Your Boo.
There are few things quite like working out with a partner, spouse or, a loved one of any sort.
No matter the type of martial arts you both practice, there are some benefits to exercising
together. From perfecting your form to keeping each other motivated, you’ll find them here
Read on to find out more.
1) You can keep each other motivated!
One of the most difficult things about an exercise regimen of any kind is sticking to it. You might be tempted to take one day off or, maybe cheat on your diet and that leads to a pattern of skipped practices and missed goals. Working out with your loved one can keep you both motivated. You won’t be tempted to stay on the couch together when you both want to make it in time for Jiu Jitsu class.
2) You have an automatic martial arts training partner
Even if you’re actively taking Jiu Jitsu classes, you still need to practice your moves. What better to do so than with your partner? The two of you can go over what you’ve learned in class together and treat each other as training partners. Maybe you’re a white belt and your spouse is a purple belt, you can still make this work! Learning from or teaching your spouse something you love so much will only deepen their understanding of you!
3) It’s easy to set up workout times since you know each other’s schedules
Another great thing about practicing martial arts with your loved one is the fact that you know each other’s schedules. You can set up your combined workout times a week or two in advance, and if you need to reschedule, then you won’t have to worry about playing phone tag. WAAAAY better than hoping a flakey gym partner shows up to spot you on Leg Day. Having a set schedule can keep you both on track.
4) Workouts will be much more fun
Everyone loves spending time with their spouse or partner. Usually, that time consists of relaxing in front of the television, cooking meals together or, even having a date night. A
combined Jiu Jitsu workout can be just another thing that the two of you do together. You’ll have plenty of fun and be able to to talk about each other’s view on the class. When both of you enjoy spending time on the mat, your relationship – and your martial arts skills – will grow stronger.
There are four, clear benefits to working out with your loved one. But, I’m gonna give you my favorite!
5) See your spouse in a whole new light
When you and your spouse train Jiu Jitsu together, you’ll be able to see each other in ways that you NEVER have before. There are aspects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that bring out completely new sides to people. You will watch them grow right in front of you! Releasing timidness and exposing your confidence can really do amazing things for yourself and your relationship.
Your martial arts skills will improve, you’ll have more fun while doing so and, you’ll be closer to your spouse. There’s not much better than making a strong relationship even more steadfast. Between the additional motivation, the set times, and many other benefits, you’ll become a better martial artist, and a better spouse in no time.