Does fitness have a positive or negative impact on your relationship?

I am putting together some ideas for a future blog post and I need YOUR help. I have actually seen a couple posts about relationships and fitness but I really wanted to find out for myself from all of you!

Here is my question:

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  • Does health and/or fitness have a positive or negative impact on your relationship? Whether it is yes or no, can you explain why?

Fitness and health play huge roles in my relationship. My boyfriend Joey trains in Jiu Jitsu about 4 – 5 days a week. I weight-lift about the same amount of days. We both encourage and motivate each-other to work hard doing what we enjoy. He is okay with the time I take to weight-lift and I am okay with the time he takes to train. Two people in a relationship should be able to take time to do what they enjoy even if it involves being apart. Don’t get me wrong we workout together too! 😉

Please comment and leave me your thoughts and opinions. Your comments will help me write my next blog post on Fitness and how it impacts relationships!

-mk

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4 thoughts on “Does fitness have a positive or negative impact on your relationship?

  1. Lauren says:

    Fitness has become a big part of my life in the last 3 years. Robb my boyfriend of the last 3 years has definitely contributed to getting me in the gym especially weight lifting rather than my usual cardio. He bought me a gym membership (which I took no offense too lol) our first Christmas together so that we could workout together at his gym Fitness 19. He made me enjoy the gym and helped me learn how to lift weights. It has never affected our relationship in a negative way, it brings us closer and is just another hobby we have together. Health and nutrition also plays a huge role in our household and we educate each other on how to be healthy and fit together. The gym has definitely helped me with anxiety issues that I have. Some days the gym is therapy for me and I know it’s the same for Robb as well. Nothing is more of a turn on in a relationship then dedication and motivation on yourself and appearance. Happy gyming!!!

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    • FitLife says:

      Thank you Lauren! You’re doing a great job and so happy you both keep each other motivated not only in the gym but in life!

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  2. seawo1f says:

    I think working out is a fun and healthy way to spend time together. It’s definitely an important part of my relationship with my fiancé considering I have a hard time motivating myself to go alone. It’s good to remember to keep it fun and not take it too seriously, whether working out together or alone. Don’t ever obsess over your body or your significant other’s body which be detrimental to the relationship. Just be happy, love and enjoy each other. ❤️✌🏼️

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    • FitLife says:

      I agree that obsessing over your body can be detrimental. There really is no need to take it so serious unless you are competitor or an athlete. Fitness should be about being healthy and feeling good about yourself. There is always some level of confidence that should come from working out but there are also a lot of negative feelings that come along as well. Just need to learn to let go of those feelings and tell yourself that you are doing what you can to live a healthy life. Being healthy should be enough … not comparing yourself to the competitors and women in magazines.

      Thank you for posting! -mk

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