A lifetime of intimacy and attraction in your relationship is possible, and the secret lies in being physical together. FYI, I’m not just talking about in the bedroom.ツ
A recent survey by Vouchercloud revealed that 85% of couples who exercise together believe that it improved their relationships. Some couples went so far as to say training together “saved the relationship altogether.”
Jamey and Brenda Bertrand have been married 19 years, and they’ve always had a strong physical connection that was further strengthened by working out together.
Grow Your Bond
Brenda was somewhat active in high school and not as into exercising when her and Jamey met. Whereas Jamey was more into his workouts and wanted to share that part of his life with her. In time she came to appreciate his help, and it brought them closer.
When you workout together you get to see another side of each other that is very appealing. You witness each other push through physical limitations and reach personal records.
Jamey shared how satisfying it has been for him to get to motivate his spouse into reaching levels that she thought she could never attain. “The smile they give you when they do accomplish goals are priceless.”
Attraction and Desire Never Diminishes
A lot of couples get caught up in the rat race of life with career, busy schedules, and having kids which can cause their sex lives to suffer.
Jamey and Brenda’s desire for one another has never worn off even with the raising of two daughters and the realities of life.
We have never experienced a drop in our sexual desire towards each other. We both never let the raising our children effect that part of the relationship. We always made at least one day of the week to take a date or have some sort of romantic evening.
Exercising alone increases your endorphins, add to that an improved self-esteem from being in shape and you will experience a serious increase in sexual desire.
When you look like this it’s easy to understand how physical fitness enhances the relationship:)
Quality Time Together
According to Psychology Today, ‘When work and other obligations take over the schedule, finding ways to keep your relationship a priority can make a difference.’
You don’t have to be exercise fanatics. Jamey says that “Brenda is not the work out demon girl. Lol. She enjoys going 2-3 times a week . No more than that. I’m just happy she does work out hard in those 3 days and we get to do it together.”
When you workout together you are spending time with one another and sharing a purpose that will last even when the kids are gone and you retire.
They both enjoy outside activities such as riding mountain bikes together or a slow jog around the LSU lakes. Jamey says, “It’s gets the daily stress out of our systems.”
Nurture With Massages
One of the fun perks of working out together is that you both understand and appreciate receiving a good massage. Jamey does a lot of running so needless to say, his feet are pretty calloused and sore. Brenda gives him foot manicures and massages. He in turn gives her neck and shoulder messages to help melt away her stress and workout the knots.
A Life of Love and Freedom
The driving motivation for this couple is that they want to grow very old with each other. They want to enjoy life and be able to function in their retirement age. Jamey expressed that “only staying fit and healthy will we be able to achieve those great experiences such as traveling the world and going to exciting places in our retirement days.”
In honor of Valentine’s Day and a lifetime of passionate love, make an effort this weekend to get in a sweaty workout with your Sweetheart.ღ
I’m a certified personal trainer/lifestyle fitness coach NESTA/Health Coach NDP. I provide personal and group/couple training as well as health coaching. I can work with you locally or out of state. Send me a message, and I will be happy to share my services with you.