The couple that trains together stays together. But, let's face it, not everyone loves hitting the gym and lifting weights. However, having similar lifestyle preferences can ultimately make or break even the strongest bond. If you live an active lifestyle and your significant other prefers more sedentary activities (Netflix anyone?), it hinders together time and can lead to feeling distanced from your partner.
“When a couple works out together, the actual exercise itself can physically and emotionally have a positive impact,” according to marriage and relationship psychotherapist Dr. Jane Greer via YouBeauty. "Both partners come away with feelings of synchronicity, cooperative spirit and shared passion. Then you throw in some spicy endorphins and it can be a real power trip for the relationship."
Psychotherapy aside, some people may need a little extra encouragement in order to get moving, which can mean you end up walking a fine line between motivator and nagger. In order to avoid nagging your partner (which will likely have the opposite effect), here are ten healthy strategies to promote getting your partner off of the couch and back into the groove with you.