I am so fortunate that my DH has been my steady workout partner for over 40 years of our marriage. We started out jogging outdoors together, then we started to have different paces so we moved our together time to the gym. After all these years I am so conditioned to going to the gym that I do it alone (when he had surgeries, for instance). But nothing beats our regular workout date times. I am so lucky in this respect.
couldn't get my hubby to exercise with me to save his life or mine. He is so stubborn and not willing even to walk. He goes to his own gym but refuses to take classes or suggestions even from a young woman trainer... and from a guy, forget it.... so I just give up and go myself.. He is 70 he will never change.
Thank you for this article. I got the idea to try yoga together with my significant other. :) I think he can't do most strenght excercises because of his back problems, but some yoga poses might be suitable. :)
2/13/2012 12:09:58 PM
Can this be added to the fitness tracker workout options?
Um. Valentine's Day, remember? Romantic. I think one day out of the year I'd like the old man to pretend he's Richard Gere, not Richard SImmons. Candlelight dinner doesn't mean pigout at the all-you-can-eat, y'know.
it didn't exactly say play, but the article DID say "Other sports." My husband and I used to do line dancing class and Ballroom dancing together, but the costs caused us to drop the ballroom classes after 4 years, and then we moved to NJ and haven't seen any line dance classes around. We will start a community ballroom dance class session in March, but it will be a group class that appears to be targeted at beginners, so may or may not be much exercise. We walk together to indoor dvd, as we are both fairly beginners and overweight enough that neither of us run, so this keeps our pace the same pretty much.
My hubs and I will start working out together every Thursday evening. I'm so excited! By reading the other comments, I think Thursdays are going to be the 'new' date night. I only wish it could be more than one night a week, but because of his hours it's not possible. I'll be getting it in at the Y myself during the rest of the week. We've both made individual commitments to ourselves to really give it all we've got in losing weight, eating healthier, and exercising more. I can't wait!
I think these are great ideas, but the article left out active playing! Yesterday, instead of having a traditional Valentine's day, my husband and I printed out a free day pass to the local gym (he's already a member, I use my school's gym). We played racquetball together for an hour, hit the pool to swim a few laps, and then relaxed our tired muscles in the hot tub. It was a blast!
We also enjoy spinning around on our bikes together when the weather is nice or going golfing. It's all exercise, but it feels less like exercise and more like fun!
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