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12 Signs You're in a Relationship with Your Gym

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Does your significant other joke that you’d prefer two-a-day workouts to dinner for two? Would you rather go spinning than shopping? Does most of your socializing take place while sweating or stretching?
While most people have to talk themselves into exercising, you could be among the few who put fitness first (and middle, and last…) on their priority list. When you have committed to an exercise plan and start seeing real results, it can be difficult to strike a healthy workout/life balance. If any of these signs sound familiar, you might be in a committed relationship—with your gym.

1. You'd rather have "weight night" than "date night." It's not that you don't enjoy spending time with your sweetie—it's just that you prefer to sweat first.

2. The main numbers in your brain these days are the weights you last bench pressed or dead lifted. Sure, your anniversary and partner's birthday are important, too…but it's hard not to get excited when those lifting PRs are growing by the day.

3. When your kids draw pictures of their parents, your spouse is holding flowers and you're holding dumbbells. Look at it this way: You're setting a healthy example for your little ones.


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4. You'd rather listen to your favorite workout playlist than your wedding song. There's a time and a place for Marvin Gaye, and it's not on the treadmill. (Eminem, anyone?)

5. The words "ring" and "band" make you think of exercise equipment instead of jewelry. When it comes to gifts, your sweetie has learned that you'd much prefer fitness gear to flowers.


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6. You spent more on your last pair of athletic shoes than on your last gift for your significant other. Just think of how much more pleasant you are after a workout—isn't that a gift in itself?

7. You plan your social outings around your fitness schedule. Happy hour on Tuesday? Not when yoga class makes you even happier.

8. Your closet contains more exercise clothes than date night outfits. There's nothing wrong with wearing yoga pants to the movies, right?


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9. You know your gym's class schedule by heart. You'll get your partner's calendar down pat one of these days…

10. You sometimes invent extra "errands" to explain your late arrival at home. After all, what sane person stays at the gym for three hours?


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11. You can't make it through a 10 p.m. movie without nodding off, but have no problem waking up at 5 a.m. for the gym. Brad Pitt might be nice to look at, but he's got nothing on post-workout euphoria.


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12. On rest days, your significant other knows to tread lightly. Your patience wears thinner every hour you're away from the gym.

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RACHAEL2020 8/3/2020
Funny tips, but if you had a relationship with the gym it is over. My gym is still closed since March due to Covid-19. Report
CARMAR6468 5/23/2020
Hahaha, True!! Report
Funny tips. Report
CECELW 12/24/2019
these are so funny! Report
Thanks for the smile Report
Love the blog! Thanks for sharing :-) Report
Awesome...thanks... Report
Thanks for the smiles! Report
I like burps more than burpees... Report
Very funny article. Thanks for sharing. Report
Great article! Report
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no, I don't have THIS problem Report
thank you Report
Not a problem for me - I use walking as my form of exercise. Report
I have now become addicted to working out!!! Report
Great Report
These are great. Thanks. Report
Very funny. Report
All just the cutest eva!!!! Report
Hilarious, my first laugh today. I’m not that extreme, yet I can relate to my fair share of the examples. Fitness and some fun...a winning combo. Report
All true and fits me to a T. Report
Interesting Report
Hilarious memes! Seems like you have a um, awkward relationship with the gym! Report
I really enjoyed reading this and I'm afraid I'm starting to think a little bit like this myself! I find my time at the gym the most enjoyable of my days on many days. Report
no me at all thankfully i might even need to get to the gym ! Report
thank you Report
When planning an evening out with friends we have been known to say: "Not on a pickleball night (Tues/Th/Sat)" Report
Hilarious. I actually had a surprise date night and wore my gym clothes. Report
People in my life are supportive to my need for 4 hours times 3 days a week at the gym. But do I sneak over on weekends that husband works, oh yes I do. I just don't complain when I'm sore...except to my spark community. Report
Funny article, but I'm not a member of a gym! Report
This article was interesting but yet so funny.
I’m not part of this group but see it’s possible. Report
Interesting! Report
Wow! I am a member of the infatuated with fitness club! Report
I think I'm allergic to working out!!! LOL!!! Report
I have set up my own Report
I do not belong to a gym, just P.T. when I can get it.. Report
Lol! Several of these were very true indeed! I saw a t-shirt the other day that read "Weights before dates," and thought that could describe me perfectly. I think the weight-loss/fitness journey of the past 6 months has awakened my inner jock! Report
Another Spark people article written only from the female point of view. Not surprising Report
True for me on many points. I love my gym. It's my 'me' time; my sanctuary. Report
Love it love it love it yes this is meeeee! Report
Thanks for your thoughts. Report
Your blog was so much fun Report
I used to think some of these things, back when I was young and foolish, but then I matured and had a family, so didn't feel so selfish anymore. Report
As a kid, was anyone the last one picked for a team? Working out gives me a sense of accomplishment I didn't get as a kid. My favorite was the one about Burpees. Report