There’s no date like a workout date if you know the benefits of making your sweetheart your “sweatheart.”
- Forget hitting the local pub, movie theater or pizza shop…you’ll have more time together with a gym date! Just don’t be a know-it-all or a fierce competitor…be supportive, share the decisions on cardio or weights or body weight exercise, and warm up each other’s hearts with words of encouragement. The key is keeping workouts light and playful and free of criticism.
- Want more sex? Uh, sure you do! Getting your bodies in shape and flexible, getting those endorphin’s cooking, sweating together and increased exercise with eye-to-eye communication primes each other for more sexual activity. After working out, women’s bodies respond faster and more intensely. For men, increased fitness is also correlated with enhanced sexuality.
- You’ll not only find your abs, you’ll reconnect in wonderful ways. Working out together increases commitment, communication and positive body language.
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Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D., earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania after completing his M.S. degree in clinical psychology at Hahnemnann Medical College where he wrote his thesis on the psychological aspects of obesity. He coaches world-class athletes and fitness enthusaists for performance enhancement. He is Senior Consultant for Behavioral Sciences for ACE, on the faculty of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, a national Community Ambassador for Experience Life Magazine’s health initiative and for FitFluentials, appears weekly on San Diego’s CW channel 6, is a consultant to Les Mills International, writes for IHRSA, is a member of the Sports Medicine Team at the Sporting Club of San Diego and the La Jolla Sports Club specializing in fitness psychology, writes the “San Diego Fitness Psychology” column and “San Diego Life Coach Examiner.” He is also a writer and consultant to the Total Gym company. Dr. Mantell has written two best-selling books and appears regularly on radio and TV.