Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, so it’s time to show your significant other how much you care. When recommending fun and casual ways to celebrate the holiday, advice columns often include working out together. It’s excellent advice since exercising with your significant other can be a great and healthy way to show affection. But a couples workout session can be a wonderful time—or the recipe for romantic disaster.
The fitness experts of Wrightsock’s performance socks understand the health and happiness benefits of working out with your partner, and we know how to avoid common pitfalls. That’s why we put together this list of 5 tips for exercising with your partner this Valentine's Day!
1. Make a Plan
Finding the motivation to work out can be tough, especially when you have to motivate yourself and your significant other! While getting up and going with your workout routine is hard, it’s easier if you already know what to expect.
The night before, write out a specific workout routine you both can agree upon. And don’t forget to set an alarm . . . or two!
2. Don’t Be a Personal Trainer
Most people don’t want to be bossed around—especially by their significant other. If you try to be your partner’s trainer, you’re bound to make your partner feel self-conscious.
Personal training is a serious and difficult job, so let’s leave it to the professionals!
3. Do Only What Your Body Can Handle
No two people have the same fitness level, so there’s no reason to expect you and your partner to perform similarly in your exercises. For that reason, don’t put too much pressure on yourself if you feel you’re falling behind. After all, pulling a muscle or giving yourself painful blisters isn’t the most fun—or romantic—way to spend your time together.
4. The Workout Isn’t What’s Most Important
Remember, you can always work out alone. The point of exercising with your partner is that you’re doing it together. So remember: no matter what happens in your workout, your relationship is most important.
Be kind, be attentive to your loved one, and don’t forget to have fun!
5. Start Your Routine with a Gift
Our final tip is to kick off the workout with a small gift. Even if the workout ends up being a real grind, a gift is a great way to still make it feel like a fun date.
A thoughtful, exercise-themed gift is always a good idea. Does he or she need a new water bottle, running shoes, or a pair of anti-blister socks? Show your partner you care as you enjoy all the health and romantic benefits of exercise together.
Wrightsock’s New Valentine’s Heart Run Luxe Socks
This Valentine’s Day season, Wrightsock is offering special Valentine’s Heart Run-Luxe socks. Our famous, single-layer Run-Luxe running socks are extra comfortable, offering a no-sock feel as you work out. And our new pink heart design makes them perfect for the season!
Would you like to learn more about our performance running socks? How about our other tips for getting the perfect gifts for runners and hikers?