Love, Hormones, & Hang Cleans
With 28% of our current membership in a serious relationship with another member of the gym, I felt it was high time we investigated why love and fitness go so well together.
Couples Who Sweat Together
Not all the couples at the gym joined at the same time. In fact, most didn’t. But as they fell in love with fitness, they brought their honey in to share it with them. Some of our members even met AT the gym! The sweet smell of pheromones can draw you into the arms of a new lover or reignite your bond with your beloved. Who says sweat isn’t sexy?
Let the Good Times Roll
Stress can cause serious tension in a relationship. Whether its work, health, family, or financial, stress wreaks havoc on the body but can also poison our relationships. Exercise is a proven stress reducer, working to decrease cortisol levels in the body and increase endorphins (those are the feel-good-happy-times neurotransmitters). Our couples leave the gym feeling refreshed, accomplished, positive, and ready to connect with each other!
Don’t Find Time, Make Time
Quality time with our loved ones is often listed as a goal for many seeking happier relationships. Seeing our members supporting each other through fitness and sharing small moments of love and appreciation during class demonstrates the power of spending intentional time together. Many couples even bring their kids along to hang at the gym and watch their parents support one another to be their best selves.
With almost 1/3 of our total membership in love with each other, it’s no surprise you feel like you’ve joined a family when you join CFQB.
So whether you’re looking for love, hoping to amp up your relationship, or just searching for a new way to spend time with your sweetie, consider fitness. Your heart will have so much to thank you for.
Maggie Bugg is Co-owner of Community Fitness Qualicum Beach on Canada’s rugged and beautiful West Coast and is a massive Star Wars fan. With her Undergraduate Degree in Education, Maggie oversees the Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs at her affiliate and is the Head Trainer for the Teens Program. She is also the General Manager of the gym, focusing on cultivating a welcoming, safe, and results-driven environment for both Staff and Members. When not at the gym, you can find her nose in a book or her toes in ballet slippers.