As a couple, we fall into a category where I would say the vast majority of people fall: not completely motivated to stay committed to a consistent workout schedule that brings about the necessary results to stay in a fit, physical condition.
In the past, we would get into a groove of doing some type of workout for a short spell until, eventually, some event in our lives would disrupt that consistency. And then, the law of inertia kicks in – an object that is not in motion is tough to get moving again.
Partner training has been so beneficial for us as a couple. We have accountability to our trainer, but also to each other. It has pulled out our competitive spirit and been a great boost for our marriage.
When you think about physical training, you tend to think it only affects your body. But there is an emotional bond that has happened between myself and Dana through our training sessions. Knowing your spouse is committed to improving his or her overall physical condition helps build trust in the relationship. The special connection that teammates or soldiers form through shared physical effort holds true in partner training, too.
And, of course, there are the fitness results – I have lost twelve pounds since we started working out in September and Dana has maintained her weight. We both have increased our muscle mass and seen a decrease in body fat. Dana’s body composition has firmed up and her posture has improved significantly.
Our personal trainer, Nate Skop, brings so much value to our lives:
- He brings years of experience to the table. We don’t have the time to study every little nuance of the body or what action brings about the greatest change to add strength and correct areas of weakness. Fortunately for us, Nate has that extensive educational background in how the body works and what exercises are best to increase functional strength.
- Nate is a great listening ear. We aren’t speaking to a brick wall. I will mention something off-hand during a workout, and he will bring it up a week later when we are performing an exercise that is specifically relevant to my comment or concern.
- He considers our best interest when choosing workouts for us as a couple. It would be easy to package a cookie-cutter workout for all of his clients, but I know he puts thought into each group that he trains and tailors his training to their unique needs.
We look forward to seeing and spending time with Nate each week.
What we pay for a personal trainer is an investment in our lives, and it has been one of the greatest investments we have ever made!