How to convince your significant other to join a 24 hour gym with you
Are your fitness goals and ideals no longer aligning with your significant other? Perhaps you made a New Year’s resolution or other type of commitment to get in shape this year and initially, your significant other was very supportive and interested in joining you, but suddenly, they are making excuse after excuse. This is common, especially as the thrill of the New Year wears off and January turns to February. In fact, statistics show that the majority of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions by February. While this statistic can be a bit disheartening, all is not lost! In fact, there a few ways you can motivate your significant other to recommit to your goals and join a 24 hour gym with you.
An important thing to remember as you talk to your significant other is that no one likes to be scolded or shamed. You must approach them with positivity and let them know that you have their best interests at heart. If you are accusatory when you talk to them, they will likely shut down and have an even more negative feeling about starting (or continuing) a fitness journey.
Here are a few tips for talking to your significant other about fitness.
- If they are worried about price, let them know that there are lots of options for low-cost gyms that are still well-equipped. Franchises like Fitness 4 Less offer all the equipment you need for manageable prices.
- If they are unsure about how they can fit fitness into their schedule, remind them that the 24 hour gym options available mean they can find a time in the day that works for them, even if it feels like a “weird” time for other people. Offer to go with them at a time of their choosing so you can feel out the new space together.
- If they are at a loss for how to start a fitness program that works for them, tell them you will help them find a personal trainer who can help them achieve their fitness goals.
- If they feel like it’s too late to start a program, make sure you let them know that you are in their corner and that you struggle with motivation too. If your partner feels like you look down on them, they may feel intimidated by you. Be honest with them about your own struggles as well, as it will keep you on even playing fields and keep the lines of communication open.
- Be a cheerleader! When you feel like your partner is struggling, lift them up with positive motivation, affection and support. If you do this for your partner, they will likely pick up this behavior and do the same for you if they feel like you are struggling.
Overall, you will face challenges as you begin a fitness journey together, but being there for each other for support and to hold one another accountable will not only help you to achieve your fitness goals, but will ultimately improve your relationship as well.