"Dancing just makes me feel different every time I do it.”
“I work out personally because of the way it makes me feel and the release of serotonin. It’s important to take care of yourself physically, but also mentally as well."
"Mike and I love to keep it playful and completely immerse ourselves in the environments we are in. If we happen to be strolling through the woods, we turn it into a free-running obstacle course. A quick dip in the reservoir turns into a long distance swim to the other side. An afternoon in the city turns into a game of 'can you handstand here?' Living this way together keeps the moment alive with possibilities, not to mention a great workout."
“That’s [running is] what I look forward to when I roll out of bed. It’s freeing. An hour of quiet, peaceful therapy.”
"Before I retired, sport and fitness was always just for fun – a hobby alongside my full-time job. Even so, after joining a running club in my 40s, I managed to travel all over the world competing in sprint races in my spare time.
"We are new parents and we don't have much time outside of work and baby duties. So it can get frustrating not to get time to focus on ourselves, or one another. Working out not only gets us out of the house, but it helps us get physical together, push ourselves harder than we would if we were solo, and achieve a short-term goal that we have to work toward together. Plus, I think it's sexy to see him work out and push himself."
"Working out as a couple is another way to be together while doing something that is good for you. Even if your workweek is too busy, plan to set aside an hour each weekend to either go to the gym, play a sport or take a hike. At the very least, a walk around the neighborhood is a great way to get some exercise and reconnect."
"Before I started Zumba, I suffered a terribly bad back and sciatica, with pain like electric shocks that shot down my left leg. It was horrible, and I often found it hard to pull myself out of bed.
"There are two things that I love the most about running. The first is the feeling of accomplishment and pride when I run a distance I’ve never reached before, or PR in a race. It is a beautiful thing to discover that your body is capable of doing things that you once thought were impossible. The second thing I love about running is the amazing community it has brought into my life. I now have multiple running partners, and my long runs with them turn into amazing, in-depth conversations that bring us even closer together."
“I’ve got to do this. I can’t allow my body to tell me what I can and can’t do…”