Being a lifestyle gym, we are constantly looking at ways to make Wellth (fitness, health, wellness and well being) a part of people’s lives. Sometimes that means getting loved ones involved, like getting dirty together! Yes! You can build a better relationship by getting dirty together!
We think it’s important to keep your eye on your goal and never give up on that goal, however, sometimes chasing that goal can make us crazy and compulsive. We encourage our members to set other goals like running a 5K, competing in powerlifting meets, joining the local ultimate frisbee league, or running an obstacle race with friends, family or your fitness community. In fact, tackling those things with a loved one makes it that much better. Here are three ways you can build a better relationship with your loved one by getting dirty together!Dr. Court and Carrie Vreeland in their first Tough Mudder Race in 2011. They look so young in this pic!
Have you ever done a physical event with your husband/wife,mom,sister or brother, or maybe your favorite BFF. Why? A lot of good things can come out of it getting dirty and sweaty together! These are the top three reasons I have done races with my mom, husband, sister in-law, father in law and of course our members and awesome team!
Support – Everyone needs support. These races are meant to be done as a team of at least two. Most people NEED help getting over some of the obstacles. That’s where your loved one comes in and your team. By doing these races with your loved one, you each learn how to support each other and ask for HELP when you need it.
Impress – YES! I want to impress my mom, husband, family and friends and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I bet they want to impress me too! Running a race with my mom was amazing! She could see the things I was capable of that she may not have ever seen and same for her. I was so impressed she ran over 3 miles, crawled through mud and over walls. And, let’s be honest…she’s not exactly “young” in body. It was so inspiring! I want to still be doing this when I am her age.
Trust – This is a big one! For me anyway. Of course I trust my family and friends BUT to throw my butt over a wall, to push me when I need it the most, to carry me when needed and to trust me to do the same. That trust BUILDS trust. Does your husband or wife trust you to help them over a wall? Sometimes I don’t even trust my husband to take out the garbage. But, when the shit hits the fan, I know I can count on him to help me out.
Taking on a challenge like the Tough Mudder with your husband, mom, BFF or friends will make your relationship so much stronger. It will give you so many great memories, stories to laugh about and most importantly give you more confidence. Plus, from a scientific standpoint you release the bonding hormone called Oxytocin. This is the same hormone that is released after sexy time, giving someone a long hug, looking into your dog’s eyes, etc. It’s that rush we feel when we connect to someone.
More confidence to do things you didn’t think you could, trust in others and yourself, and the ability to support others in a way you didn’t think was possible.
Do you have a husband/wife/brother/sister/mom/dad/boyfriend/girlfriend or even a friend you want to do the August 19th Tough Mudder with? We have a program for you! It’s only $199 for 7 weeks of training that starts on June 19th and runs until August 13th. You get a customized running program as well as weekly training work outs AND you will be on our team! Of course only if you want to, but why wouldn’t you? We will help you get improve your condition and work on getting stronger so you can tackle these races. As always – we start as a team and finish as a team. Click the picture below to sign up and learn more about the program.