Studies have proven that working out with a partner can improve your success. Why not make your life partner your exercise partner? Research shows that 94 percent of couples stick with their fitness programs when they workout together. It’s a great way to spend time together, and break away from the old routine of watching TV every night. A few rules for a couples workout. Know you may be at very different levels. Don’t show off. Guys, save the competition for your buddies. Encourage and challenge each other. Another benefit is safety. Having someone to watch your form and spot you when you need it, is safer than if you were alone. Exercising together gives you a common interest. And as a bonus remember exercise produces chemicals in the brain that evoke feelings of happiness, reduce stress, and also increase arousal and libido. Check out this couples workout for a few exercises that give you a great workout and are fun to do with your significant other. There’s even an opportunity for a smooch or two!