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How to Convince Your Boyfriend Practice Yoga with You

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Some people are lucky to have a boyfriend or husband who’s always down to go to an early morning yoga class. And some of us… not so much. Maybe you’ve been wishing you had an accountability buddy to practice yoga with, or maybe you just want to start a cute fitness couple Instagram account; either way, this blog is for you!

1. Explain that Yoga Isn’t ‘for Girls’

Yoga and other bodyweight fitness techniques (like Pilates) are often stereotyped as feminine exercises. But this isn’t the case! Men can benefit just as much as women from yoga, Pilates, barre, or a similar kind of workout. Yoga has tons of health benefits, like increased core and muscle strength, increased flexibility, weight loss, reduced stress, and better sleep[1]. Try introducing some of these gender-neutral benefits to your S/O to show him that anyone, regardless of sex or gender identity, can enjoy yoga! 

2. Start Out at Home

Going to a yoga studio for your first yoga class can be intimidating for anyone. Think back to your very first time doing yoga in front of other people; it was probably a little nerve wracking! If your S/O has little to no experience with yoga, he might feel anxious or unsure about trying it for the first time in front of a group of experienced yogis. Instead, take some time at home to show him a few of the basics. There are many different types of yoga and many resources for yoga beginners – read this blog for tips on where to start.

3. Make Working Out a Bonding Experience

Working out with your S/O can be as much fun as date night. Together, you can experience new things, improve yourselves physically and mentally, and grow as a couple. But that doesn’t mean the experience should be one-way! If you want your boyfriend or husband to make an effort to join you at yoga class, you should probably make an effort to learn more about his favorite workouts as well. If he’s really into lifting weights, have him show you some weightlifting techniques. Just like men can benefit from practicing yoga, women can benefit from weightlifting!

Before you know it, you’ll both have tried new workouts together and bonded more as a couple. Plus, you’ll both have improved your health in the process! And for more tips, news, and content like this, make sure you sign up for our email list.

 

[1] Source: The American Osteopathic Association

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