THE PERKS OF DATING SOMEONE WHO LIFTS

What's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word "fitness enthusiast?".


Thanks to social media and the seemingly endless feed of shirtless selfies online, one might assume that dating someone who lifts is more pain than it’s worth. However, there’s more to your typical lifter than meets the eye. You’ll be surprised how lifting weights in the gym can instill desirable qualities in your significant other.

THEY HAVE GOOD TASTE IN FOOD

Lifters know some of the best places to eat. Why is that? Chances are, people who lift have gone through a cutting cycle or two. When you cut down and have to reduce your calories, it makes you appreciate food more since you can’t have as much of it as before. When the time comes for a cheat meal during a cutting phase, it’s important for a lifter to eat somewhere reliable where food is consistent and delicious.

THEY'RE WILLING TO TAKE ON CHALLENGES

Lifting weights teaches people to strive to be better and get past certain obstacles. If a weight is too heavy, they will take measures to ensure that their training and nutrition will help them break past that barrier. This mentality of taking on challenges and succeeding is engrained in the minds of lifters who have been training consistently. By dating someone with this mentality, it could very well rub off on you.


YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO PUSH YOU MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY

If you're currently dating someone who lifts, you’re probably seeing better results now. Why? Going to the gym with your significant other will not only strengthen your bond, but will also strengthen you physically and mentally.

SHOPPING FOR NEW GYM CLOTHES AND SUPPLEMENTS ISN'T AS BORING

For couples who lift, shopping for new workout gear and supplements will be another activity you can do together, plus it makes gift shopping a lot easier.

LIFTERS ARE PATIENT

In terms of building muscle or losing fat, results don’t come quickly. No matter what the goal is, it’ll take a tremendous amount of work through proper training and nutrition in order to see significant physical changes. People who lift understand that good quality results take time, and that virtue of patience tends to carryover in other aspects of life as well.

THEY UNDERSTAND THE PAINS OF DIETING

When your calories are low and your carbs are even lower your mood sours, your libido plummets, and you’re just not a very pleasant person to be around. Couples who lift have a better understanding of what it’s like to be in a cutting phase and will be able to anticipate the needs of their significant others more readily than people who don’t lift or diet at all.

THEY LOOK GOOD AND ARE CONFIDENT IN THEMSELVES

With enough time and effort, you can completely change your body for the better. In fact, people who lift also transform from the inside. Studies show that participants who engage in exercise and resistance training have reported improvements in confidence, self-image and self-assuredness.

YOU CAN BULK BUY

What you don’t use, your partner can take on! Having two people means you can split the 5lb tub of OxyWhey lean whey protein, or try 2 flavours of OxyShred and take half a tub each. Finally, having a partner who lifts means you have someone to join you on your own fitness journey. Someone who’s willing to care and commit to their own growth, can nurture that over the long term, might be just as good at committing and caring for you ❤ .