Date nights when you become parents can be few and far between. The guilt of taking time out for yourselves coupled with the need to find childcare and the logistics of simply leaving the house can be all to much sometimes and I know that this combination leads to my partner and I having very little time to ourselves.
When you finally find the time to take a few hours out to yourselves it then plays on your mind that this time could be spent doing other actives such as following that healthy living regime that is equally as hard to fit into your busy lives.
I know that my husband and I both thrive on having busy and full lives but it can at time be a real juggling act in which things need to be sacrificed.
One way that we have been making life a little easier though is to incorporate a training session at David Lloyd Health Clubs into our ‘date nights’.
As well as killing two birds with one stone training together holds a whole host of benefits:
Quality Time Together – Simply leaving behind the stresses of work and family is a huge benefit in itself and getting lost in your workout and releasing some of those feel good endorphins is a great way to spend a few hours.
Healthy Competition – I would say that the competitive edge in both of us is pretty high and we both thrive on this. Training alongside each other and wanting to be the best can only be healthy…not to say that this doesn’t lead to one or two arguments on occasion!
Better Between The Sheets – I was talking earlier about those endorphins that are released during exercise, the natural byproduct that is created when we train. Keeping fit will make you feel better about yourselves, boost confidence and make you happier which in turn will all help once you get back home!
David Lloyd not only offer a place to work up a sweat and train together, there is also the opportunity to wind down with a swim and a dip in the hot tub followed by a relaxing steam or sauna session.
After all this you can take some time out in the DLicious cafe and have a healthy bite to eat or treat yourself to a tipple or two! I have to say that on more than one occasion I have treated myself to a refreshing gin and tonic after a hard session!
If time has been really tight and we want to grab a hour to ourselves after the school run the fantastic range of childcare at David Lloyd also allows us a have a sneaky childfree breakfast whilst we are safe in the knowledge that Oscar is having a whale of a time in their creche.
If this post has got you thinking about taking some time out with your partner and getting fit too then take a look ‘here’ at everything David Lloyd health clubs have to offer.