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Couples Who Sweat Together Stay Together

Valentine’s Day is here and everyone is wondering how to make that day perfect. But what about beyond Valentine’s Day? How do you keep up the relationship? Studies and experts offer an easy solution – work out together.

So why does working out help the relationship? Becky Renner, owner of Orangetheory Fitness, and Michael Yasinski, a Valley psychiatrist, offer some easy answers for why working out is a great solution.

Both experts explain that a workout can be an easy way for a couple to set aside time to spend together to do something productive and healthy.

“It is similar to setting aside time to go to dinner or watch a movie,” Renner explains. “It is something you can do together and share a common interest. It is one hour of time to be together doing something that you both have a passion for.”

Not only is working out an easy way to be together, but Renner adds, “It keeps you healthy and fit. It makes you want to go home and continue to keep each other accountable.”

Yasinski expounds a similar theory.

“It is a conditioning response,” he says. “With the euphoria and endorphins that you get from working out and doing it together, then you associate those positive feelings with your partner.”

Another simple explanation to the workout theory is attraction.

“Not only will you bond emotionally when working out together, but your physical relationship is likely to get better, too. When you feel good about your body, you feel attractive, and you are more inclined to have a healthier sexual appetite that is vital in a successful relationship,” Renner says.

With long-term relationships, Yasinski says, the attraction can be lost and that going to the gym and seeing other people checking out your partner can help bring that desire back.

“A lot of it is about attraction and your sex life. Especially for men who tend to be more physically oriented, it is important to help the desire of the relationship,” he says. “When you are susceptible to seeing other people checking out your partner, then it can help recreate the original attraction.”

For these reasons, it is important to keep up some of the appearances in a relationship. Both partners need to be committed to staying fit and healthy because it helps show each other that you are not only willing to work on yourself, but on each other as well.

If you haven’t found that perfect someone, don’t despair. Renner says she sees all kinds of pairs coming into the gym to be workout buddies. Parents and their children, siblings, and best friends are great combos to keep motivated at the gym.

“It keeps you accountable,” she says. “I see an increase in the length of stay, the frequency, and accountable eating from people who come together rather than someone on their own.”

So what are some great couples workouts? Try going for a hike, run on the treadmill next to each other, try a Zumba or yoga class, or lift weights together. No matter what the workout is, do it together. Not only will you get a great burn, but you can spend time together, feel fit and happy and recreate that sexual desire.

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Workout Wednesday: Jump Rope Your Way to a VS Angel's Bod

It’s that time of year, and, no, I’m not talking about the holiday season. I’m talking about the one night when millions of women endure moments of self-loathing as Victoria’s Secret models strut down the runway.

What if I told you, the secret ingredient to having an angel’s body is a jump rope? Yes, a jump rope!

You may not have picked one up since grade school, but jump rope is one of the best methods of cardio. Jumping rope burns more than 10 calories a minute while toning your legs, arms and rear-end. Not only is it a quick way to burn calories, but it’s also a great way to squeeze a cardio session into your day.

With some serious dedication, this 25-minute workout will have you looking like an angel. Just throw the rope in your bag and hop to it!

  • 5 minutes: double-leg jumps
  • Jump continuously at a steady pace, tucking your legs close to your chest. Keep your chest lifted and swing the rope with your wrists.
  • 45 seconds: plank
  • Bring elbows under shoulders and place your feet shoulder width apart. Draw your belly button up and in.
  • 2 minutes: single-leg jumps
  • Jump continuously on one leg for 30 seconds, then switch legs. Do this twice on each leg for 30 seconds without stopping in between.
  • 2 minutes: double-leg jumps
  • Jump as fast as you can while keeping your chest lifted.
  • 45 seconds: opposite arm and leg extensions

On your hands and knees extend left leg up to the hip while extending the right arm up next to your ear, then extend your right leg as you raise your left arm to your ear.

Repeat the entire circuit two times through.


Wells Fargo hosts Home Preservation Workshop

Wells Fargo & Company is hosting a free Home Preservation Workshop in Phoenix for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial, and Wells Fargo Home Equity customers facing financial hardships. Wells Fargo has invited more than 2,600 mortgage customers in the Phoenix area to the free workshop which will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building Ballroom, 33 South 3rd St., in Phoenix.  Parking and attendance are free.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is strongly recommended in order to guarantee the ability to meet one-on-one with a representative.  Sign up by midnight on Sunday, April 21, at www.wfhmevents.com/leadingthewayhome. For more information call 1-800-405-8067.

“Although less than two percent of homeowner-occupied loans in our servicing portfolio have resulted in foreclosure sale over the past year, we understand that some of our customers are going through difficult times during this economic recovery,” said Pam Conboy, Lead Regional President for Wells Fargo Arizona.  “During this free workshop, Wells Fargo home mortgage customers who are faced with payment challenges will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our home preservation specialists to explore the options available to them.  Our goal with this event is to help as many people as possible preserve their homes.”

This is the fifth Home Preservation Workshop Wells Fargo has hosted in Arizona, and the fourth in Phoenix since 2009.

About 75 Wells Fargo home retention team members – including bilingual specialists – will be on hand at the upcoming workshop to assist customers. Where possible, borrowers will receive a decision on a workout, loan modification, or other options, on site or shortly following the workshop.

Options include Wells Fargo’s own loan modification program and the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). This will be the eighth scheduled workshop Wells Fargo will host in 2013. Wells Fargo has met with more than 40,000 customers at 89 Home Preservation Workshops since Sept. 2009 nationwide.

Customers across the country facing mortgage payment difficulties can also call 1-800-678-7986 for more information about potential options to avoid foreclosure.