When you have other people in your life, it can be difficult to find time for all of the things that you like to. This is why many people in relationships or who have a family see their fitness routine fall by the wayside. This is not a good state of affairs and it can have a negative impact on your life, health and relationship in the long term. This is why it is best to think about your current situation, the time you have spare and working out how you can develop time for fitness in your life.


This is where finding activities you can enjoy as a couple or with the family will make sense. One of the most popular fitness activities in recent times has been dance classes. This provides an energetic workout but it also allows people to spend quality time together in a social setting. This sort of class bridges the gap between a date and heading to the gym and many couples find that this sort of activity is great for their health and their relationship. You don’t need any specialist clothing to take part in a dance class, any sportswear or fitness clothing will usually be more than suitable, and there may be a class taking place near you. If this is the case, you should be able to find a convenient and affordable dance class.

There are classes available for the whole family

If you are keen to find something that provides more benefits than a dance class or you are maybe looking for something that the whole family can enjoy, consider a martial arts class. These classes are not violent, they are as much about discipline and control as they are about hitting people, but they will also provide a fitness activity that the whole family can join in with. Research indicates that introducing children to the worlds of martial arts is of benefit to them. There is a lot to be said for the exercise element but there is an educational aspect as well, which helps to foster a sense of right and wrong in a child. All in all, martial arts classes can be a brilliant way for families to spend quality time together. Even away from the class, the family can try their moves at home, providing further excuses to stay fit and spend quality time with each other.

Take the chance to get out of the house

Sometimes you don’t even need to join a class; you just need to get out of the house. Going for walks or jogs can be a good way to get healthier, while spending good quality time with the people you love. Some couples or families love to go cycling with their spare time, and again, this carries a number of benefits. It is important that you have proper fitness or gym clothing if you are going to engage in exercise, including sports bras for the women in the group. It is vital to get clothing that is suitable for the outdoors and the changing weather conditions. Sportswear like yoga clothing or Pilates wear are fantastic for they activities but when it comes to staying warm and cosy when you are outside, they are unlikely to be up to the task.

If you find that you have limited time, why not look into combining date night with sporting activity or regular exercise? Perhaps you could play a game like tennis, squash or badminton. Maybe there is an opportunity to go for a boat ride where you use oars to propel the boat through the water. Taking the opportunity to spend quality time together alone while staying active will ensure you get the best of both worlds, which is definitely something you should be aiming for in life.  No matter how much limited time you have, there will always be some form of exercise available for you to enjoy with your partner or family.