How many times have you skipped a workout to go on a date with that cute girl/guy you just met? Well, we don’t blame you – and in fact, we’ve all been there before. After all, nothing would be more exciting than spending the entire day getting lost with someone interesting, finding out about what makes them tick or the things that keep them up at night. Now, if you’re reading this with a smile on your face, you probably have someone in mind already.
But before you get lost in your daydreams and/or decide to ditch the gym for an evening at the museum or cinema, hear us out! We know just the thing that can also get your heart racing and give you those butterflies in your stomach – martial arts. In fact, we at Evolve Daily believe that training martial arts is actually better than going on dates. So why not schedule your dates around gym time instead of the other way around?
Today, Evolve Daily shares 5 Reasons Why Training Martial Arts Is Better Than Going On Dates:
1) Because you don’t have to worry about how you look
How long do you take to get ready for a date? Whether it’s choosing your outfit or making sure your hair is on point, we’re pretty sure that you’d take awhile before deciding that you look good enough for your date – and finally leaving the house. Well, when it comes to training, how you look and/or what you’re wearing doesn’t matter. In fact, all you have to do is put on your most comfortable workout gear! After all, the most important thing about training is to understand what you’re learning and of course, make progress as a martial artist.
2) Because you’ll be burning calories rather than consuming them
When you’re out on a date, chances are, you wouldn’t really factor in how healthy your meal is – especially if your date suggests having burgers for dinner or to share popcorn during your movie. So you’d end up consuming unnecessary calories, all in the name of pleasing your date. On the other hand, you’d be burning calories when you train martial arts! That’s why we believe that training is truly the best way to get into your greatest shape ever.
3) Because there isn’t the need to impress anyone
As we mentioned in #1, your biggest priority during training is to nail down the techniques that are being taught in class. That’s why you don’t have to be cute/funny/cool enough when you’re in the gym – simply because there really isn’t the need to impress anyone! And with all the day-to-day stress we face, who needs the extra pressure to impress a date?
4) Because you’re spending on personal development instead of someone else
Depending on where you intend to go on your date, you might end up spending a bomb – especially if you choose that fancy restaurant or decide to go for post-dinner cocktails. Sometimes, you’ll even feel compelled to get the bill, and as a result, spend even more in the process. However, when it comes to training, the only person you’re investing in is yourself – and the best part is that it’s up to you how much you wish to get out of your training!
5) Because you’ll be happy after training… regardless of the outcome
It doesn’t matter whether you lost that spar or need more time to understand how to execute that submission, because one thing’s for sure – you would always feel great after your training session. This is all thanks to that endorphin rush you’ll get from an intense workout. Apart from improving your mood, training also enables you to de-stress after a long day and leave your frustrations behind, for an hour at least. Well, if you end up going on a bad date, you can always turn things around by heading to your nearest martial arts gym!
If you’re currently in a happy relationship, or you really can’t choose another day for that date with your crush, why not plan a workout date at your nearest martial arts gym? After all, couples who train together, stay together!