Sometimes, working out alone can be a challenge. Without a partner to share in the exercise agony, and to motivate when the last few minutes of a workout seem impossible, fitness can be a drag. Professional athletes know better than anyone that working out can be the worst. They also show, however, that breaking a sweat is better when couples do it together. Below, check out four athlete couples who tackle exercising in tandem, giving a new definition to power couple!


  1. Shawn Johnson & Andrew East – World champion and Olympic gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson has maintained many abilities from her competition days. Her husband, Andrew East, who has played long snapper for multiple NFL teams, matches her athleticism. From the hiking trails to the training facility, the couple certainly elevates each other’s heart rate.

Wife slash human back pack 🤷🏼‍♀️ @andrewdeast #littlelegs #strongman #makessense #marriage #wifelife

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2. Sydney Leroux & Dom Dwyer – The soccer stars, Sydney Leroux for the U.S. Women’s National team and FC Kansas City, and Dom Dwyer for Sporting Kansas City, keep active together, even on vacation! Whether it’s a session in the gym or a run outdoors, the couple knows how to stay in shape.

Thank you @healthhousekc for another amazing workout!

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Thank you @athletefitcoach 5:30AM wake ups were well worth it these past two weeks! #strongerfasterfittermeaner #stillasleep

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Our morning work out run in with a baby elephant!

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3. Lauren Cheney & Jrue Holiday – Lauren Cheney, former player for the Women’s U.S. National Soccer Team, and Jrue Holiday, of the New Orleans Pelicans, have both achieved high-level athletic careers. The two maintain their skills by working out together.

4. Danica Patrick & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – NASCAR competitors Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr. make workouts a date with CrossFit and weightlifting.

Work work work work workin on our fitness!!!! @stenhousejr

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Why are we smiling after doing 16.1?!😜 #crossfit

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The couple that sweats together stays together!

posted on 06/23/2017 by Alyssa Haduck
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