Friday, February 10, 2012


(David Krainiak 866-861-5423,



(Northville, Mi, February 10) – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner –how are you planning to celebrate it? Are you going to open that box of chocolates and finish it before the night is over?

Or are you going to a restaurant and indulge in all kinds of fattening foods that are usually on offer on Valentine’s Day?

Here’s a great idea: how about a fitness date instead?

While this kind of date may not be as popular as a traditional dinner out, it is much healthier in a long run. In fact, a recent Indiana University study found that 92 percent of married couples who worked out together stuck to their exercise program, compared to 50 percent of people who go it alone.

The reason for it is simple, says David Krainiak, owner of Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp with 6 locations in suburbs of Detroit. “Partners will support, encourage and motivate each other to keep going,” he notes. “This is one of those times that too much togetherness is actually a good thing!”

Another advantage of couple fitness is spending quality time together. “This is a great opportunity to carve out an hour or so in your busy schedule and do something that will benefit you both, physically and mentally,” Krainiak says.

He points out that very often just the opposite happens – research shows that people become sedentary, rather than active, when they get married. A British study released last year reported that married people exercise much less than their single counterparts. And earlier findings, including research from University of North Carolina, have shown that married couples are twice as likely to become obese due to their inactivity.

“Unfortunately, many people tend to neglect their health and appearance once they get married,” Krainiak says. “Or, it may just be that they are overwhelmed by work and family obligations and just don’t have time or energy for physical activity.”

However, scheduling a common workout is not difficult – it’s all a matter of good planning, he says:

 Decide that instead of sitting in front of TV or a computer on certain days, you will focus on healthy activities.

 Set fitness goals: weight loss or maintenance, cardio workout, strength training, stress relief, arthritis prevention – whatever your most immediate needs are.

 Discuss which physical activities both of you enjoy the most – having fun while you exercise with ensure you are not tempted to throw in the towel.

 Agree that if one of you feels like giving up, the other one will offer encouragement.

 From time to time, review your progress. The better your results are, the more motivated you’ll be to keep going.

If you don’t have a spouse or a significant other in your life, you can still benefit from “couples” workouts, Krainiak says. “Just find a workout buddy, someone who shares your goals and will keep you on track,” he suggests. “And that’s a terrific advice for any day of the year, not just Valentine’s!”

About Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp for Women:

Michigan's Adventure Boot Camp is a four week outdoor/indoor fitness program that offers fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training - packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals. Whether you want to lose weight to fit into those skinny jeans, shed the extra pounds from a pregnancy or just get fit for yourself and your loved ones, this is the program for you!

David Krainiak is the Head Trainer of Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camps. Also, David is Program Director and Owner of all the Adventure Boot Camp locations.

David is a highly qualified and multi-level fitness instructor. He attended college for Exercise Science and Business. He continuously educates himself and is currently a NESTA Certified Adventure BootCamp Instructor and has acquired 15 certifications. David K was born and raised right here in Detroit. He has over 15 yrs of health and fitness experience starting back in his earliest years playing sports and competing in martial arts as a kid. David is also a published free lance writer and co-authored several books including the Wellness Code which will be in stores next Spring He still continues to write articles for various publications. He frequently does public speaking engagements as well and is available for bookings. He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers, CBS, the local tv news, on the radio, is a regular guest on the Fox 2 Get Fit Segment, and is available for media opportunities.

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