Couples that train together…
Exercising with your partner is one of the best ways to get motivated — which is probably why Simon Pryce and Lauren Hannaford are both super fit.
Hannaford is a former elite gymnast and personal trainer who met Simon Pryce when both were performers in the Wiggles: he’s donned the familiar red skivvy, while she was a little less unrecognisable as Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and Dorothy the Dinosaur. The super-fit couple even competed together on Australian Ninja Warrior this year.
“A massive part of our relationship and how we got together has been training,” Pryce told Coach. “I learned very early on not to try to keep up with her!”
Hannaford, 32, is the brains (and body) behind FHIT, an online fitness program focused on bodyweight training workouts. In this video interview with 9Honey, she and Pryce talk about…
Why bodyweight exercise is one of the best modes of fitness
“I think it’s the best way to have functional fitness.” Hannaford says — meaning it’s a style of workout that will prime you for things you do when you’re not exercising. “Everyday function is going to be far easier.”
“Because I’m away so much [touring] I do lots of exercise in hotel rooms and backstage of theatres,” adds Pryce, 46. “That’s the beauty of bodyweight stuff — you can do it anywhere.
Why couples should exercise together
“You’re in that vulnerable state and you have a deeper level of connection once you finish a workout and feel exhausted,” Hannaford says.
“There are days when I’m so tired and Loz will say ‘Come on, we can do something’,” says Pryce. “If you’re in it together it sets up a healthier lifestyle.”
How to make time for exercise
“You have to make it a priority,” Pryce says. “You have to decide the night before when you’re going to do it [the next day].”