Many people believe that couples who have something in common are more likely to have a successful relationship. This could be anything from shared hobbies to shared values. But what about shared health goals?
Working out and staying fit can be challenging, but it’s much easier when you have a partner to support you. Having someone to work out with can help you stay motivated, accountable, and on track. It can also be a lot of fun!
One happily married couple from South Korea found that joining a workout challenge together helped them not only get in shape but also to strengthen their relationship. They were both motivated by the challenge, and they enjoyed working out together. They also found that they had more energy and felt better about themselves overall.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your relationship, consider joining a workout challenge together, as Mr. and Mrs. Kim did. It’s a great way to get in shape, have fun, and support each other! Let’s examine this amazing couple’s health journey, shall we?
All it took was a workout challenge to completely change this married couple’s life.
Okdong_fit is a South Korean couple who are gaining a following on social media for their inspiring fitness journey. Mr. and Mrs. Kim, who are in their mid-50s and early 60s, respectively, share videos and photos of their workouts, morning stretches, meals, and everyday life. They have over 100,000 followers on Instagram and more than 200,000 followers on TikTok.
The couple’s fitness journey began in 2022, when the husband, Mr. Kim, was inspired to lose weight after seeing a photo of himself. He challenged himself to work out for six months and post his progress on social media. Meanwhile, his wife, Mrs. Kim understood that the best way for him to succeed was if they did it together, and they have been working out together ever since.
The couple’s videos and photos show them working out at home, in the gym, and even on vacation. They also share healthy recipes and tips for staying motivated. Their dedication to their fitness goals, love for one another, and simplicity serve as an inspiration to their followers.
After the challenge was over, to celebrate their success, they did a professional photoshoot.
The Kims were so inspired by their own success that they decided to keep working out. They now share their fitness journey on social media, where they have over 100,000 followers. They hope to inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle.
The couple’s daughter, Grace, edits their videos and helps them with their social media presence. She is proud of her parents for their hard work and dedication. She has stated, “They always follow through with what they say, and they are always there for each other.”
They never miss a workout, not even when they’re on vacation.
Although they are celebrated for their workout successes at an age when most people start thinking about retirement, they aren’t exactly novices. Mr. Kim was a professional kickboxer back in the day, while Mrs. Kim had been an avid swimmer until motherhood came calling. Years later, while experiencing chronic back pain, she started doing pilates and found that it was doing wonders. Ultimately, the couple reignited their passion for sports, and their quest to get fit began and continues today. You can follow them on Instagram and TikTok to keep up with their journey!
Their social media content consists of their morning stretches along with cooking videos.
In a recent interview, Mr. Kim offered some insight into the couple’s motivation, the challenges they face, and their overall well-being.
Mr. Kim, 61, observed that as the couple has aged, they have begun to make their health a priority. He pointed to signs of health issues like prediabetes and worn-out knee cartilage, which means his walking routine must be done in short durations. In fact, he believes it’s only a matter of time before he’ll need to go under the knife for artificial joint surgery. Meanwhile, Mrs. Kim, 56, experienced all of the postmenopausal symptoms such as facial flushing, palpitations, and panic disorder in her 40s. They were initially resigned to their fates, seeing all of this as simply a natural part of aging, but as time went on, they came to discover that strength training could prolong their health.
Mr. Kim further discussed one of the biggest obstacles that he has faced during their health journey, particularly as it related to staying disciplined when making the right eating choices. Being the CEO of a company and teaching at a university means he’s often conducting business meetings and engaging with his students. As a result, the temptation to eat something quick and convenient at the expense of healthy – high-quality food – is great. However, he had made a promise to himself that he would remain committed to staying in shape, and this is a promise he has clearly kept!
Their remarkable fitness is only matched by their fashion.
As for their final thoughts, Mr. Kim expressed his delight over the fact that so many young followers – those between 25-34 make up the majority of their social media audience – are inspired by their fitness journey. The couple take the time to read comments from their fans and are pleased that so many of them are working on getting into shape thanks to the example set by the Kims. Mrs. Kim added that if their life as a couple helps others to experience healthier, more fulfilling lives, they are grateful that they have a platform upon which they can make a difference.