Ages: 51 and 49
Zodiac Sign: Libra and Leo
Kids: Carlos (32), Mikesha (29), LaMario (28), and Cedric, Jr. (23)
How long have you been in relationship? Dated 8 years and married 21 years.
Meet Cute: We met through a mutual friend.
How we stay fit together: We run together at least 4 times a week and Toya does a HIIT solo workout once a week.
Date Night: Our favorite thing to do on date night is to go to a fancy restaurant or stay home and watch movies with a special meal.
Best Relationship advice you have had: Pray, communicate, and keep others out of our business.
What you argue the most about: Whether we should run on the treadmill or outside. Mike is always cold!
Best way to make up after a fight: Apologize and don’t hold a grudge.
How do you keep your partner motivated?
Toya: I get up first and put on my workout clothes and he follows.
Best fitness advice?
Toya: Don’t be fit for anyone but yourself.
Mike: Don’t compare yourself to others.
Favorite body part on your partner:
Toya: His chest and arms.
Mike: Her small feet. We call her quick feet. And her butt.
How do you support your partner?
Toya: I always tell my husband I am proud of him for embracing this healthy lifestyle. I never thought my husband would ever run and/or workout.
Mike: I always tell my wife how she inspires me on this health journey. I encourage her ideas and things she wants to accomplish.
What is your partner’s greatest strength?
Toya: He is selfless and loyal.
Mike: She is a woman of her word. She is also a great mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. Very supportive of her family.
Photo by Tindall Stephens