High school sweethearts Matt and Marisa Brouse first locked eyes across a crowded weight room, but they didn’t officially meet until Matt offered to help Marisa learn a weightlifting move called a power clean. Weight training sessions expanded to competing on the track team together and eight years later, the couple decided to cement their sweaty sweetheart status with a ring.
“I never used a snappy pick-up line,” Matt says, “but my marriage proposal, in true meathead fashion, was verbatim Rocky's proposal to Adrian: ‘I was wonderin' what are you doin' for the next 40 or 50 years?’.”
The couple still hits the weight room together after four years of marriage, but their fitness routine has recently changed to include their two rescued huskies Bandit and Misty. “Now we do some running, a lot of hiking and snowshoeing, and we're working on skijoring,” Matt says.