One of the best things about being in a relationship is having someone to share life’s adventures with—there’s nothing quite like it. So, why not share your workouts too? When you work out with your significant other, you can improve your fitness, reach your weight loss goals, and form a stronger bond with each other than ever before. Keep reading for three killer workouts to do together, because the couple that exercises together, stays together!
The Couple’s Fat Blaster
The beauty of this workout is that you don’t need expensive gym equipment to do it. In fact, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a better workout simply because you’re using the resistance of your own body weight to get faster results. The only rule? Let your partner push you to a greater level of success along the way (they’ve got your back, after all!) Spend thirty seconds with each exercise, followed by fifteen seconds of rest:
• Jump squats
• Calf raise, side crunches
• Wall sits
The Partner Plank
The partner plank won’t just have you and your significant other supporting one another—it’ll engage the two of you equally in the process. It’s a simple exercise to do, but a challenging one that boosts your cardio. Here’s how to do it:
• One person positions themselves in a traditional plank.
• The other person stands to the left of him/her, and jumps over his/her partner; then jumps back over his/her body to the other side. Repeat this for a minute.
• Switch positions, and repeat for another minute, rotating positions three more times.
This exercise will get your heart rate pumping, and hit your fat burning zone in very little time. It’s a great warm-up, or an ending to a fantastic partner workout!
The Double Round Switch-Off
Running on the treadmill can become repetitive quickly—which is why it’s so important to keep things fresh, varied and challenging along the way. This exercise is composed of two rounds of intense cardio and strength training in one. Each partner is to go through each round three times.
• 15 box steps
• 25 wall balls
• 25 lunge air kicks
• 50 jumping jacks
• Wait for your partner to finish round two, and then facing one another, do 20 push-ups, followed by 50 mountain climbers together.
• 20 squats
• 20 chin-ups (with or without a resistant band, whatever you can do)
• 50 jumping jacks
• 20 push-ups on a medicine ball
There’s nothing quite as motivating as a workout partner who challenges you to be your healthiest self. The couple that works out together, stays together for the long haul!