Working out with a partner is always more fun — and more motivational. Taking it a step further by exercising with your special someone is even better.
With Valentine’s Day upon us, you’re probably scouring the internet for fun things to do with your significant other (SO). Why not get in a quick sweat session together and burn some calories before going out to that romantic dinner?
BEST WORKOUTS TO DO WITH YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
From stretches to squats, the variety of exercise moves you can perform with a partner is practically unlimited. We’ve picked 6 of our favorites to get you started.
1. Double Tree Pose
If yoga’s your thing, then you’re familiar with the tree pose. For the couple version, stand with your hips touching at the side and get into tree pose position. Clasp hands behind your backs for extra support, hold for a few deep breaths, then switch sides.
2. Squats in Sync
Everybody knows squats are super effective. Partner up for double the impact.
For this move, stand facing your SO with your arms extended in front of you, holding hands with him or her. Proceed with your usual squat routine.
3. Partner Lunges
Just like a normal lunge, except one of you sits on the other’s shoulders while the lunge happens. Be sure to keep proper form to prevent injury. Oh, and it might be good to make sure you’re comfortable being that up close and personal with your SO.
4. Elevated Push-Ups
This move might not be one you want to do in public, but it’s an awesome way to bring a new challenge to the traditional push-up.
Get into push-up position and then have your partner slide underneath you on his or her back, holding your legs up. Perform push-ups as normal.
5. Partner Curls
This move requires the partner being curled to use core strength to remain as straight as a stick. Meanwhile, the other partner uses his special someone to perform a few bicep curls. Warning: this one isn’t for the faint of heart.
6. Wheel with Partner
If you’re having trouble with your wheel or bridge pose, then this move is perfect for you.
One partner stands a couple of feet behind the other while the bridging partner backbends into position, grabbing onto the standing partner’s ankles. The standing partner then pushes down on the other’s hips in order to help him or her complete the move.
Whether you and your Valentine are gym buffs or just starting out on a fitness journey, exercising together strengthens your body and your bond. Reach out to the pros at Amarillo Town Club for more tips on getting fit with your significant other. We have several group fitness classes where you and your partner can work together as well as group personal training.