Who needs to indulge in pre-fixed, three-course menus and over-priced boxes of chocolate when you can focus on fitness? Modern-day romance involves being health conscious and active – together. Here’s how you can get fit (as a couple) this Valentine’s Day:
1. Leg Throw-Downs:
Partner One stands with his knees bent, hips-width apart, while Partner Two lies on her back, holding his ankles for support. While lying down, Partner Two raises her legs straight up, keeping her core engaged, knees locked and lower back on the floor. Partner One also engages his core, while gently pushing Partner Two’s feet back down for each rep. For added fun, complete two reps (14 times each!)
2. Linked-Arm Chair Squats:
Both partners stand back-to-back, linking arms. Leaning against each other’s upper backs for balance and support, each partner walks their feet out enough to separate their butts and give each other room to bend into a deep squat. Next, each partner bends their knees, simultaneously, until their thighs are parallel to the floor. Complete 14 times – pause to kiss – and repeat!
3. Medicine Ball Dance:
Both partners stand back-to-back, with their feet shoulder-width apart. With both hands, Partner One holds the medicine ball in front of his abs, rotates to the right, and passes the ball to Partner Two (while she is simultaneously rotating to the left.) To continue the full circle (or twist), Partner One rotates to the left to receive medicine ball, while Partner Two returns the ball on her right side. Continue for 14 reps, switch directions and repeat!
4. Hand-Holding Reverse Lunge:
Both partners face each other, press their palms together and interlock fingers. Bringing their hands to chest-height, both partners simultaneously take a large step back with their right foot, and bend both knees into a reverse lunge position. Ensuring front heels come back up to a standing position, and each side is alternated, continue for a total of 28 times (14 per each leg!). The interlocked hands create resistance (and intimacy) while also engaging the core.
5. TEST FREAK 2.0:
After you’ve really built up a sweat, we have the perfect exercise that we think both partners will equally enjoy. It involves a bed. Behind closed doors.
With TEST FREAK 2.0, we’ll make sure you’re exercising all night (and even into the morning!) The ideal, full-body workout, you’ll be engaging your core, utilizing your leg muscles and working your glutes. For this exercise, continue and repeat as many times as desired.