We’ve all heard the phrase ‘those who train together, stay together’ and if you and your partner both happen to be into fitness, these couples workouts may be just for you! Here are our top workouts this valentine’s…
Body Weight Squats: Face your partner and stand an arm’s length away whilst ensuring that your feet are slightly wider than your hips. After this, both extend your arms out in order to grasp the others forearms. Be sure to maintain a secure grip and then lean back in unison as you both perform a squat, pause for 3-5 seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times.
Reaching Plank: Begin this exercise by lying on your stomach and facing your partner. Place your elbow under your shoulders with your palms flat and apply pressure to the tips of the toes as if you were going to perform a push up. Using the abs to support your weight, reach forwards and touch your partners hand in a way that resembles a hi-five. Repeat with the opposite hand and then lower the body back to the ground. Repeat 10 times.
Triceps Extension: For this exercise, you will require an exercise band. Facing your partner, both of you should place your right foot in front of the left, whilst you each hold one side of the exercise band. If you hold it in your left hand, your partner should hold it in their right hand, and vice versa. Using the abs, bend forwards at the hips, keeping the knees bent slightly. To complete the exercise, straighten the arm to stretch the band and return it to the starting place. Repeat 10 times.
These workouts are sure to burn off a valentine’s meal and all those chocolate, so make it your mission to talk your partner into a couple’s workout this February! Here at Fitness Training Solutions, we also offer the best personal training courses around for couples who are looking to take the next step in their fitness career. Get in contact to find out more information!