Turn up the heat this Valentine's Day with a challenging, fun, and effective workout! Partner workouts can be a great way to stay accountable, have some friendly competition, and spend time together.
We've created an easy-to-follow, multi-level program that can be done with your partner, kids or even your best friend.
The most important thing? Have fun! Happy Valentine's Day.
Perform each move for 30 to 45 seconds. Do 2 to 4 rounds of each exercise.
1. Alternating lunges with fireman grip
Both partners face each other and clasp their right hands just below shoulder height. Each partner then steps back with her right foot into a lunge, while holding hands and offering support. Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement, and then return to the centre and switch hands and repeat with the left leg.
2. Pushups with high 5's
To begin, both partners face each other in a pushup position. Next, each partner performs a pushup from her knees or toes. At the top of the movement, each partner lifts her right arm and "high fives" at chest or shoulder height. Repeat on the other side and continue the exercise for the allotted time.
3. Wall sit with partner jabs
One partner holds a wall sit with her hands open and palms facing away, positioned below the chin and at about chest height. The other partner holds a squat and punches her partner's hands. Increase speed for intensity, but please stay safe!:)
4. Planks with shoulder taps
Both partners hold a plank from the knees or toes. One partner taps the other partner's right shoulder with her right hand and returns back to plank. That same partner then taps her partners left shoulder with her left hand and returns to a plank. Repeat for the total time before switching positions.