These couple workout ideas for Valentine’s Day can be beneficial for you and your partner.
A couple that works out together, stays together. No doubt. Working out on Valentine’s Day together, now, that might be a little unconventional, but it’s a great way to get into the rhythm of committing to a long-term workout regime as an item.
Here are some of the most effective Valentine’s Day couple workout plans which not only enable you to get fit together, but help develop a better sense of trust and communication with your partner. Leggo!
Body Weight Training as a Couple’s Circuit
Strength training as a couple is perfect for injecting a dose of excitement into your workout routine. You and your partner can easily perform a few basic bodyweight exercises such as squats, push-ups, planks and burpees as part of a circuit, completing different exercises at the same time before moving on to another.
For instance, joining a fitness class that focuses on your abs, butt and thighs will allow you to tone and sculpt every single one of those muscles, while burning loads of calories in the process. Talk about hubba hubba!
Jumping In Rhythm with Your Partner
If you’ve been told previously that jumping on trampolines is only meant for kids, then the rightful response to that person would be, “You obviously don’t know what you’re missing out on.” And you’re absolutely right! Trampoline jumping should not be restricted to just kids. Oh no. In fact, trampoline jumping can be a perfect way to kick off your fitness journey as a couple. For that reason, Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect opportunity to go on an unconventional date involving less talk, more jump, and even more sweat.
Trampoline jumping can actually be transformed into an uber workout which can help you bounce your way to a fitter, physically sexier you. Jumping in sync with high-tempo beats allow you to burn those calories, tone your legs and strengthen your core without causing any form of impact on your joints. So, who’s ready to jump start their fitness to another level?
Love is an Abode of Calm and Communication
Not every workout has to be “go hard or go home”. Sometimes, the best workouts for your body involve routines which help you achieve mental balance and improved mobility, which is similar to how relationships work. Not every misunderstanding has to take place in a setting that involves back and forth yelling and screaming. Sometimes, the best way to get a message across to your partner would be through calmness and honesty. The ability to master this form of communication will help to strengthen the relationship and bond of love with each other in the long run.
Joining a BODY BALANCE class can be a perfect Valentine’s Day date, as it promotes Zen between mind and body by incorporating elements of yoga, Pilates and tai chi into one. Over time, you will be able to improve your flexibility, strengthen your core and reduce stress levels as you lean into a variety of different poses and stretches. Breathe in, kiss, breathe out.
Feel the Rhythm and Get to ‘Bailando’
Take your Valentine’s Day workout up a notch by going dancing as a couple. Fusing Latin music and the latest chart-toppers will be able to provide your bodies with a full-body workout amidst a groovy setting. And initially, it may take you and your partner by surprise, as it challenges your body and brain function through the rapid changes of movement involved. Through consistency, you will be able to notice visible physical changes to your body come to fruition, especially in your core and leg muscles.
Dancing is also able to stimulate dopamine, the brain’s neurotransmitter for pleasure. At the end of the evening, you and your partner would have picked up a new skill, whilst enjoying each other’s fun company in the process. Dust off “ye olde” dancing shoes, cuz’ it’s time to boogie, baby!
Unleash Your Inner Ninja Warrior
Ask any man or woman, and they’ll tell you that one of the traits they look for in a partner is the ability to be independent. For some, this independence may relate to financial security or simply being able to take care of their own needs without relying on anybody. For others, it could relate to the ability to protect themselves in the face of danger, especially when they’re alone.
For this reason alone, joining a workout inspired by martial arts can be the perfect Valentine’s Day date. Inspired by moves from karate, boxing, Taekwondo and Muay Thai, this workout will leave you with better agility and speed, toned legs, arms, back and shoulders, as well as a feeling of “total bad-assery”. Haiyaa (our rendition of the Bruce Lee shriek)!
This Valentine’s Day, do away with the mainstream dinner date and sweat it out with your partner instead (maybe even do both!). Apart from kick-starting a workout plan together, it may be a life-changing experience filled with unexpected discovery of each other’s lovable traits. Now, go get ‘em, y’all!