Exercise is Therapy.
Couples Workout on Valentine’s Day
Written by: Melanie Talastas-Soriano BA-Kin, CAT(C), ISSA-CFT
Athletic Therapist, Fitness Trainer
It’s that time of the year when we celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you typically celebrate “heart day” out for dinner and a movie with your significant other, perhaps you can add something new this year. This year for Valentine’s day you can try a new tradition. Here are five couples workout that both of you can enjoy while practicing healthy lifestyle as your #relationshipgoal.
Exercise One: Let’s start with a warm-up. Jumping jacks and high knees. On the spot, one partner will be performing jumping jacks while the other performs high knees for 30 seconds.
Exercise Two: Reverse and forward lunges. Start face to two feet apart from each other. One partner will lunge forward with the right foot, at the same time, the other partner will lunge back (reverse) with their left foot. This one feels like you are dancing. Be sure that both of complete reverse lunges and forward lunges. Don’t forget to switch. Complete 10 lunges each.
Exercise Three: Shoulder tap – Push-ups. Start on a push-up position facing each other. Perform a push-up at the same time, then on the top each partner will tap each other’s left shoulder with the right hand. Lowering down to perform another push-up, then on top each partner will tap each other’s right shoulder with the left hand. Alternating shoulder taps with every push-ups performed. Complete 10 push-ups.
Exercise Four: Sit-up and Plank. One partner is in a sit-up position while the other is in plank position with his/her hand on the others’ feet. While one performs 10 sit-ups, the other will be holding the plank position. Be sure to switch exercises.
Exercise Five: Partner wall sit. Facing away from each other, using each other as a wall, lower your body to a squat position and hold for 30 seconds.
To make it more fun and challenging, complete each exercises 1-5 once then repeat it 3-4 times starting at exercise 1. I love turning simple exercises into a circuit to make it more interesting rather than waiting and resting. These exercises are design to be working on different muscle groups. That is why each time you perform an exercise, it is giving the other muscle group a rest. Enjoy!
From all of us here at Insahyu, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Train hard, Recover faster.