LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 14, 2014) – Couple’s workouts are a great way to get in shape together. I enjoy creating exercise programs for couples who are ready and committed to making a change. Here are several key exercises to be a “fit healthy couple.”
Buddy Squats with a Twist: 2 sets of 15 reps.
The couple should face each other with a 5lb. medicine ball. Stand with the feet slightly more than shoulder width apart. Each person should do a squat and the person holding the medicine ball should do a twist to the right and to the left while in the squat position. The person doing the squat without the medicine ball should stay in the squat position while the other person does the twists. After arising from the squat, the medicine ball is given to the other person to do the same squat with twists.
Couple’s Clap Push-Up: 2 sets of 15 reps.
The couple should face each other in the opposite direction. Each should be in the standard push-up position. The push-ups can be done from the knees or the standard style. As the push-up is done, you should clap the opposite hand of the mate in front of you. Keep your back straight during this exercise.
Jumping Rope: 20 minutes
Couples jumping rope is always a great way to improve cardiovascular endurance. I recommend jumping at a pace of 60-100 skips per minute. Consider a goal of 1000-1200 skips in 20 minutes.
Couple’s Stretching: 10 minutes
Consider standard hamstrings/calf and quadriceps stretches steps for 10 minutes before and after your workout. Remember to hold all stretches for 20-30 seconds.
Good luck on achieving fitness as a couple. Keep exercising! Exercise is life!