Valentine’s Day Partner Workout

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Partner workoutValentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Before you bust out the Barry White and Champagne….why not get your sweat on first?

Whether you and your sweetie are planning a romantic night on the town or looking to spend a quiet night at home.  Get those workout induced hormones flowing with this Valentine’s Day partner workout.

Working out together is not just good for your physical health, it’s also good for the health of your relationship!  Studies have found that after participating in challenging physical activity, couples report feeling happier and more connected in their relationship. Furthermore, you’re more likely to reach your goals if your partner in life is on board with you. If you’ve been skipping your workouts in favor of spending time with your Sweetheart, than why not combine the two and hit the gym together?

In all honesty….the sexy fitness workout that I envisioned for this post is much different than the reality of what this workout looked like for us.

Maybe you will have a glamours and sexy Valentines workout I envisioned ….or like us maybe it will be all about Fitness Family, and Fun!

4 workout moves you can do with your Valentine

You will need a Bosu ball and a Mat for this workout.

1. Squat and push up

Each of you performs 10 repetitions before switching positions. Aim for three sets of each half of the exercise.

  1. Start in a plank position, your hands grasping the edges of a BOSU ball with the flat side facing up. Your partner will squat down between your legs.
  2. When your partner is in the squat position, lift one leg off the ground so your partner can grasp your ankle before placing it across her same-side shoulder. Once your foot is secure, tighten your core to maintain a straight line from heels to head, and lift the opposite leg off the ground so your partner can secure it over her other shoulder.
  3. Your partner now stands up, lifting your legs toward the ceiling as she does. Maintain a straight, tight core. This is the starting position.
  4. As a unit, your partner squats, pressing her hips back and keeping her weight in her heels as she lowers her hips toward the ground. You simultaneously bend your elbows, lowering your chest toward the BOSU to perform a pushup.
  5. When both of you reach the bottom of your respective squat or pushup, reverse the movement, and return to the starting position.

2. Toasted Split Squats

The partner performing the split squats is in charge, performing six to 12 repetitions per leg before switching roles.

  1. Your partner starts in a wall squat, her back pressed against a wall, knees and hips bent at a 90-degree angle, feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Stand perpendicular to your partner on one side of her body, facing away. Lift one leg, bending your knee and raising your foot behind you to place your ankle across your partner’s same-side thigh.
  3. From this position, keep your weight in your supporting heel, and squat down, bending both knees as you reach toward the ground. At the bottom of the squat, press through your supporting foot, and spring into the air, extending your body as you jump. Land softly, knee, ankle and hip slightly bent.
  4. Continue immediately to the next split squat. When you perform six to 12 reps on one leg, move to the other side of your partner’s body and switch legs, performing the same number of reps to the opposite side. When you’ve finished your reps, switch roles with your partner.

3. plank and Row

  1. Start in a plank on the floor with your palms under your shoulders, feet extended, forming a straight line from heels to head. You’ll maintain this position for the entire movement.
  2. Your partner will stand to the right side of your body with a dumbbell in his right hand and his toes pointing forward toward your shoulders.
  3. He’ll bend forward from the hips, placing his left hand just under your right shoulder for support. From this position, he’ll lunge his left leg backward to more effectively use your body as a weight bench. The dumbbell is hanging under his right shoulder, right arm extended fully.
  4. As you maintain your plank, your partner uses you for support as he rows the dumbbell toward his chest by bending his right elbow and squeezing his shoulder blades together.
  5. He reverses the movement and extends his right arm before performing another row.
After performing 10 to 15 repetitions on one side, your partner will switch to your other side to row with his opposite arm. After completing the same number of repetitions to each side, you’ll switch roles.

4. Twisted Wall Sit and Push ups

  1. After your partner lowers into a wall squat, holding a medicine ball in his hands, line up perpendicular to your partner’s thighs, facing away, and set up in a high plank position with your hands gripping the edges of a BOSU ball under your chest (flat side up). Place your shins across your partner’s thighs, and tighten your core so your body forms a straight line from heels to head.
  2. When you’re ready, bend your elbows, and lower your chest toward the BOSU ball, keeping your core tight. Press yourself back to the starting position, and continue, performing 10 to 15 pushups.
  3. As you’re performing your pushups, your partner maintains a wall squat but continuously rotates his torso from the right to the left and back again while touching the medicine ball to the wall as he twists.
  4. When you finish your set of pushups, switch positions with your partner.

When you’re done this workout, you can team up for a steamy shower.  😉  Then you’ll be ready to continue the love and romance with your Valentines plans whatever they might be.

Like us,  you might be lucky enough to squeeze in one set in while the kids are running around screaming and playing with all your equipment.  I like to call this real life. 😉

Do you workout with your partner? What are your favorite moves?

38 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Partner Workout

  1. Esme Sy says:

    I would love to do these with my friend, we both need those planks. I like the Toasted Split Squat because I can imagine one resting while the other is active.

  2. Brittany Anglemyer says:

    O always love watching partner workout videos. I always think of how cool it would be to do something like that. However I don’t think my husband and I could pull it off. On of us would end up injured because we can’t be serious when were spending time together.

  3. Elizabeth O says:

    These look like so much fun, I have learned so many new things to try with a partner at my gym. Great post, saving this to try out some of the moves!

  4. Nicole says:

    I can dedinitely need this today (the day after Valentine’s Day), all those brownies and chocolate covered strawberries made the calories of our ‘healthy’ Valentine’s dinner add up quickly. Thanks for sharing, maybe I can get my hubby to do this with me tonight!

  5. Evelyn, PathofPresence 🦋 says:

    I love this! It is well-known fact that shared experiences always bring people together. What better way to do so but to work out together? I also love the cartoons that you’ve included in this post. It takes the guesswork out and makes fun👍🏼

  6. Kelly Edgar says:

    This is great! I got to the gym with my partner but we do our separate workouts, now I want to try some of these great ideas

  7. Alexine says:

    I think this is the perfect exercise method for those outgoing, health minded, and sporty couples. I mean it’s take two to tango. You cannot do this if you’re the only one who love to do sports and your partner doesn’t. Unfortunately I cannot apply this in my case, my partner has health issues. I do recommend this though to those couples out there who love to try out new things while exercising. And this? just the perfect one for couples!

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