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Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this couple’s workout

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love and togetherness than with a fun and invigorating couple’s workout? Whether you’re looking to add some excitement to your usual routine or trying something new together, this workout is perfect for strengthening your bond while breaking a sweat. The best part? You don’t need any equipment, just each other’s motivation and support.

Give yourself a quick warm-up before getting into this workout – e.g. jumping jacks, jogging on the spot, squats, high knees, hip circles, knee circles, rotating your ankles, stretching your neck, etc. Complete each exercise in the circuit for the recommended reps, ensuring you take your time and prioritise good form. Complete the circuit three times.

So grab your partner, turn up the music, and enjoy a memorable workout together!

1. Squat jumps with hand claps

Stand facing each other, feet shoulder-width apart. Simultaneously lower into a squat position, then explode upwards into a jump, reaching your hands overhead to clap with your partner. Land softly and immediately lower back into a squat to repeat. Alternatively, remove the jump and simply squat down, raise up slowly, and clap hands at the top! 10 reps.

2. Partner plank high fives

Assume a plank position facing each other, arms extended into the floor, hands directly under shoulders, and core engaged. Alternate lifting one hand off the ground to high-five your partner, then return to the plank position. Focus on keeping your hips stable and your core tight throughout the movement. For an easier variation, keep your knees on the floor during this exercise. These are challenging so take your time! 10 reps or fewer, depending on capability.

3. Walking lunges

Start standing with feet hip-width apart. Take a large step forward with your right foot, bending both knees to lower your body toward the ground. Push through your front heel to return to the starting position. Repeat with your left foot, alternating legs as you walk forward. Focus on stability and controlled movement. Perform walking lunges alongside your partner. 10 reps per leg.

4. Partner sit-ups

Person A holds down the feet of Person B to provide stability. Person B then performs a sit-up by engaging their core muscles to lift their upper body towards their knees while reaching arms towards Person A. Person A provides resistance by holding down Person B’s feet to create tension. Once Person B completes their sit-ups, swap roles. Kisses at the top of each sit-up are optional 😘. 10 reps each.

5. Wheelbarrow walks

This one is as challenging as it is fun! Partner A assumes a plank position on the floor, while Partner B lifts their ankles. Partner A walks forward on their hands, while Partner B walks alongside, supporting their partner’s lower body. Make sure Partner B doesn’t walk too fast! Switch roles and walk back to the starting position. Aim for 30 seconds each.

Repeat circuit 3 times.

After completing your workout, take a few minutes to cool down and stretch your muscles. Focus on gentle stretches for the arms, legs, back, and core to help reduce muscle soreness and promote flexibility. Don’t forget to hydrate and congratulate each other on a job well done💪

Let us know how you do and feel free to send us your sweaty selfies on our Instagram! 😉

For a yummy post-workout breakfast, check out El’s Valentine’s Breakfast.

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