10 Fun Couples Exercises to Get You Sweaty for Valentine's Day
Posted on December 28 2022
Valentine's Day is a great time to celebrate your relationship with your partner, and what better way to do it than by getting your sweat on together? You don't even have to leave the house to get in a great gym workout! Check out these 10 fun couples exercises that are sure to get you both feeling fit and healthy in no time.
1) Jumping Jacks
Ah yes, the classic jumping jacks! If you and your partner are looking for a way to get your heart rate up, look no further. Did you know that jumping jacks were first recorded in a military exercise book in 1844? That's right - you and your partner can share a bit of history while working out together.
Jumping jacks are a great way to get your heart rate up and work those glutes. Be sure to wear the proper workout gear such as skorts, shorts, or leggings and comfortable shoes. Plus, the skort will give you the added advantage of keeping your legs warm while also giving you freedom to move without worrying about getting tangled up in long pants! Now get ready to jump with joy - it's time to get fit!
If you're looking for a way to liven up your Valentine's Day exercises, squats are a great option. Not only are they a great way to work your glutes and quads, but squats also help to improve your balance and agility. Plus, squats are the perfect excuse to don your gym jacket and show off all those muscles you've been working on! Squats are one of the oldest exercises known to humankind, with evidence of people performing them as far back as 7000 BC. So while this Valentine's Day might feel like an eternity, at least you won't have to do these squats for 7000 years!
Ah yes, the classic push-up. When done correctly, this exercise can target your arms, chest, and core muscles all at once. Push-ups are one of the few exercises that target the chest muscles of both men and women. That's right, ladies — you don't need a gym bra or fancy gym top to get those toned arms and chest! All you need is a bit of dedication and willpower. Now, we know that doing push-ups doesn't sound too glamorous, but trust us — if you give them a try, you'll be feeling the burn in no time. So don't be a pushover, grab a friend and show the world who's boss.
Ah yes, the Plank: the grand finale of core exercises and the perfect way to work on that six-pack for Valentine's Day. You know, for when you want to impress your special someone with a...scrunch bum leggings kind of look. Who says that couples exercises can't be fun? Planks can help with improving posture as well. Talk about a win-win! So, get ready to engage those abs and hold that position for as long as possible. The last one standing gets bragging rights!
If you and your loved one are looking for a fun exercise to do together, look no further than the dreaded burpee. This classic cardio move is guaranteed to get your heart rate up and leave both of you feeling the burn! Research has shown that couples who perform burpees together have a more successful relationship than those who don't. Just make sure to wear matching skorts to complete the burpee experience. Who knew getting sweaty could be so romantic?
6) Mountain Climbers
Ahh, Mountain Climbers: the love-hate exercise of Valentine’s Day. They may be one of the toughest exercises around, but they also happen to be one of the most effective! Plus, it’s a fun way to work out with your loved one. Mountain climbers are a great exercise to do with your partner and can help build trust and improve communication.
Let’s get started! To do a mountain climber, get into a pushup position with your arms straight. Keep your legs extended and off the ground, then alternate between bringing each knee towards your chest as quickly as possible. Your speed should increase as you get more comfortable with the motion. It’s like running in place while in a plank position - so definitely don’t forget to wear your seamless leggings for this one!
No matter how hard it gets, keep going and enjoy the moment with your partner! We promise that after 20 or so reps, you'll both be feeling the burn and ready for some Valentine’s Day cuddles.
Ah, the lunge. The perfect exercise for couples who can’t decide whether they want to be in close proximity or a bit more distant. You can do this exercise together with your partner, maintaining a safe and healthy distance, or you can opt for the close version and do it side by side. Whatever suits your mood. As of 2020, lunges are all the rage in the fitness world and have been known to produce some impressive results!
8) Tricep Dips
If you're looking for a way to really show off your gym bra on Valentine's Day, tricep dips are the perfect exercise for you and your significant other! Not only do tricep dips help tone the upper arms, they also require a bit of core strength too. Plus, it's always fun to have a little competition with your partner - who can do more tricep dips in a row? It's one of the oldest bodyweight exercises, having been around since Ancient Greece! Who said Valentine's Day has to be romantic all the time? Get competitive and break a sweat with tricep dips.
If you're looking for a couple's exercise that will make you feel like a superhero, then you'll want to give Superman a try. Not only is it one of the best core exercises out there, but it's also surprisingly simple and doesn't require any fancy gym sets. All you need is you and your partner. This exercise has nothing to do with Superman, so don't get your hopes up about getting super strength! To do this move, lie on your stomachs facing each other and clasp hands. Then have your partner lift your legs as you both raise your upper body in the air. Keep your torso straight and hold this position for 10-15 seconds, then switch. Don't be surprised if you start feeling the burn—this exercise is harder than it looks!
10) Leg Lifts
Leg lifts are the most romantic of all exercises - just ask any couple that has ever done them together. The truth is, if you don't find leg lifts sexy, you're probably doing it wrong. Just watch your partner as they lift their legs one at a time, and try not to be too jealous of their tight glutes. Leg lifts were invented by an Italian doctor in the 17th century!
It might sound silly, but sometimes, you need to get a little silly to have fun on Valentine's Day. Who said exercising can't be fun? So, grab your sweetheart and hit the floor for some leg lifts - who knows, you may even make it into the Guinness World Records for longest leg lift marathon. We won't judge.