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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner love is in the air. Barf! I mean…awe so sweet! Even though I have a permanent Valentine I still think the mushy stuff can be a bit much. So this year instead of giving gifts, why not try these fun couples workout moves. After all Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about celebrating love and spending time together. So skip the movie (this is my favorite), over priced food, chocolates and cards, this year get ready to laugh, sweat and have fun…for FREE!
If your Valentine isn’t the workout type, try these with a friend or even one of the kids! As long as you’re paired up and ready to have fun!
Be sure to warm up and stretch before you start. And always contact you doctor before beginning any workout routine.
*Disclaimer…Don’t make too much fun of these videos! haha…ok you can make a little fun, they are pretty funny! It was my first attempt with my new camera!! I LOVE IT…but there is a learning curve…hehe! (See which one here)
Sit-up high fives – You can do this one at a time or at the same time. Each person perform 25 sit-ups, when you get to the top of the sit up, give your partner a “high five!” My kids especially love this one.
Seated Twisty Low Fives – Sit back to back with your partner, with a few feet in between. Lean back and twist side to side, giving each other “low fives” when you get to the side. Touch hands on both sides 10 times.
Mini Relay Race – You don’t need too much space. One person runs a few steps, touches the floor and comes back, tags their partner and then they switch. For added calorie burning fun. The person waiting can be doing jumping jacks until it’s their turn to run. Each person runs 10 times.
Standing Tetter Totter – Stand a few feet apart facing each other and holding hands (awe)! One person squats, when you stand up, then the other person squats. Each person perform 15 squats.
Push-up log jumps One person get into push-up position. Either on your knees or a full push-up, which ever level you’re at! Perform one push-up and hold it at the bottom position. The other person jumps (or steps) over your back. Repeating each time a push-up is performed. Do 10 push-ups then switch! (So sorry that he stuck his tongue out!! haha…I guess he was over it!)
Repeat each exercise 2-3 times, then go for a 30 min. walk or a jog or a bike ride!
You worked your heart, body and burnt calories all while spending precious time together! Now who wouldn’t want that for Valentines Day?!
Heather blogs at The Healthy Hen, where she writes about being healthy in what we eat, what we do and how we live. She’s Mama Hen to 3 little chicks and wife to the Big Rooster. She’s passionate about being healthy and has a degree in Exercise Science. She believes being healthy is way, WAY, more than just eating salads and being gym rats. It’s about having fun and spending time with those you love, too. Going to the circus with your family can be just as healthy and good for you as running a 5k. Celebrating birthdays and watching your kids laugh is just as healthy for your soul as strength training is for your bones. Be healthy!
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