Oh yeah, JENMC14, this is a great idea. My husband & I live in a state where there's too much snow on the ground to do this in the winter, but in the summer we do what we call "The Rocky Workout" where we incorporate things like jogging around the house, jumping rope, climbing the front steps, sitting & standing up on the picnic table seats, push ups, and other misc things like lifting milk jugs filled with water or pushing equipment in the yard (farm life). We try to switch off from things like jogging to things like lifting so we work different body parts each time.
Not sure what your fitness level currently is, but if you are just starting out then walking after dinner is great couple time. This is how my hubby and I started when we were both starting out. Even in the coldest, most miserable weather it was our connecting time at the end of the day. If it was too cold, we walked at the mall! After a few months we worked our way up to 8 - 12 mile hikes on the weekends. So nice to just walk and talk together. We made a lot of plans and talked a great deal about our commitment to ourselves and each other to be healthier. That was three years ago and we never looked back.
One of my favorite quotes I hear at the gym: "The couple that sweats together stays together".
You could put together some simple circuits and time each other, one working while the other rests, or do them at the same time. While my husband has a different weight routine, and, obviously, lifts heavier, bI love lifting with him when I'm able to go to the gym. Perhaps you could put together a simple, full body routine you could work together. Squats, deadlifts, overhead press, bentover rows and bench is a good starter grouping.
I also very much enjoyed the beFit in 90 program on the YouTube channel BeFit. Walks as are great, as previously suggested.
Edited by: JENMC14 at: 1/7/2013 (16:26)
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I'm pretty sure my husband wouldn't do any dance workouts either :) walk, run, hiking, any plyometrics (lunges, squats, tricep dips etc), sparkpeople videos etc
I'm not sure what your budget is like, but my hubby & I workout every morning before work together using a treadmill and an elliptical in-home. About 5 years ago when I went through a 40 lb weight loss, I purchased those two machines. Best investment ever.
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Why not go for a walk together? Get out of the house, get some non-screen time, and move. :)
Your weight loss will come from your diet, not the exercises you do, so it doesn't matter what you do together, really. What does HE enjoy, and what would he like to do? There's an infinite number of choices out there.
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I have a question that may see odd but my husband and I want to start getting fit together. I need to lose 75lb he just needs to get back into shape. We need a workout program that we can do together. The problem is he doesn't want to do anything that involves dance. We also have a xbox kinect so if anyone knows of one that we could do together that isnt "girly" please respond. :)
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