couldn't get my hubby to exercise with me to save his life or mine. He is so stubborn and not willing even to walk. He goes to his own gym but refuses to take classes or suggestions even from a young woman trainer... and from a guy, forget it.... so I just give up and go myself.. He is 70 he will never change.
Thank you for this article. I got the idea to try yoga together with my significant other. :) I think he can't do most strenght excercises because of his back problems, but some yoga poses might be suitable. :)
2/13/2012 12:09:58 PM
Can this be added to the fitness tracker workout options?
Um. Valentine's Day, remember? Romantic. I think one day out of the year I'd like the old man to pretend he's Richard Gere, not Richard SImmons. Candlelight dinner doesn't mean pigout at the all-you-can-eat, y'know.
it didn't exactly say play, but the article DID say "Other sports." My husband and I used to do line dancing class and Ballroom dancing together, but the costs caused us to drop the ballroom classes after 4 years, and then we moved to NJ and haven't seen any line dance classes around. We will start a community ballroom dance class session in March, but it will be a group class that appears to be targeted at beginners, so may or may not be much exercise. We walk together to indoor dvd, as we are both fairly beginners and overweight enough that neither of us run, so this keeps our pace the same pretty much.
My hubs and I will start working out together every Thursday evening. I'm so excited! By reading the other comments, I think Thursdays are going to be the 'new' date night. I only wish it could be more than one night a week, but because of his hours it's not possible. I'll be getting it in at the Y myself during the rest of the week. We've both made individual commitments to ourselves to really give it all we've got in losing weight, eating healthier, and exercising more. I can't wait!
I think these are great ideas, but the article left out active playing! Yesterday, instead of having a traditional Valentine's day, my husband and I printed out a free day pass to the local gym (he's already a member, I use my school's gym). We played racquetball together for an hour, hit the pool to swim a few laps, and then relaxed our tired muscles in the hot tub. It was a blast!
We also enjoy spinning around on our bikes together when the weather is nice or going golfing. It's all exercise, but it feels less like exercise and more like fun!
I love going for bike rides and walks with my husband. We always have a great time.
12/24/2009 9:04:02 AM
When we can't get to the gym, my husband and I use the Lebert Buddy System! We even take it with us when we go on vacation! I teach a bootcamp class and ordered one for myself through my gym. It's so much fun and my kids use it too. Great family workouts...
8/6/2009 6:56:31 PM
My boyfriend and I just went for a bike ride together after dinner! Due to overlapping work schedules, we only eat dinner together on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we go for a walk or bike ride after. We live right next to a rail trail/greenway that's very nice to walk on. I look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays even more now that we exercise together. It's fun to walk/ride and talk about the day. Our only issue is that I have fibromyalgia, so I can't go as far as he can, but he is very patient and doesn't mind doing less than usual.
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