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Workout Ideas for Couples

Put Your Love to the Fitness Test

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  • My spouse and I recently took up ballroom dancing together (it was a birthday present for my 40th!! :D :D ) and we love it! There are also events around town that we can attend to try our dancing "in the wild".

    We also have a lot of fun playing exergames together on the Wii and Xbox Kinect (Kinect Sports, most recently).

    We've always enjoyed hiking together, and make it part of our anniversary every year (which, fortunately, is in summer).

    Every couple wants to live to a ripe old age together, and exercise surely helps make that possible! :) - 1/27/2015 12:07:07 AM
  • The couples at the gym usually show the state of their relationship. We warm up and stretch together then do our own thing. sometimes we do the side by side cardio machines, but he is running I am walking. There is another couple we see sometimes who lifts together, both of them are obviously serious about their weight program but they also work well together. It isn't for everybody, and we love hiking together and he rides bikes with me sometimes, other times I get my alone time out on the bike trial. - 1/26/2015 11:41:08 PM
  • You want to see the people doing the least-effective workouts at the gym?
    Look for the couples. - 1/26/2015 8:47:47 AM
  • SIXSTRINGSERAPH
    Has anyone tried a regular practice or exercise or routine that involves both people, and not just as an optional companion or in a competitive sport? Something close to ballroom dancing where both parties have responsibilities and movements in order to make a great performance, except the goal is fitness and exercise? - 10/31/2014 8:45:08 PM
  • BOBG01
    My wife has no interest in exercise so I got a dog :( Better than nothing, but still, not quite the same as working out with your significant other. - 9/10/2014 3:09:30 PM
  • I am so fortunate that my DH has been my steady workout partner for over 40 years of our marriage. We started out jogging outdoors together, then we started to have different paces so we moved our together time to the gym. After all these years I am so conditioned to going to the gym that I do it alone (when he had surgeries, for instance). But nothing beats our regular workout date times. I am so lucky in this respect. - 2/15/2014 8:10:33 AM
  • 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. - 9/23/2012 9:10:26 PM
  • Great article! - 8/11/2012 12:39:25 AM
  • ELFUXX
    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 2:55:33 PM
  • MARYSTAN
    Can this be added to the fitness tracker workout options? - 2/13/2012 12:09:58 PM
  • 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. - 2/14/2011 4:13:32 PM
  • actually it did say play, and had geocaching in there, something I've enjoyed tagging along for, fun to go in a group and to let someone else navigate ;-) - 2/13/2011 12:28:24 AM
  • actually it did say play, and had geocaching in there, something I've enjoyed tagging along for, fun to go in a group and to let someone else navigate ;-) - 2/13/2011 12:27:58 AM
  • actually it did say play, and had geocaching in there, something I've enjoyed tagging along for, fun to go in a group and to let someone else navigate ;-) - 2/13/2011 12:25:54 AM
  • 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. - 2/13/2011 12:14:22 AM

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