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Workout Ideas for Couples
Put Your Love to the Fitness Test
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.
7/6/2009 3:09:27 AM
I talked the hubs into trying yoga with me a couple years ago, he loves it! Of course, it's at home and on DVD (curtains firmly close so the neighbors don't see him) but it's still wonderful together. We even yoga the kids, they love it too!
My husband will reluctantly go to the gym with me once every 2 years or so, and he hates it, since he exercises so infrequently, I can kick his butt at everything...and I guess he finds it humiliating.
My boyfriend and I work out at the gym together - it's great. It motivates you and helps hold you accountable. We do the eliptical and then do weights together. It also gives us time together at the end of the day to catch up on the day.
My fiance and I enjoy biking, easy hiking, walking and sailing together. Unfortunately he works a lot so we don't get to do those things together often. We both workout at the Y and share our workouts with each other. It definitely helps to have a partner who supports my health goals, sometimes even more than I do!
When I first started working out and eating clean it was difficult for me to enjoy social outings...what with the drinking and eating and sitting on your butt socializing..My bf and I (BF is preskennedy on here) haved evolved into a more active lifestyle together. We go for runs, bike rides and while he works out at his mothers I run the treadmill and do some strength training and cardio on the IO cable box. I've found that biking really has been his favorite and we do that often when the weather permits :0) And I think mini golf and bowling as a sub for movies are great...just stay away from the concessions..pack a orville redenbackers 100 calorie 98% fat free bag with you in a big purse and a few waters ;op
Also the wii fit is a fun family way to get ina bit of excersize. And I cant wait til the pool is open!! We will really enjoy having some swimming races I think. See if my training has paid off this year :0) Great way for couples to bond...
My husband loves bicycling! When we married, I joined him in bicycling around the local trails in northern Virginia. The only problem was that I was frustrated because I just couldn't keep up with him -- he's way stronger than I am. He found the perfect solution: tandem bicycling! He found a used tandem bike on-line, we test rode several models before hand, and bought our tandem almost seven years. It has completely changed the biking experience for me! We stay together while riding, we can easily talk with each other, and when a little extra is needed for that hill, we both kick in with combined strength. We love it and try to ride at least a couple times a week. We're planning a ten-day biking vacation in August!
Its amazing how much more you talk when you walk together.
2/12/2008 5:14:32 PM
My husband and I just joined a Krav Maga (Israeli martial arts) class together and our 8 year old son goes to a kid's class at the same time. It's wonderful, because we both get a really good workout, at our own level, and we spend two hours a week together, when we probably would be watching tv, or just trying to get some stuff done around the house. It's great!
11/30/2007 11:09:05 PM
I love exercising with my partner! It does all te things mentioned in this article and more! We are closer, more in tuned to each other and very proud of the progress we have made together. I think all couples should try it.
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