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Workout Ideas for Couples

Put Your Love to the Fitness Test


  • 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! - 2/8/2011 5:51:17 PM
  • Great article but it also left out the fun of playing games together on systems like Wii. Love the dance competition one! - 2/8/2011 10:59:50 AM
  • 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! - 2/15/2010 3:40:57 PM
  • I love going for bike rides and walks with my husband. We always have a great time. - 2/15/2010 11:12:52 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... - 12/24/2009 9:04:02 AM
    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. - 8/6/2009 6:56:31 PM
    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!
    - 7/6/2009 3:09:27 AM
  • One fun thing my husband & I do During commercials on our favorite shows:
    Tthrow the medicine ball around,
    OR stand back to back & twist to the side to hand the medicine ball to the other one.

    Tennis & Raquetball are fun too. And, I read somewhere that seeing each other all sweaty can enhance your other desire for on another. - 7/2/2009 10:30:53 AM
  • 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. - 6/30/2009 12:45:48 PM
  • 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. - 6/30/2009 11:14:35 AM
  • 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! - 6/10/2009 9:25:14 AM
  • 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...

    Stay Healthy
    Lori Anne :0) - 6/10/2009 9:07:21 AM
  • 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! - 6/10/2009 8:34:23 AM
  • This is a great article... i just wish i could get my lazy boyfriend out the house! lol - 6/3/2009 11:08:14 AM
    That's true! My and my boyfriend love to hike and geocaching together. It really brings us together and is also a great workout. Specially because we can encourage each other. - 4/15/2009 11:48:55 PM

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