What do you have a planned for Valentine’s Day? The traditional dinner and a movie? Instead of eating and sitting together, why not mix things up? Ryan Moore, Core Concepts Personal Trainer at Mountainside Fitness Surprise has a novel idea for Valentine’s Day: a fit date! Plus he has the inside scoop on how to pull off a couples workout for boosted results (he and his girlfriend workout together all the time!). Let the couple bonding and calorie-burning begin!
“How to workout with your significant other on Valentine’s Day and beyond” By Ryan Moore
As Valentine’s Day approaches, some of you may do the traditional candy, flowers or dinner, but if you’re into fitness you may look to other places to get your fix. They say that “couples that sweat together stay together”, or do they? Whether you’re a beginner or fitness crazy, there are mixed reviews on working out with a significant other. The gym may be one of the hardest places to find common ground with your partner. You and yours may be into different things when it come to the gym: he may like training heavy and she may like the group fitness classes, or vice versa. The good news is that there are great options for couples who love to train and sweat…
1) Keep an open mind and think outside the box. Working out doesn’t have to start with weights and cardio; you can mix the two with hiking, MMA, snowboarding etc. Sharing that time combines the two passions and can keep you both interested.
2) Jump out of your comfort zone and into his/hers. Take a day for her to learn more about your training and a day for you to dive into hers. You may try some of her classes such as kickboxing; CrossFit, Core Strength and yoga. Then get her into your comfort zone in the free weight or machine weight area.
3) Boost your bond. Anytime you share a common interest and work toward a common goal, your bond can get stronger. It’s great for couples to have their own passions and hobbies, but staying fit together can help grow the foundation for a long-lasting relationship. Take the time to blend both your interests and kick your valentine’s off with a new