Working out as a couple can get you both fit, while bringing you closer together. Some people enjoy the feeling a workout provides. But for others, like me, it can be a chore to roll out of bed and hit the gym. That’s why I have fun ways to burn calories while spending time with your favorite person. Working out as a couple is a sure-fire way to keep your body — and relationship — healthy.
Race around the block or see who can do the most pushups. Have mini competitions throughout the day to keep yourselves active. For extra incentive, come up with a prize for the winner. The loser can pay for the next meal or will be forced to do the grocery shopping. Be competitive in the moment, but don’t forget to kiss your man after you beat him. These small competitions are one of my favorite tips for working out as a couple.
If you’re addicted to television like me (I’m currently catching up on Breaking Bad), you should put your TV marathons to use. Do pushups and jumping jacks and anything else you can while watching your favorite show. Or set up a routine: 10 pushups every time Jesse curses and 20 sit-ups when Walt coughs. During the commercials, you can chat with your man about the episode. Just keep your body moving as you watch TV.
Go to the park or your own backyard to play Frisbee or any other two player sport. Pick something you both enjoy so that the activity stays lighthearted. Set a goal for the day or just keep playing until you’re both worn out. When you’re done, have a healthy picnic. You’ll have time to chat and can challenge one another to a rematch once you’re done.
Walking is a simple way to exercise and can be done anywhere. Go for a walk with your guy and hold hands while doing so. You can talk the way you usually do side by side in bed, but will burn calories in the process. If you both own bikes, you can do the same whilst riding. Just don’t get ahead of your partner; keep the same pace.
All of you video game lovers can keep your hands on the controller as long as you keep off of the couch. There are plenty of games for the Wii and Xbox 360 that are built to make you move. My personal favorites are the Just Dance games. So feel free to play video games for as long as you want! Just make sure they require some sweat.
When the weather turns nice, take a dip in the water. There are plenty of ways to exercise and cool off at the same time. Go swimming and race each other to the other side of the pool. Or buy a beach ball to bounce back and forth. You’ll get to see your man’s competitive side and his sexy body in a bathing suit.
You don’t need an excuse to have sex with your man, but now you have one anyway. Studies have shown that intercourse burns calories, improves heart health, and increases self-esteem. Not to mention it feels fantastic! So reward yourselves for all of your working out with another workout! You finally have permission to get back in bed (or on the couch... or kitchen floor).
So shut the computer down and get up (once you finish browsing these articles)! What are your favorite workouts? Any fun ways you know of to exercise as a couple?
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