Happy Valentine’s Day! At this time, more than ever, it is important to stay together and appreciate the people we have around including our partner, family and friends. Not being able to go out to a fine restaurant, do the classic cinema date or to escape to an island on a mini vacation is a bummer. But it’s also an opportunity to explore other activities with our partners. And here I mean that quite literally – because this post is about staying active on Valentine’s Day.

Our Valentine’s Day Couple Workout Challenge is designed to be completed in pairs – so grab your partner, a friend or a family member and get moving! Here are our exercise challenges for couples…


1. COUPLE HAND PLANK

How To: Start in a hand plank position side by side with your partner. Place your hands firmly on the floor shoulder width apart. Place one arm around your partner and hold for 30 seconds. Then, swap positions with your partner.

Muscles Worked: shoulders, triceps, core.

Valentine's workout for couples - hand plank


2. DOUBLE PUSH UP

How To Person 1: Lay down flat with your back on the mat. Hold your partner’s legs above their ankles and straighten your arms. Bend your arms as your partner bends theirs. Don’t let your elbows touch the ground. Hold for a second and push your partner’s legs back up, straightening your arms.

How To Person 2: Start in a high plank position, holding your partner’s legs above their ankles. Straighten your arms, pushing yourself up. Slowly bend your arms until your chest is close to your partner’s legs. Hold for a second and straighten your arms, pushing yourself back up.

Muscles Worked: chest muscles, triceps, shoulders.

Valentine's workout for couples - double push up


3. RUSSIAN TWIST 360

How To Person 1: Sit down back-to-back with your partner. Bend your knees and lift them slightly off the ground. Use a weight plate, kettlebell, dumbbell or a medicine ball and pass it to your partner turning to the side.

How To Person 2: Sit down back-to-back with your partner. Bend your knees and lift them slightly off the ground. When you receive the weight plate from your partner turn to the other side and hand it back to your partner

Muscles Worked: abdominals, obliques.Valentine's workout for couples - russian twist 360


4. KNEELING COUPLE PUSH UP

How To: Start the exercise on your knees, face-to-face with your partner. You should be around 1.5m from each other. Hold your hands and straighten your arms. Begin to bend your elbows and lowering your arms until your arms form roughly a 90 degree angle.

Valentine's workout for couples - kneeling couple push up

Muscles Worked: chest, triceps.


5. COUPLE SQUAT

How To: Start by standing back-to-back with your partner. Together begin to bend your knees while waking your feet away from each other. Continue until your knees and legs are forming a 90 degree angle. Slowly, return to the starting position.

Muscles Worked: quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves.Valentine's workout for couples - couple squat


6. FRONT SQUAT

How To: Stand face-to-face with your partner. Grab their left hand with your right hand. Begin to bend your knees until your legs form a 90 degree angle with your tights. Hold for a second and straighten your legs. Swap hands and repeat.

Muscles Worked: quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves.Valentine's workout for couples - front squat

 


 

And as a Valentine’s Day gift from us to you, here’s an easily downloadable version of our Valentine’s Day Couple Workout Challange so you can save it on your phone, check it from your tablet or print it from your laptop and enjoy this bonding challenge. The key to success here is to work as a team and not blame each other – but if it doesn’t work.. it’s his fault…

 

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