You each have different fitness goals. Whether it’s weight loss, gaining muscle mass, toning, or just having more energy, here are workouts that will suit both of you, and, best of all, are fun to do together. We’ve also included, of course, some couples kits to track your progress, and maybe even get in a little friendly competition.
Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts: 6 sets, 4 reps, 30s rest
Stand and hold a barbell. Keep your back neutral, push your hips backwards, and descend until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings. Return to your starting position.
TRX Pushups: 6 sets, 4 reps, 30s rest
With TRX handles, get in a pushup position with hands shoulder-width apart.
Grab TRX handles and get in a pushup position with your hands about shoulder-width apart. Keep your lower back flat and don’t let your hips sag. Lower yourself and keep your elbows close to your body as you descend.
Dumbbell Reverse Lunges: 5 sets, 6 reps each, 30s rest
With 2 dumbbells, take a long step back so that your knees come to two 90-degree angles at the bottom. From there, pull yourself back up with your forward leg.
Side Plank: 5 sets, 30s each side, 30s rest
Lie on your side with your forearm on the ground. With a straight body, squeeze your glutes and pull your shoulders back. Keep your hips from sagging.
Hip/Thigh Extension: 5 sets, 10 reps each, 30s rest
Lie on the ground with bent knees and feet flat on the floor. Extend one leg straight and hold. Drive through your heel, squeeze your glutes, and push your hips up. Repeat and make sure you’re not using your lower back to pull yourself up.
Face Pulls: 5 sets, 10 reps, 30s rest
Above your head, set a cable rope attachment. With each hand, grab the ends of the rope with palms facing each other. Squeeze your shoulder blades down and back and pull the rope towards your nose. For greater range of motion, attached two cable ropes to and hold one rope in each hand.
Kettlebell Swing Ladder: 10 – 1 reps, 10s rest
Start with 10 reps, take a 10-second rest, then do nine reps, take a 10-second rest, etc. all the way down to one repetition. Start in a deadlift position with the kettlebell a few feet in front of you. Then, hike the kettlebell back between your legs like a center in football and explosively drive your hips forward. Imagine propelling the kettlebell to a target in front of you.