Couples who work out together, stay together

workmain With the help of “My House Fitness” in Avon, we’re helping keep love alive with five simple exercises! The new workout studio is having its grand opening celebration on Monday, and co-franchisee owner Pamela Laughlin says it’s all about promoting healthy living and making clients’ lives better.

Pamela says the exercises are those couples can do together, and you can even do them at home in just 15 minutes! Your goal should be to start slow, do as many reps as you can and work up to your maximum potential!

Here are the five exercises you and your partner can start doing right now!

Couples Seated Twist

1) Sit facing each other with your feet touching the floor and a slight bend in the knee.
2) Lean back slightly to keep the core engaged.
3) Keep heels firmly on the ground.
4) Hold this position and move your arms left to right. Your partner should be following your lead.
5) Start with 30 seconds, then 60 seconds, and so on.

Your goal will be to work your way up to two and half minutes of continuous movement.

Tip: If you want to make it more challenging, add a medicine ball. After the first 30 seconds, toss the ball to your partner and repeat.

Couples Plank

1) Get into a push up position facing each other.
2) Bend your elbows at 90 degrees and rest your weight on your shoulders.
3) Place your left hand on your partners right hand, similar to a high-five.
4) Hold this position for 30 seconds, then 60 seconds.
5) Switch hands and repeat.

Just like the seated twist your goal will be to hold on for two and half minutes.

Couples Arm Rowwork3

1) Stand facing one another with feet hip-width apart.
2) Hold a resistance band with two hands.
3) Push your hips back and bend your knees.
4) Take your body as low as you can.
5) Bend your elbows and pull the resistance band in one motion.
6) Repeat.
The goal is to be able to work up to four minutes of continuous movement.

Couples Triceps Pass
1) Partner 1 lies on the floor holding partner 2’s ankle.
2) Partner 2 holds a medicine ball.
3) Place the medicine ball between partner number one’s legs
4) Lower your legs to the floor and back up.
5) Partner one takes the medicine ball.
6) Repeat this movement for 60 seconds and then switch.
The goal is to work your way up to four minutes without overdoing it.
Couples Squat
1) Stand facing your partner.
2) Bend your knees at about a 90-degree angle (If you feel any pain in your knee, make sure to adjust your feet).
3) Lower your body into a squat position and then stand.
4) Repeat.

We are looking for two minutes total, but take breaks as you see fit.

 

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