6 Tips To Amazing Couple Workouts || Dunnebells

Fitness may be part of your routine already, but there is no reason why you have to go it alone. These tips on couples workouts are perfect for you!

Are you the type of couple who loves doing everything together? However, matching the fitness routine with your partner might not be that easy a task. Romance and exercise might not fit in very well for everyone. Maybe you have different styles of working out or different timing, maybe you have set different fitness goals too. How do you match it up together in that case?

Let us have a look at the six key points that might work out for you and give you the perfect balance of romance and exercise together!

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1. RECOGNIZE DIFFERENCES

Each one of us has a different self-expectation and a set of fitness goals designed personally, to match our standards. There are high chances that your fitness goals won't match up with your partner. It isn't just about the goals, maybe your level of fitness is higher or lower than your partner. Or, you have a different big picture in front of you all together! It is essential that you understand each other's fitness goals and respect them. 

A fitness goal could be a simple childhood dream of running a 10K marathon or achieving that perfect body shape. Don't compete with each other at following the same training plans or workout routines. It is always a great idea to understand the differences and find a mid-way through it. Share your fitness goals with your partner and list down the activities you can pair up together. For example, the morning jog or yoga session together would be a great idea.

2. DON’T COACH

Before you start with your couple workout, it is essential that you sit and discuss out your fitness goals and levels properly. During workout sessions together, you might end up guiding or bossing around your partner. You may even be on the other end of that guiding and bossing. It might seem like encouragement from one perspective, however, for the person on the receiving end, it could get a little stressful and frustrating. It is always a better idea to be clear about each other's preferences beforehand. It is a beautiful thing if you don't mind your partner correcting you or pushing you for more. Both individuals need to make sure they don't end up coaching each other too harshly.

3. KNOW YOUR LIMITS

There are many types of exercises involved in a workout session, and some depend on strength, some don't. Exercises like weightlifting are entirely dependent on how much strength you have. On the other hand, a cardio session or yoga doesn't involve that. It is essential for the couple to know each other's strength. In case you have headed out for a weightlifting session together, know your limits! There is no benefit in having an ego here. After all, it is your partner you are exercising with. Take up only as much weight as you can handle well.

4. SLOW DOWN

Planning a run or a jog together means compromising a little here and there. When you run together with your partner, there are high chances that your speeds of running are going to vary. Well, ask yourself, what is more important? Is it just maintaining your own pace? Or is it a mix of workout and spending quality time with your partner as well?

To have a healthy couple workout, you may have to adjust a little. This is the ideal solution to it. Both individuals should make adjustments at some time or the other. The faster person can slow down a little to make it enjoyable and friendly as a couple workout. You could run on a treadmill side by side at your pace. Or, you could plan a different style of workout session together. Head to the park together, leave for your individual runs and join up together at the end to complete a quick bodyweight routine.

5. FIND A JOINT LOVE

Have you ever considered taking a group fitness class together? If you answer is a no, consider it now! Imagine how exciting it would be to take up a new fitness activity together and encourage each other for it. There's no competition or matching up to each other's strengths in this case. Sports activities like yoga or kickboxing and other strengthening exercises can be performed by both men and women. So, one option worth exploring to achieve a happy couple workout is to look for a joint activity that you both would love doing together.

6. MAKE A DATE

Who said fitness could only be taken care of at the gym or in a park? Plan a fun fitness date together. For example, you could go on a hiking trip together or a long and healthy weekend. You could even plan a volleyball game on the beach or go swimming together on a summer day. All you need is a little time together while you exercise together in any way you find enjoyable. Getting outside not your thing? Dance the night away and get your workout together by busting a move!

These were just a few ideas on how you could start on a fitness adventure with your partner and achieve all your fitness goals together while enjoying each other's company. Try out the ideas that suit you best and have a happy couple workout!

AMAZING COUPLE WORKOUTS SUMMARY

Those who sweat together, stay together. I believe this, but on the flip side if exercise is NOT your partner’s thing, don’t force it. You are different individuals with different interests and that is okay. You can try these ideas for couple workouts but don’t be disheartened if working out is something that you and your partner can’t do together. This is about you, and there are plenty of other ways to enjoy your working out journey!

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