Keelie and I are big proponents of finding shared interests with your spouse. Emily of BodyShape101.com is here with us today to share some active hobbies that are ideal for couples.
Are you and your partner looking for the perfect hobby? Well, look no further because we have got the best hobby for you—exercise!
According to studies, people tend to work out longer and a lot harder when they exercise with company. In addition to that, the endorphin release during a workout is much higher when you exercise with other people than when you work out alone. And who would be a better workout partner than your beloved someone, right?
With that in mind, here are some of the best couple exercises that are definitely worth a try!
More commonly known as the partner yoga, this workout routine involves poses that are meant to be performed by two people and can strengthen not just your muscles but your relationship as well.
Why? Well, that’s because you would need to invest communication, teamwork, and trust to perform the said poses. And another thing to love about this fitness routine? You can be able to burn as much as 120 to 178 calories in just 30 minutes!
In relationships, supporting each other is vital, and that’s most especially true when you go rock climbing together! Aside from physical support, you would also need moral support too, and for sure, the cheers and coaching of your partner will help you reach the top!
If you are quite adventurous, you can go climbing on a mountain, but if you want to start small, you can always head to fitness centers with an indoor rock wall. And don’t worry, all your anxiety will be well worth it because you can lose 330 to 448 calories in just 30 minutes!
There’s no denying the fact that running is one of the best exercises to try, especially if you wish to shed off some fats. And as we all know, running gets better when you have a partner. In the morning, all that you have to do is to tie the laces of your running shoes and just run.
You can head to somewhere peaceful and scenic so you can take a breather early in the morning. The best thing about it? You can enjoy a good breakfast with one another. Now, isn’t that the best way to start your day? Do this, and you can burn 300 to 444 calories in half an hour.
If you and your partner both have a competitive spirit, you can put to good use by playing doubles tennis with another couple. This is a fun way to work out because you can have fun beating the other couple in the process. Just put on your tennis shoes, put your game face on, and you are ready to go.
You will be having so much fun that you won’t even notice that you are already working out your legs, core as well as arms. Whether you win or lose, it’s still going to be a win for the both of you since you can lose about 210 to 311 calories in half an hour.
If you don’t think running is for you, then try the next best thing—cycling! Just like running, you can get to enjoy the amazing scenery, but cycling allows you to go to farther places. In addition to that, it also lets you enjoy different routes.
Just make sure to choose a route that is suitable with both of your physical abilities and everything will go smoothly. Lastly, cycling is low-impact on the joints, allowing you to lose 240 to 355 calories without being too hard on your body.
If you and your partner want something steamy for your workout sessions, then the salsa is for you! The steps may seem a bit easy, but we assure you—it’s quite challenging and can even help you lose up to 244 calories. Plus, the dance is a great combination of romance and fitness which can be a good thing for you and your honey!
As they say, couples who work out together become fitter together! In addition to helping you achieve fitness goals, working out together is now a relationship goal too. Since you have a fitness goal that you plan on achieving together, it creates a stronger bond between the two of you. Now, go out there and enjoy your workout sessions!
Emily is the founder of BodyShape101.com, a blog where she and her associates talk about exercise, fitness, and yoga. Their aim is to help people like you to achieve perfect body. BodyShape101 is concentrated on exercise & fitness tips, and making the most out of it. She is also a mother of one and she tries to find balance between her passion and her biggest joy in life.
Austin and Keelie have been sharing life together for nearly two decades. In that time they've gone from high school sweethearts to a family of five.
Austin loves making Keelie and the boys laugh whenever he can. Occasionally he writes things.