With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you and your significant other might be planning a little quality time. A short trip, romantic meal, cuddles on the sofa. But if you’re one for getting physical – and we don’t just mean in the bedroom – working out with your loved one could bring massive benefits to your relationship.
You’ll get healthy competition with a strong confidence boost, enjoy bonding over shared goals, and you’ll love the rush of endorphins (leading to a happier relationship and better sex life). Chocolate and roses have nothing on those perks.
Put simply, functional training is the way we’re meant to move: purposeful, skilful, playful movements. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together the best functional exercises to move that way together. Get your heart pumping, blood moving and endorphins soaring – you’ll feel closer than ever after it all.
Channel your inner peacock and strengthen your glutes with this simple strengthening functional exercise for Valentine’s. Here’s how to do it:
Valentine’s is all about enjoying watching your other half. And you will enjoy watching them performing this particular exercise. It puts the fun in functional, but don’t be fooled – this body-torching move tones up your triceps, thighs and core. Roll out your mat…
Sure to get your endorphins pumping, this move allows you to be each other’s cheerleader. Stand opposite each other and try doing tuck jumps alternatively to your favourite high-energy song. Ready?
You’ll need a pair of jump ropes each for this nostalgia-inducing exercise. This move torches tonnes of calories and gives you a full body workout. Stand a good distance apart so you don’t whip each other – but not so far; after all, it’s Valentine’s and you will want to see the playful glee on your faces.
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