A Couple That Works Out Together, Stays Together

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger
Here are some great exercises that you can do with your significant other!

Exercising with your significant other is a great way to bond and stay healthy!

 

Looking for a new way to bond with your partner? Premier Prosthetics has a solution that is both good for you and good for your relationship! Working out with another person is a great motivator and bonding activity. Try some of these ideas for working out as a couple.

Cardio

Finding some kind of cardiovascular workout that you two can do together is a simple activity to adapt. Bike rides are great for exercise and there are all kinds of accessible bikes such as hand cycles and recumbent leg bikes. Activities like swimming or water aerobics are another way to get your heart pumping. If the weather is nice, a walk along the accessible greenway path in a park will allow for conversation as well. If you need to stay indoors, many fitness centers now offer pieces of accessible cardio equipment like arm bikes or Nusteps.

Weightlifting

This activity tends to be more of a challenge. Not only do you probably not share the same goals, but you also don’t have the same abilities. Start by turning workouts into a circuit with everything ready to go before you begin the workout.

Stretching

Stretching is a great partner activity that can be done anytime, anywhere. There are many benefits from stretching like an increased range of motion and balance. Take turns stretching one another and you will both reap these benefits. This can help limit the number of times you must transfer, saving time and energy. When there is an exercise that one person isn’t able to do, switch to an exercise that allows them to target a small muscle group such as internal/external shoulder rotation, forearm extension and shrugs.

The goal of Premier Prosthetics is to help those with limited mobility thrive with their lifestyle. Part of that is staying healthy both physically and emotionally. Remember, a couple that works out together, stays together.

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