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More Love, Less Handles: Gold's Gym Couples Workouts

More Love, Less Handles: Gold's Gym Couples Workouts

One way to share quality time with your sweetie is to work out together, and Gold's Gyms have decided to take the battle of the bulge to a whole new level of intimacy. To create more love and less handles, they have created four customized couples workouts designed to strengthen your trust, intensity, intimacy, and communication, as well as your muscles.

If you think you and your partner could benefit from some together time at the gym, here's a brief explanation of the four workouts that Gold's will be offering this week.

  • Communication: This workout focuses on flexibility training since communication is vital to partner stretching. Small adjustments are essential for making the stretch fulfilling without pushing it too far.
  • Intimacy: Eye contact is an essential part of intimacy, and in this strength training workout, partners look at each other during each move. For double lunges, the couple faces forward and locks arms, then alternates lunging forward and backward. It resembles the tango more than calisthenics.

To see what the other two workouts involve,

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  • Intensity: Sometimes we strength train against gravity, but in this workout your partner will create additional resistance with his or her body weight. Try doing a push-up while being hugged from below.
  • Trust: Anytime you use a spotter for lifting weights, you are also strengthening your sense of trust. Working this way will definitely make you feel more connected to your partner.
  • You don't need to be a member of Gold's to try these workouts. You can use a trial membership for a pre-Valentine's Day partner workout. Find your local Gold's gym here.

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    itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
    I hate working out with my boyfriend.
    karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
    Oh bugger posted it in the wrong post
    karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
    Anne Hathaway never needed to lose weight .. I liked her weight in the Devil Wears Prada and Get Smart.
    pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
    lolz on the title of this post.
    Spectra Spectra 8 years
    My husband wouldn't go for this. He doesn't usually work out with me and I know that he'd be complaining and whining the whole time and it wouldn't be a fun time for him. Plus, he's sort of cynical a lot of the time...he'd probably be making jokes the whole time and not taking anything seriously. It's bad enough that when I do lunges in front of the TV, he reaches out and grabs my butt or tries to tickle me when I do crunches. It's just not his thing.
    aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
    Hmmm cute idea but I don't think it'd pan out..
    i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
    too bad they're only offering them this week! ha. my hubbie and i go to the gym at the same time, but we don't work out together (unless we're doing a basketball workout). there's no way i could ever lift weights with him... i could never keep up!
    tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
    I...don't know how I feel about this. I think if my SO and I stared at each other while lifting weights and lunging I would hurt myself when I burst out laughing.
    angelina8023 angelina8023 8 years
    I workout with my husband and I love it. He's a great motivator:)
    ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
    i think that it's a good marketing concept, however i don't think that i'd want to work out with my man. i feel like working out is something that i do on my own, and i don't like to have someone there talking to me or distracting me at all.
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