Have you and your partner been holed up inside of the stale gym all Winter? Head outside for some fresh air and adventure. Below we have two-person workouts you can do right now.
The best part of trail runs is the idea of exploring entirely new territory. Pull up Google Maps and look for a hiking trail, pond, or just new part of town that you haven't discovered, then lace up your sneakers and get going. Decide on a distance ahead of time so you can focus entirely on the scenery throughout the sweat session. Keep your eyes peeled for a cafe near or on the run that you can visit post-workout.
Kick your community bike share program up a notch and rent a road bike for the day. You'll want something that has gears (no cruisers) and that's fitted for your height, so be sure to rent from a trusted bike shop as opposed to a vendor located outside of a tourist destination. Then, map out a ride that's suited to your athletic abilities and start pedaling. Pick a lunch spot with outdoor seating at the halfway point so you can keep an eye on your bike while refueling (it's rare to rent a bike that comes with a lock). Don't forget your helmet!
Move your suspension training practice outdoors. All you need to get a full-body workout is a strong tree with a branch that you can throw the straps over. Go for time, meaning do an exercise on the straps for 60 seconds while the other person lays out a mat for planks and sit-ups. Then switch.
If you're new to this strength, balance, and core-focused exercise here are some beginner moves to check out.
While possible to do this full-body workout alone, rock climbing is better done with a partner. And you'll get a lot more out of it then just a workout – it requires constant communication and trust between you and your partner. (Talk about bonding.) Look for an outdoor rock-climbing class with an instructor to get started.
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