We partnered with
think! to fill fitness-obsessed couples in on the hottest trends in the wellness space.
We know busy couples are always strapped for time and don't always have a ton of free hours to spend together. However, if you're part of a wellness-obsessed duo, we've got good news for you. It's super easy to work in alone time while still working up a sweat or going deep into a mindfulness practice. We've rounded up everything fit couples need to know about the trendiest wellness activities they can do together, from couple's fitness classes to cooking with the most in-demand ingredients. Read on to find out exciting ways to stay strong on your wellness journeys — together.
Couples That Sauna Together...
Infrared saunas are having a moment. While traditional saunas heat the air around you, infrared saunas use panels of infrared lights to warm your body directly, meaning your body is going to start sweating it out while the air around you is still pretty temperate. Many claim that infrared saunas can help with better sleep, relaxation, detoxification, improved circulation, and sore muscle relief. Even if you don't necessarily see your skin clear up immediately after soaking up the infrared light, you'll for sure feel good. And the experience is even better when you share it with a partner!
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Try a Partner Yoga or Acro Yoga Class
Partner yoga can be surprisingly sexy. Even if you're not a high-level yogi, just the physical touch, movement, and shared energy can really bring two people closer. It also encourages communication and support, while fostering trust. Whether you decide to try out a more traditional partner restorative yoga class or take to the swing and get into acro-yoga, it's an intimate bonding experience, while still working up a sweat. Talk about getting hot and heavy.
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Keep Each Other on Track with Snacking
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Snacking is one of the easiest ways to fall off the wagon when trying to implement a healthier lifestyle. However, it becomes much easier to remember to snack clean when you have another person encouraging you and keeping you accountable. Have a supply of
think! High Protein Bars on hand for when the two of you need a pick-me-up: they're packed with protein, contain five grams of sugar or less, and are GMO- and gluten-free.
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Go on a Digital Detox
Have you noticed that more and more resorts and retreat centers are boasting a lack of service and no WiFi as a perk to their facilities? Taking moments for a digital detox is just as big a deal in the wellness space as a HIIT workout. So put your phones on airplane mode and head out on an adventure — go on a new hike or to your tried-and-true hangout spot, and just enjoy each other's company.
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Take a Stretching Class
Forget about an actual workout (for now) and take one of the up-and-coming stretching-only classes popping up all over the country. Fitness enthusiasts are obsessed with this new wellness trend — and for good reason. Everyone could use a good stretch, especially after being glued to a screen all day. Once you get the techniques down, you and your partner can help each other get deeper into stretches in class and at home.
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Use a Fitness Tracker to Challenge Each Other
For all you competitive personalities out there, you're going to love this tip. Make your fitness goals into a game with your partner using a fitness tracker. Keep track of your calories burned, distance run, quality of sleep, or any other metric, then compare your progress. It's a fun way to keep each other accountable and push past your limits.
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Level-Up Your Meals With Oat Milk
Oat milk is perhaps the trendiest ingredient of them all right now. Plus, it's oh-so-easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle. If you and your partner are up and out the door in the morning with nothing but a to-go cup, make delicious oat milk smoothies with your favorite add-ins — think turmeric, bananas, or almond butter. Work it in to your evening dinner plans by adding it to a vegan pasta recipe or creamy soup, and you've got a romantic (and healthy) meal for two.
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Make Sure You Have the Trendiest Gear
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If you haven't heard of "gorpcore," it's time to get educated. All the trendiest celebs and influencers are wholeheartedly embracing the ugly-chic, chunky sneaker look. Gorp, meaning "good old raisins and peanuts" trail mix, takes what you'd normally think of as hiking or camping gear into the streets. Get his and hers pairs of the iconic trail shoes from your favorite brand and show off your athleisure chops.
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Go Sustainable Together
There's nothing trendier in the wellness world than sustainability. Get on board as a couple and start implementing eco-friendly practices into your lives. Cook plant-based meals together, start using reusable water bottles during your workouts, and try eliminating as much plastic as possible. The earth will thank you both.
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