Love Is In The…..Workout February 14, 2019
A huge part of finding your fitness success is the community you do it with, and at Raw Fitness, we are all about holding one another accountable, cheering each other on, sharing our challenges and successes and keeping our #RawTribe motivated. From your husband or wife, partner, family, friend or gym-buddy-turned-bestie, your fellow Raw Fitness members play a huge part in helping you stay on track towards living a happier, healthier lifestyle.
Challengers and members are all too familiar with “partner day” at Raw Fitness where you are paired up in teams of two for a fun, high-energy and high intensity workout. In celebration of Valentine’s Day and a love-themed month, our team of expert trainers demonstrate some of the top two-person workouts to tone, strengthen and build your best body yet.
Exercise #1: Banded High Knees
Decide who is partner A and who is partner B. Partner A will wrap the resistance band around his/her waist while partner B holds a squat, putting tension and creating resistance on the band. Partner A will then spring forward, pulling his/her knees up one at a time as quickly as possible for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, switch!
Exercise #2: Medicine Ball Sit Ups
Sit facing each other, bend knees and lock feet together. Starting on your back, with the medicine ball at your chest, suck your belly button in towards your spine and pull yourself up into a sit up position. Partner A will pass the medicine ball to partner B at the top. Both partners will lower themselves back into starting position, meeting at the top each time, passing the medicine from partner A to partner B each time. Both partners will be completing full sit ups in between turns.
Exercise #3: Partner Planks
Start facing each other in a high plank position, hands directly below shoulders and legs straight out behind you. Lift your right hand up and reach out to high five your partner. Then, repeat using your left hand. For a little extra challenge, add a push-up before every high-five!
Exercise #4:Jump Squats With High Five
Both partners will stand facing each other. At the same time, push your hips back and drop your glutes as if sitting in a chair. When both of you are at the bottom, with thighs parallel to the floor, push through your heels and jump up as high as you can, high-fiving each other at top.
Exercise #5: Partner Leg Circles
Both partners will lie flat on their backs, feet facing each other. Bring your shoulders off the mat, with your back pressed into the floor. Using your hands underneath your hips for support, keep your feet together and make circles around each others legs.