Here are some of the ways a
partner can boost your workouts:
Planning to exercise with someone else makes both of you more likely to stick with it.
Having someone with you keeps you safe during an exercise session.
Working out with a partner can help you have fun and stay safe while:
• pushing yourself a little harder
• exercising longer
• reaching a higher intensity
How to spice up your exercise
routine with a partner
Here are some ways you and your partner can work together and encourage each other during different types of exercise:
Try new activities with your partner that will get your heart rate up. Consider dancing, hiking, biking, swimming or any other activities you might enjoy together. Encourage each other to pick up the pace when it seems you can push yourselves harder. Rest or slow down when you need to.
Rest while your partner performs 1 set of a strength exercise, then switch. While your partner exercises:
• check their form
• count their repetitions
• encourage them to do one more rep
Stretch together. Each partner can gently help the other stretch a little further. Go slow and steady to avoid reaching the point where a stretch is painful.