Get fit with your spouse or partner -

Get fit with your spouse or partner

Looking for a healthy way to spice up your relationship? America Now's fitness expert, Basheerah Ahmed, has a fun way for couples to spend some quality time together - and get fit at the same time!

The Couples' Workout

First up are the sensual squats.  You begin this exercise by facing each other and link arms. Both people go down into a standard squat, keeping your backs as straight as possible and the legs going down at 90-degree angles. Do at least five squats in this position - and stay connected.

The second exercise are the tempting crunches. First off, link your legs with your partner's legs. Then, fold your arms either behind your head or across your chest.  You both want to begin in a sitting position facing each other, then both lean back on a count of two. You'll want to do as many of these repetitions as you can. And the best part is that you're using your partner for support and encouragement.

Our third move will be partner pushups.  If you're not Superman, you can do this on your knees - if you are Superman, do it on your toes!  You begin by going down into position two and on the way up link arms.  Because each of you are doing the push ups on your own, you can choose the stress limits that make you most comfortable. 

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