The Couple That Sweats Together, Stays Together!


Hi Everyone!

Love is love is love is love, so why not fall in love while sweating together?

My other half, Zach, and I love to sweat as a team. It makes us feel more connected because we enjoy helping each other achieve the goals we set for ourselves. Our biggest accomplishments, both emotional and physical, are realized when we encourage each other to try new moves, activities, and workouts. To avoid an otherwise normal and boring routine, dare your partner to get out of his or her comfort zone! You’ll see positive results in your relationship and respective bodies.

They say, “The couple that sweats together, stays together.”

There’s no time like the present to replace that ice-cream trip with a trip to the gym. Once you and your partner realize the bedroom isn’t the only place to get sweaty palms, hearts racing, and a mutual shortness of breath, the two of you will be amazed by how intimate a 30-minute workout can be.

Make sure to take those 15-30 second breaks, in-between activities, to bring your heart rates down, if you need them!

Here’s the workout:

Oh, and don’t forget to have FUN!

30 Minute Couple’s Cardio


Lateral Shuffle

Get your muscles warmed up and hearts pumping right off the bat. Face each other, get down low, and shuffle back and forth in unison.

60 seconds

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_MG_0159Jumping Jacks with Toe Taps

Your standard jumping jacks with a little tap of love. Alternate tapping your partner’s foot as you raise your arms in the air.

60 Seconds

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While one partner is lying down on his back for sit-ups, the other partner is holding his feet doing push-ups.

45 seconds and switch. Repeat 2x.

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_MG_0185Jump Squat Plank Switch

One partner is holding a plank, while the other partner is jumps over his plank into a squat.

45 seconds and switch. Repeat 2x.

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_MG_0192Glute Raises

Find a true connection with your partner by placing your feet against each other’s. Feet are connected and legs are at 90 degrees. Apply pressure and raise your booty off the floor.

60 seconds

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_MG_0199Wall Sit/High Knees

Find a wall. One partner goes into a wall sit with his hands straight out, parallel to the floor. The other partner goes into high knees, bringing her knees above her partner’s hands.

45 seconds and switch. Repeat 2x.

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_MG_0208Plank and Army Crawls

One partner starts in a full plank while the other partner army crawls under his plank. Once she is done with her army crawl, she gets right into a plank and her partner runs around and army crawls through. Continue to rotate until the 60 seconds is up.

60 seconds

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_MG_0224Climb and Crunch

One person is on the ground for crunches while her partner holds onto her knees. Once ready, she starts the crunches and her partner starts his mountain climbers using her knees for balance.

45 seconds and switch. Repeat 2x.

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_MG_0235Plank Up & Down with High Five

Alternate from high to low plank with a high-five to your partner in-between.

45 seconds on – 15 sec rest. Repeat 2x.

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_MG_0236Core Twist and Pass

Russian twists with a twist!? Grab a weight and pass it to your partner as you both go side-to-side. The weight will go in a full circle. Switch directions for the second round.

45 seconds. Repeat 2x.

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_MG_0245Partner Burpees

Start by standing face-to-face, then, hit the ground, kick your feet out, complete a push-up, bring your knees in, and jump back up. Finish each burpee with a high-five.

60 seconds

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_MG_0247Partner Plank

End with this, trust me. One partner is down in a plank while the other partner planks on top in the opposite direction (feet on back, hands on ankles). Finish this workout by feeling connected in more ways than one.

60 seconds

Workout complete!

You are officially high on love. Don’t forget to stretch together to end on the right note!


I will be using these moves all week long. Follow me to see them in action!

Peace & Love,

Emily Burkhardt


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