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Valentine’s Day Workout | Couples Retreat

Written by Simon Cushman


Valentine’s Workout


Here’s a workout you can complete on Valentine’s Day! Either on your own or with your partner, get ready for a special night and get your heart pumping. You don’t want to be spending all day in the gym when there are better things to be doing… so here’s a 30 min full-body session you can complete at any time of day which will flutter your heart, and give you the euphoria of love before you even start…


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Did you know an early workout can rev up the secretion of hormones such as endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine? All of these hormones give you a natural ‘feel-good’ high that will ensure you have a great day as well as improving your body image. Getting your blood pumping during the day can help you gain that heightened feeling of euphoria! Even 10 mins will help your mood vigour and decrease fatigue (not something you want to hit mid-date!).

 

Try these workouts to get you in the mood, they’re fun and full-body to get every muscle working and ready. Just make sure you fuel up afterwards, I suggest Impact Whey Protein; a quick and effective way to recovery. Or you could take recovery to the next level with a massage – romantic, therapeutic and certainly effective!


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Sweaty supersets for HIIT lovers:

Hip Thrusts (Shoulders on a bench) Zercher ‘Princess Carry’ Squats
3 sets, 8 reps, 1 min rest
                                                                          Cardio sprint – 1min
Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press Pull up/down
3 sets, 8 reps, 1 min rest
                                                                          Cardio sprint – 1min
Lunges RDL
3 sets, 8 reps, 1 min rest
                                                                          Cardio sprint – 1min
Press ups Seated Row
3 sets, 8 reps, 1 min rest
                                                                          Cardio sprint – 1min

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Cheeky circuit on your own or with your partner:

Exercise Work: Rest Rounds Rest
Interlocked Sit-ups

 

 

 

 

 

30:20

 

 

 

3 (scale depending on the intensity you want to get to)

 

 

 

 

 

2 mins minimum (scale as needed)

‘69’/Hi-5 Press-ups
Back to Back Squats
Head to head lag raises
SL Hip Thrust (Right) (your foot on partners knee)
SL Hip Thrust (Left)
Alternate Box Jumps
Squat crunch (optional for dedicated couples)
Interlocked pull-ups (use a resistance band to help)

Finisher…

Reps Sets
Partner resisted curl/extension 15 2

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Faye Reid

Faye Reid

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Faye has a MSc in Sport Physiology and Nutrition, and puts her passion into practice as goal attack for her netball team, and in competitive event riding. She enjoys a pun, and in her spare time loves dog walking and eating out.


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