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Fitness & Motherhood

        Have been staying inside and keeping warm this week? Cocoa, comfort snacks and too much time on the computer? Sounds like you need a Sweetheart Workout to round out this Valentine's Day!   Instead of dressing up and heading out for a romantic dinner, grab your sports bra and tennis shoes for a different kind of Valentine's Day bonding.  Below I have a quick workout that can be done with your sweetheart and once your workout is complete you can munch on a few of those Valentine candies!

            Turn on your favorite romantic (yet peppy) songs and get started.  There are only six exercises followed by some stretching, so if you can find a sitter you might be able to sneak in a fancy dinner too!

-Partner Wall Sit-Do this exercise for 1-2 minutes, get in wall sit position back to back with your partner.

-Sit Up High Fives-Start out toe to toe and when you both are at the top give a high five.  Do two sets of 25.

-Stacked Push-Ups-One person has their feet on their partner’s back and performs 15 push ups.  Each individual should do two sets.

-Back to Back Squat with a Ball-This exercise needs both individuals to be in a squat position back to back.  Rotate to your left and pass the ball and your partner will grab the ball and pass it to you on their left.  This is a great exercise for your core and legs!  Do two sets of one minute for this exercise.

-Wall Sit and Tricep Dip-One person will be in a wall sit while their partner will be performing tricep dips off the other’s knees.  Do two sets of one minute so each person can perform the wall sit and tricep dips.

-Partner Stretch-Make sure to stretch those muscles once you are finished.   Having some help doing these stretches might make the stretch a little deeper.  Your last stretch should be a hug and kiss for your sweaty Valentine!

            Enjoy your sweaty Valentine’s Day this year!  Just remember the couples that sweat together, stay together!  Happy Valentine’s Day!


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About Alison

Alison Neal is the owner of Stroller Strides of Fredericksburg. Stroller Strides is a total body workout that is done alongside your baby. Each instructor modifies the workouts for all fitness levels. As a mother, Alison knows it is hard to fit workouts into a busy schedule, but follow her blog right here for great fitness and healthy living tips! You can also learn more about Stroller Strides by visiting her website.


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