6 Great Couples Workout Exercises: Train & Gain Together


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Embarking on a fitness journey with your significant other can be a fun and rewarding experience. Training together can strengthen the bond in your relationship and also increase motivation so you both achieve your fitness goals. Couple workouts blend companionship and the benefits of working out, the perfect ingredients for a healthy life and positive well-being. 

In this blog we will explore the different workout exercises you can perform together that will not only tone your bodies but also enhance your communication and connection, bringing you closer as you train together.

Couples Workout Exercises

Couple workouts offer a fantastic way to stay fit together whilst also enhancing communication, teamwork and further developing your emotional connection. Here are some examples of exercises you can do as a couple:

Sit Ups with Medicine Ball

  • Begin sitting down facing each other with your toes almost touching your partners.

  • One person holds a medicine ball to begin with.

  • Both partners perform a sit up simultaneously with one of you holding a medicine ball and the other not.

  • Pass the medicine ball to your partner as you sit back up in the movement..

  • Continue passing the ball between you as you perform your sit ups.

Plank Pull Throughs

  • Both partners get into the plank position, parallel to each other.

  • Place a small kettlebell (or something similar) between you. 

  • One partner starts by reaching across and pulling the kettlebell through to their opposite side. 

  • That same person uses the other hand to grab the kettlebell then and pull it back through to the middle.

  • Your partner repeats this motion on their side, and you continue to alternate this motion between you. Ensure you engage your core to keep your body stabilised.

Tricep Dips and Wall Sit

  • One person leans against the wall in a seated position with their knees at a 90-degree angle.

  • Your partner will place their hands on your knees with their legs straight out in front of them, facing away from their partner. 

  • This person will start to perform tricep dips as the other continues to hold the wall sit position.

  • Switch round so both people perform each exercise.

Leg Throws

  • The first person lies flat on their back with their legs straight out in front of them.

  • The second person stands above their partner's head.

  • The first person begins to raise their legs towards their partner and the second person grabs their ankles and pushes them back down towards the ground

  • The person lying on the ground should engage their core to control their legs lowering back down to the ground.

  • Alternate the person on the ground.


  • Begin by standing side by side with your feet shoulder-width apart.

  • Maintaining an upright position, begin to lower your body down by hinging your hips, mimicking sitting on a chair.

  • Go as far as you comfortably can then raise back up to the starting position.

  • You can push each other by staying in time with your partner, pushing yourself to get the most out of the exercise.


  • Stand side by side, both facing the same direction.

  • Both take a step forward, lowering your bodies down by bending your knees to a 90-degree angle. Maintain an upright posture throughout.

  • Raise back to the starting position and alternate between legs.

  • Keeping in sync can help push each other and stay motivated throughout the exercise.


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30 Minute Couples Workout 

Working out doesn’t always have to be an hour long. A 30 minute workout is an effective and condensed workout that allows you to fit in exercise during a busy day when you may not have enough to carry out a long workout. 

Before you start the main part of your workout, ensure you do a warm up to ensure your muscles are ready for your workout. A circuit is a great workout to the heart pumping and the muscles going. Here are some examples of exercises you can include:

  • Push Ups

  • Bodyweight Squats 

  • Lunges

  • Plank

  • Russian Twists

  • Leg Raises

  • Sit Ups

Even though you may only focus on the physical benefits of a 30-minute workout, it has great mental benefits, positively impacting your mood which can increase energy levels, which in turn helps to clear your mind and reduce stress.

Whether you decide to do a 30-minute cardio session, a high-intensity interval training session or even a brisk walk, dedicating 30 minutes to regular exercise is an efficient and effective way to maintain your overall health and fitness.

Workout Together with Village Gym

Get fit together at Village Gym. With a range of state-of-the-art equipment to choose from, including premium cardio machines, strength training equipment and a range of fitness classes to take part in. 

If you’re looking for workouts a bit more personalised and tailored to your needs, we have many personal trainers at our gyms to help you both reach your fitness goals. They will help motivate and push you to help you get the most out of your workouts.

You can workout together at one of our many locations across the nation and a range of memberships available to help you find a membership that meets your needs. Sign up today to get your couple gains at Village Gym.

FAQs About Couples Workout Exercises

What’s the best workout exercise to do with your partner?

The best exercise to do with your partner is dependent on both your interests and fitness goals. Finding an exercise that matches both your needs will be more effective. This can range from bodyweight exercises like squats and lunges or weightlifting exercises or cardio.

Is it better to do a workout with my partner than on my own?

Whether you want to workout with your partner or on your own is completely dependent on your personal preferences. Exercising with your partner can motivate and push you when working out and enhance your bond, but it’s important to choose what’s best for you.

How do I know what exercises to do with my partner?

Determining what exercises you do together depends on your fitness goals. Choose exercises that you both enjoy and match your fitness levels and abilities.


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