It is believed that couples who sweat together, stay together. And if you’re the kind that looks a challenge in the eye, take on some of our favourite online workout challenges to try at home
Constant motivation, someone to check your form, and the comforting thought that your bed is just a few steps away (just in case)—working out at home has been the go-to for those who can’t make it to the gym. But, as you’re isolated with your partner now, we enumerate some fun online challenges to help you stay in shape.
Take a dance on me
There is no dearth of YouTube videos featuring dance tutorials or “follow me” dance workouts. However, we love the dance choreography challenges taking over YouTube and other social media apps such as Instagram and TikTok. You have to learn the choreography to a famous tune, recreate the dance and upload it online! In fact, you can even tag your friends to get more people to participate in the challenge.
Play a plank
Lay out your mats and get on all fours to finally conquer the 10-minute plank challenge. Definitely no easy feat, you and your partner can take up this challenge together and aim to increase the time every day until you achieve your goal. For instance, start with 30 seconds and slowly move up to a minute, two minutes and thereon. Motivating each other constantly, we guarantee that you will feel fulfilled and gratified by the end of it—having not only strengthened your core, but also your relationship.
Bend and (don’t) snap
Experts and practitioners wax eloquent on the various benefits of yoga. From boosting your immune system to improving your flexibility, you can count on this activity to achieve your fitness goals. Again, YouTube plays host to a collection of videos featuring couples taking up the couple’s yoga pose challenge wherein they try and recreate some of the toughest poses. So, all you need to do is pick a video and follow through till the end.
If you don’t squat, you ain’t squat
Akin to the plank challenge, taking it a day at a time, attempt the 100-squat challenge with your partner. Don’t forget to do a warm-up lest you wake up the next day with no sensation in your legs. Build your way up from 20 to 50, to eventually 100 squats. It won’t be easy and it definitely won’t be painless—but rest assured, you will come out with hips that really don’t lie.
Handstand by me
When you have someone, who can hold you up—emotionally and physically—you’ve got a keeper. Start with warm-up exercises to build your core strength, and then ask your partner to assist with the handstand. Initially practised against a wall, you might need help getting your legs above your head and making them stay there (cue partner). With daily practice, you will be able