I can’t believe this is exercise!

We probably all agree that the best kind of exercise is the kind that you don’t even realize you’re doing. So, grab a partner and check out these easy moves. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll forget you’re getting a great workout.

Seated Leg Circles (with partner)

Target muscle groups: internal and external obliques, lower abdominals

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs fully extended. Face a partner (optional).
  2. Lean back, keeping spine in neutral alignment and place hands behind you next to hips.
  3. Engage your core and lift your legs about 45 degrees.
  4. Point your toes, press your thighs together and trace 12 large clockwise circles, then 12 counterclockwise circles.
  5. If using a partner, coordinate your leg movement as not to collide.
  6. Rest, then repeat.



Partner Squats

Target muscle groups: quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors

  1. Stand back to back to someone of equal height.
  2. Step out so that both feet are away from your base.
  3. When your feet are secure, slowly bend at the knees and drop down until hips are at a 90 degree angle.
  4. Keep backs touching and hands at your sides for support.
  5. Hold for 30 to 90 seconds.
  6. Rest, then repeat.



Partner Squat Jumps (facing)

Target muscle groups: quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors

  1. Stand facing your partner (about arm distance apart).
  2. Cross arms and hold each other’s forearms.
  3. Carefully sink down into a squat.
  4. Hold for 30 to 90 seconds or perform 10 squat jumps together.
  5. Rest, then repeat.



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