Social Interaction is an important part of our everyday lives that we take for granted. We interact with others either at the office, grocery store, out for a walk, at the gym, driving in the car or even on the phone or Internet. Just by chatting or leaving a comment on a blog is communication. God has called us to interact with people and witness our love for Him by our actions and attitudes.
So how does this relate to fitness? When we workout it is much more fun with a partner, with social interaction. I find I laugh a lot more and get a better core workout at the same time!
Grab a spouse or friend, or even one of your children, for some of these fun exercises that will torch some stubborn fat. You do not have to be the same fitness level for these! * Remember before you exercise, even if it’s a little bit, warm up your body for a few moments and then stretch your major muscles holding for about 15 with each stretch. Every 20 minutes of sweating exercise you should drink 3 ounces of water. Keep hydrated.
Patty Cakes: Keep core tight and in a plank position switch as fast as you can giving your partner a high five. Tap opposite hands. If a full plank is too hard, then take it to your knees. Remember to keep your body in a plank, hips low, core tight the whole time.
Ball Pushers: One partner stands with a large ball ready to push back the partner coming at them. Push back each other using shoulders – this is a super fun one with cardio benefits too! Try to push your partner back a few feet before switching turns.
Photographer: Shawn Riemers