Partner Exercises: 3 Valentine’s Day Workouts (and Dessert!)

Young couple doing a workout together.

It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Before you and your Valentine head out for a romantic dinner or night at the movie theater, try out these creative and fun partner exercises to get in a great workout together.

Now don’t be discouraged if you don’t have a special Valentine this year. You can grab a friend to do this workout with you or fit in a workout at work with a colleague, too. In fact, these partner exercises are really fun to do with friends any time of year – not just on Valentine’s Day!

Partner Abs Workout

Let’s start with the abs! Everyone wants strong and defined abs, right? These partner ab exercises are a real burner.

  • Partner hand slap (60 sec)
  • Plank medicine ball pass (60 sec)
  • Sit-up ball throws (30 sec each partner)
  • Power leg raises (30 sec each partner)
  • Side plank fist bump (30 sec each side)

Rest at the end for 1-2 minutes and repeat 2-5 rounds! Rest at the end for 1-2 minutes and repeat 2-5 rounds! But let’s be honest: without a clean and healthy diet, your abs won’t come out of hiding.

Partner Cardio Workout

Get your heart rate up and break a sweat with these awesome partner cardio exercises. Whether you haven’t the time to head out for a run, or you just want to mix things up a bit and have some fun — this workout is perfect!

  • Jump squat high 5 (60 sec)
  • Plank out-out-in-in (30 sec each partner)
  • Swimmers + burpees (30 sec each partner)
  • Partner-resisted sprints (30 sec each partner)

Rest at the end for 1-3 minutes. Repeat 3-5 rounds!

Total Body Partner Workout

These moves are super fun and some will probably even make you feel like a kid again. Some of these exercises are really challenging, so choose which ones suit your and your Valentine’s fitness level best. Pick out 3-6 of these exercises and try to do them for 60 seconds each. If it’s a two-sided exercise, be sure to switch after 30 seconds. Rest at the end for 1-2 minutes and repeat 2-5 rounds!

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Plank hand slap 
  • Sumo squat + push-up
  • Back-to-back wall sit
  • Plank burpee jumps
  • Plank crawl under
  • Squat + leg raise
  • Core hand press
  • Crunch & climb
  • Leg hold & jump

Valentine’s Day Dessert: Healthy Brownies

What’s Valentine’s Day without dessert? Show your love that you really care about them by whipping up these delectably moist and chocolatey kidney bean brownies or one of these 5 desserts under 200 calories.

We wish you a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day full of love! Let us know if you try the partner workouts or one of the amazing healthy dessert recipes by leaving us a comment below.


Lunden Souza Lunden Souza is an Online Fitness & Lifestyle Transformation Coach. She helps people all over the world create a sustainable healthy lifestyle, so they'll never have to "start over" again! Connect with @lifelikelunden for real-life strategies to get on track for long-term health in both body and mind. View all posts by Lunden Souza