Co-owner of True North Fitness Shannon Yontz believes “You’re less likely to skip out on workouts, and you’re more likely to tackle intimidating moves and tough out those last few reps that you might have letslide if you were on your own.” Which I think goes for the same when you have a personal trainer. Most of my clients generally just don’t like working out on their own and need someone physically there to tell them what to do.
They know if they were to workout on their own they wouldn’t even try that workout because it looked tough or it intimidated them. It’s also the fact that when you workout with someone you kind of already have a program made out for you or each other. It can be frustrating when you’re on your own and you try to figure out what you want to do when you first walk into the gym. So talk to a gym buddy and make a fun workout you can both enjoy.
Time cap: 20 Minutes to perform as many rounds as possible
Rules: Partner A must finish their exercise before Partner B can start, vice versa. Cheer each other on and keep each other motivated, there is plenty of time to rest between exercises because you have to wait until your partner is finished. You should be able to get in at least 7-8 rounds in 20 minutes.
12 Sit-Ups (Partner A)12 K.B.D.L.H.P. (Kettlebell Deadlift High Pull) (women 35lbs. men 53lbs.) (Partner B)
12 Jump Squats (Partner A)
6 Burpees (Partner B)
200 Meter Run (Partner A)
Switch exercise jobs each round; when Partner A finishes running, Partner B should start on those 12 Sit-Ups.
100 Bar Thrusters (women 45lbs. men 55lbs.)
100 Pull-Ups (use assistance band if needed)
100 Walking Lunges (with weighted plate, women 15lbs. men 25lbs.)
100 KB Swings (women 16kg. men 24kg)
This workout also involves a 2 person team with a lot of communication. DO NOT GET INTIMIDATED.You must communicate with each other when you’re getting tired, let your partner know you need them to jump in and take over for you. You will not do 100 reps of each exercise individually, don’t worry. You and your partner as a total will finish each exercise together with 100 reps. I find the easiest way to conquer this exercise is to aim for 25 reps each. This way the both of you only do the exercise twice and then youcan move on to the next. Obviously split up the amount of work according to your comfort zone. Partner A might be strong at the bar thrusters so they may do more reps. But Partner B may be awesome at kettlebell swings, you never know. The key is motivate each other, too. When you’re feeling tired or feel like you want to give up, keep on hitting those reps, you don’t want your partner saving you and doing all the work, split the job up 50/50. Time yourselves for this workout and see if you can beat your time weekly.
Perform each exercise for 1 Minute.
Medicine Ball Slam Pass
Plank to Sit-Ups
Squat with Weighted Pole