One is such a lonely number. Two is always better than one. Just ask Kyle Hunt and Katie Bopp, fitness professionals and models who know a thing or two about being successful in this highly competitive industry. How do they stay in great shape year round? They hit the weight room, the treadmill, and the foam roller together.
Couples training offers a variety of benefits, the least of which is sharing time with your significant other.
Engaging in activity that requires a team effort ensures that the fruits of labor are doubled. Kyle and Katie find working out together effective because they are able to push each other to train harder.
They make many exercises easier for one another by using manual resistance instead of weights, watching each other during certain lifts to ensure proper technique is being used and making corrections when needed. There are words of encouragement, shared moments of struggle and victory, and bonds that strengthen deeper than muscle.
Tag teaming in the gym is also fun for these hard bodies. Kyle and Katie testify that some of the best times they have together come in their hour and a half gym dates of pumping iron, sprinting on treadmills and stretching each other out.
This is a full body workout that is intended for two people. Your partner will not only spot and help motivate you through every exercise; he or she will add resistance and tension to certain movements as well. These ten exercises are challenging!
When Kyle and Katie work out together they make sure that their workouts are intense, and it doesn't hurt to have a friendly competition from time to time to help push your partner even further.
Yes, it is fun to work out together, but they also want to make sure that they have the most productive workout they can! Enjoy the workout and remember the couple that trains together sustains together.
- Back Squat
- Manual Partner Resisted Push-ups
- Partner Assisted Pull-ups
- Medicine Ball Partner Twist/Pass
- Partner Eccentric Hamstrings
- Assisted Shoulder Handstand Push-ups
- Manual Resisted Decline Ball Sit-ups
- Partner Planks
- Partner Foam Rolling
- Partner Stretching
Everyone enjoys a good love story. Katy and Kyle are a real couple who enjoy training with one another. One of the factors that drew them together was their love for fitness. Katy and Kyle found love on the set of a MET-Rx 180 photo shoot. We asked them to share their personal, "how we met story" with our readers.
I don't believe in coincidences. And it's not just a random chance how I met my better (and my much bigger) half. Kyle and I recently celebrated our one-year anniversary together after meeting on the set of a MET-Rx 180 photo shoot. After spending the majority of that day in the same room with him, we had time to make small talk and get to know each other.
We came to find out that we had lot in common. Our first date was a few days later and our second date proved especially memorable—a gym date. We've been having gym dates ever since. We don't always get the chance to work out together with our schedules, but we try for 3-4 days each week. Even though he's much bigger and stronger than me, we manage to help each other through our workouts, spot and stretch each other; he makes an excellent cardio pal.
At a foot taller and 100 pounds heavier than me, he and I have had to become a little innovative in our workouts together, but we have a little saying and it goes like this: "the couple that squats together stays together."
We knew it was meant to be when instead of dinner and a movie, Katy and I were discussing squats and box jumps. I met Katy on the set of a MET-Rx 180 photo shoot. We began talking in between shots and found out we had so much in common beyond our passion for health and fitness.
One of our first dates was a gym date and we have been training together ever since. We reminisce about that day often and we will always be thankful to MET-Rx for bringing us together.