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Partner Workout Plans: Building The Perfect Body Together

Workout partners push you to perform better in the gym, but life partners help you in various other ways.

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.

The Magic Number Two ///

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.

K and K Couples Workout ///

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.

  1. Back Squat
  2. Manual Partner Resisted Push-ups
  3. Partner Assisted Pull-ups
  4. Medicine Ball Partner Twist/Pass
  5. Partner Eccentric Hamstrings
  6. Assisted Shoulder Handstand Push-ups
  7. Manual Resisted Decline Ball Sit-ups
  8. Partner Planks
  9. Partner Foam Rolling
  10. Partner Stretching

How They Met ///

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.

Katy:
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."

Kyle:
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.


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I used to try to do something really similar to this with my girlfriend (now Ex), and all she would do is complain, quit, and eat junk food... then start complaining about how out of shape she was, and the cycle would restart when I tried to help again. (Her health habits matched her personality pretty well anyway).
This article has a good way to also figure out who'd be a person to be in a fun, healthy relationship with.

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This is pretty awesome. Haha, I love how Katy explains the story in 3 paragraphs and Kyle in one :) Couples that squat together, stay together. Love that

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This is pretty awesome. Haha, I love how Katy explains the story in 3 paragraphs and Kyle in one :) Couples that squat together, stay together. Love that

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This is super cute!! I love it!

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<<<< see photo! we met at the gym, 4years ago, although we dont workout at the gym together, we do (along with my 6yr old he treats like his own) workout outdoors no matter what the season together, between hiking to skiing its great! Prep is also easier when some1 diets with you!

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Yes, it sounds like a fairy tale! I've tried it with my husband; but he doesn't appreciate when I get bossy :) He doesn't read or knows anything about working out. He does everything wrong and I'm concerned that he might injure. I tried to help, he gets upset... at the end I won't help him anymore. He can try to figure it out himself; he's a big boy :p

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I wish my partner would work out with me! I'm in one of those relationships where one of us (me) is very active and concerned with healthy living and the other is sedentary and does not have good habits. (him) It's frustrating. Anybody have success getting a lazy partner to work out or change lifestyle?

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I've had a boyfriend who didn't workout and I couldn't get him to go to the gym with me no matter what!
I guess some people have issues and don't want to be active sorry but don't give up!

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It's inspirational to see such a successful fitness couple. I'm lucky enough to know all the benefits of having a girlfriend that is just as motivated as I am to stay healthy and stay fit.

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Aint no asian girls got time for gym!!!!

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My wife (Lisa) and I have been health conscious during our 20 years of marriage, but, work and family can drop it down the priority list. Recently Lisa started on the path of gaining her Personal Trainer certification. I have made my fitness a priority. Both these acts have brought a new enthusiasm to our relationship, working out and meal planning together. Its great to hear you guys found this connection early in your relationship. Good luck!

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Great article. My husband and I have been hitting the gym together and it is great. He is such a great partner and always encourages me to do things i never thought i can do. It definitely has brought us closer.

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I met Zachary at a football game, but we definatley enjoy our training sessions at the gym!(: Cute article.

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