Love is in the air, but don't let those boxes of chocolate confuse you—February is also American Heart Month and we all know the key to any healthy body is exercise. Spend some quality time with your significant other this month with these workouts from Becky Fox of Fox Fitness in Knoxville. Here's a taste of what our February issue has to offer. (For three more great moves, pick up this month's magazine!)
Photography: H.E. Images
Models: Becky Fox, Buddy Arnold
Works: BackStand facing each other with feet hip width apart and knees slightly bent. Have your partner hold the middle of the band while you grab the handles, holding arms straight out. Then slowly pull the elbows back toward the belly button until the back muscles contract. Return to start and repeat for a full set. Switch places and let your partner give it a try!
(Exercise can be performed 12-16 times. Start with one set and work your way up to three.)
Works: Shoulders, Back, Abs
Have your partner stand with feet slightly staggered and arms straight out in front of his body. Grab at his wrist and pull down while they resist. The key is for your partner to try and keep his arms in place. Complete for about 30 seconds to a minute and then switch places. (Exercise can be performed 12-16 times. Start with one set and work your way up to three.)