You already know that being active is essential for stress relief, health, and even confidence! But doing the same old routine on your own can get boring after a while. Sometimes there are days where you choose donuts over deadlifts (ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!)
Why not shake things up a bit and make your next workout a vina date? Not only is working out with a friend more enjoyable (#girltalk), but it increases your accountability, your motivation, and ultimately your results! After all, you are way less likely to bail on your workout if you already committed to it with your gal.
Here are 3 ideas to make your next vina-date an active one:
TRY A NEW CLASS
I was recently on a vina-date with one of my new gal-pals (hey Anoo!), and she suggested that we try a trapeze class. At first I was skeptical, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how cool it would be to try something totally different! One of the best parts about bonding with new vinas is being introduced to new/different activities that you wouldn’t normally try. Plus, who knows? Maybe I’ll be a natural trapeze artist… or fall flat on my face multiple times (the latter is more likely).
URBAN HIKE (+ BRUNCH..YUM!)
One of my favorite things to do with my vinas every Sunday is to map out an urban hike that leads to a fun brunch spot. To really feel like we earned those post-hike mimosas, we plan out a route that is at least 2 miles long and includes a coffee stop (or two), along the way. If you want to plan your own urban hike with your vinas, all you need to do is check out Yelp! Or Eater to find a fun, delicious brunch spot in your city that you and your vinas will like (make a rezzy if you can)! Decide on a meeting place, throw on your athleisure duds, and get hiking. Once you and your crew arrive to the brunch spot, enjoy it girl. #EarnedIt.
HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is one of the most effective ways to torch a bunch of calories in a short amount of time. If you and your vina are looking for a quick, body sculpting workout that requires no equipment, I’ve got you covered. Check out this circuit I put together (above) just for busy vinas like you, who want to get the job done as efficiently as possible! Perform each exercise for 40 seconds and then rest for 20 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Do the circuit 4-5 times total, resting 1 minute between each full circuit. You’ve been warned, this circuit is not easy! Keep each other motivated and push each other to complete it as best you can!!
LEAN ON YOUR VINAS FOR MOTIVATION
Make it a habit to share your wellness goals with your vina so that you can motivate each other and keep each other accountable. It’s safe to say that in one way or another, we all have wellness goals. Whether your goal is to eat a little healthier, bench press your bodyweight, or run a marathon, achieving your goal will be that much easier when you have a support system around you.
What are your fave exercises to do with your vinas? Tell us in the comments!
(Featured image via victoriassecret.com)