People who work out in a group are more likely to stick to their exercise programs. The exercises in this Friend-ilates partner training will build muscle, burn calories and strengthen your friendship bond. Exercise brings any relationship to a different intensity due to the hormonal changes that happen when you exercise. Talk, work together and see results in just a few weeks of training.

Here are five of my favorite friend exercises and the best stretch after a walk with your partner.

Step 1—Pass to Your Partner

Start standing back to back with a weighted medicine ball, hand weight or large phone book (anything that weighs about 6 to 8 pounds). Keep your knees slightly bent and reach around in a clockwise position for 8 to 10 reps and switch directions. This will strengthen your core muscles, shoulders and biceps.


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