Best of Furthermore: Partner Workouts

Get those Valentine’s Day endorphins flowing at the gym.

The benefits of working out with a partner are many. For starters, people who exercise with someone else—whether it’s a friend or spouse—simply enjoy it more, per a University of California study. What's more, if you’re competitive (in a good-natured way, of course) you’ll push each other to work harder. And, you have a built-in spotter and form-checker.

There’s no better day to have a fitness date than on cupid's holiday. Here, some routines designed with couples in mind. Plus, a few “couple” workouts for solo exercisers and the ultimate post-workout rubdown techniques.