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Introducing: the 2V2 workout

Take the video above as an example. In it, Mazza and Pannell compete against CeCe Marizu and Mary Onyango, group fitness managers at the soon-to-open Equinox Hudson Yards in New York City and Equinox Brooklyn Heights, respectively. Each team had to finish the 1,500-meter row before starting the 40-calorie burn on the air bike.

Training in pairs has many benefits, but the 2V2 setup takes it to another level. “First of all, It’s competitive, which allows you to push your limits and get the best workout possible,” Pannell says. “Second of all, you must complete the exercises and strategize as a team to decide the best course of action to help you win.” Bonding in that way adds to the experience.

Plus, Mazza notes: “The accountability factor holds you and your partner to an elite level.”

To get inspired, watch him and Pannell go head-to-head against Marizu and Onyango. Then, find a partner (“Choose yours wisely,” Mazza warns) and two opponents and try the workout for yourself. For a one-on-one challenge, cut the all the exercises in half—or keep them as they are, “if you’re crazy enough,” he adds.

THE 2V2 WORKOUT
  • 1,500-meter row

  • 40-calorie burn on the air bike

  • 60 box jump burpees

  • 60 trap bar deadlifts

  • 40-calorie burn on the air bike

  • 1,500-meter row

20-minute workout: ROUNDS

Become a triple threat.

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