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Get fit with a partner this New Year! Guest blogger and fitness expert JR Rosania shares his recommendations today.

Before we turn over to JR we wanted to take a moment to empathize with all of our readers.  Resolutions are really, really hard – and sometimes we feel like we let ourselves down when we fail to stick with our promise.  Frankly, we’ve all been bombarded with New Year notices and “inside secrets.” Some of us made resolutions to get in better shape; resolutions, which like the holidays, are already a distant blur. The fact is most New Years resolutions last 30 days or less – when the routine and discipline starts to wane and it gets harder and harder to stick with that early conviction.

JR offers a new and fresh way to stay stick with your desire, and it involves a cheerleader, coach, counselor and best friend… that’s right, your partner! No weights, no gym, just you and your partner. The only thing you have to promise is to be your partner’s cheerleader, coach, counselor and best friend too. Together you keep each other accountable, and encourage each other to great new fitness levels.

JR, “I’ve outlined four [4] great exercises, which, done with your partner will firm up your abdominal core, legs, chest and arms, as you workout together. It’s a fun way to exercise and challenge each other and do it in the comfort of your home.

Complete each exercise for 2-3 sets of 12 reps. Try to do the routine 3 times a week. Have fun with it and stay committed to it, and you and your partner will reap the fitness benefits together.”

1. ASSISTED LEG PRESS – One person lies on their back and the other creates resistance for the leg push by countering the press. The person creating the resistance also gets a great upper body workout.

ASSISTLEGPRESS2. PLANK HOLD WITH PARTNER PUSH-UP – One person gets down into a plank position. The other uses the partner’s back as a platform to do their push-ups. Great strength conditioning for you both too!


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3. ASSISTED SQUAT – While standing, facing each other, reach out and hold your partner’s hands. One person is the anchor while the partner performs squats, keeping his/her back as straight as possible.

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4. LEG THROWDOWN – This is a great core exercise. One person lies on their back and the partner stands over them. The person on the floor raises their legs to their partner and holds onto their partners ankles. The partner then throws the legs downward to the floor, holding slightly above the floor for a count of 5. Slowly bring legs up to original position  and repeat.

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Happy partner training and new year! JR. Rosania/CEO Healthplex.

Keep up to date with health and fitness tips with @jrrosania on twitter.

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