Welcome to Workout Wednesdays, the new Playboy.com fitness blog by Jayde Nicole—personal trainer, fitness nutritionist, health nut, TV personality and, last but not least, Playboy’s 2008 Playmate of the Year. Check back each week for Jayde’s latest tips, and be sure to visit her all-new fitness website JaydeNicole.com.
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Trying to get that cute girl from the gym to go out with you and having no luck? Want your boyfriend to hop on the fitness bandwagon and drop that beer belly? Well, I’m here to tell you how!
We all know the best way to be successful in any type of weight loss or muscle building goal is to have a partner there pushing you along, supporting you and maybe providing you with a bit of friendly competition. So why not combine your workouts and your dating life and be successful at both?
You see this hot girl at the gym. What do you know about her? Nothing. The only thing you do know is that she likes to work out, so use that information and invite her out on one of my “workout dates.” For girls these “dates” are much more fun and easy with less pressure than dinner or a movie, so they are more likely to say yes!
Already in a relationship and want your partner to get back into prime condition? These dates are great for relationship building and help you avoid the “don’t you think you should hit the gym?” conversation and still get you the same sexy results.
This is a great way to get in some heart-pumping cardio while enjoying the beautiful scenery, but not so intense that you can’t talk to your partner. This one is a good first “workout date”—just make sure to wear sunscreen and deodorant and bring lots of water!
Sounds romantic, doesn’t it? The truth is, walking on sand is an amazing workout for your legs, butt and abs. It’s unstable so your body has to constantly keep you balanced by using your legs and core.
For those of you who don’t mind a little chill, ice skating can be a great, flirty, fun way to get in some serious exercise. You will also get some credit for a creative date. If you don’t know how to skate (like me) learning something new together can be a great bonding experience.
Other then the hideous shoes they make you wear, bowling is a great way to get some friendly competition on. I always like to make sexy little bets with my date to make it even more interesting. Plus, you can burn between 120-250 calories per game. Talk about multitasking!
If one of you has a dog, it’s a great excuse to get together or get out of the house and off the couch. Enjoy the weather and give yourself and your dog a little fresh air and exercise. If your partner is anything like me (a sucker for a cute dog) this one will always work.
Now that you have all these great date ideas, get out there and use them! Let me know how it goes in the comments below or on Twitter (@Jayde_Nicole).
Next week: A Beginner's Guide to the Gym
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