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Happy Tuesday!!  Just your ordinary Tuesday.  Nothing special or lovey about today.

I sometimes have the urge to scream, “Wait, what day is it again?” on Valentine’s Day.  Namely because it’s just SO shoved in our faces.  The hearts, the cards, the roses (I hate roses!), the chocolate (I love the chocolate!)…it’s all just a little too much.

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Don’t get me wrong…I’m no Valentine’s scrooge, but I stand firm on the “Tell someone you love them everyday, not just this particular (card/chocolate company-manufactured) holiday” side of the whole holiday debacle.

I’m also a bit of a V-day candy snob.  I only like the orange-flavored chalk hearts!  Oh, and any chocolate that comes in a cheap heart box is probably gross.


That doesn’t stop me from taking a bite out of every.single.one (quality control), but usually, they’re yucky.  Give me a Reese’s heart and I’m good to go. 

While I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day in the traditional sense, I did feel compelled to make today’s Tuesday Trainer just a little bit special.   So this week we’re doing PARTNER MOVES!!

(Celebrating love AND discriminating against singles in the process. Isn’t that kinda the point? ;) )

I must say, the submissions were… hilarious!  I loved the sexual innuendos and banter that went on between the couples.  I definitely “felt the love”.  Bonnie even recruited some of her clients to join in!

Now, grab a partner, your Whitney Houston playlist, and let’s get to work!  (This week’s workout title should be “sung” to the tune of Whitney’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”…now try getting that out of your head.  Not gonna.)


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The Moves

Standing Torso Twist – ME


Partner Throwdowns – Olviya, olivehealth


Flexibility Partner Stretches – Rebekah, bexlife


Partner Ball Crunch/Toss – Lisa & Maria, healthydiaries


Walking Plank with Handslaps/Partner Throwdowns – Lindsay, leangreenbean


Partner Throwdowns – Heather, betterwithveggies


Wheelbarrow Pushups – Katie, raisinsandapples


Partner Pushup with High Five – Kristin, STUFTmama


Partner Hand-Clap/Plank with Shoulder Tap – Bonnie, lifetothefull


Wonderful week, ladies (and gents!!).  Actually, I want to ESPECIALLY thank the partners this week for succumbing to their nagging trainers participating!!  Come back this Thursday when I’ll announce the next theme – we’d love to have you!!

Happy Love Day everyone!  Spread it all around.  Smile.  Hug.  Dot your i with a heart.  Give somebody a bag of orange-only chalk hearts.

QUESTION:  Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?  If so, what’d you get/give??


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  2. I just suggested your TT partner move to a client who is going to New Zealand and doesn’t want to back-track with her fitness progress…she wanted some moves to do with her hubby. Talk about good timing!

  3. this is AWESOME!! I love seeing all the physical support. and Bex, wow. That’s some limber moves. impressive. Hope youre getting it on like donkey kong today linz.

  4. As a single I totally don’t feel discriminated against :) Now excuse me while I go pick up a man at the gym and make him to this with me.

  5. Hi Lindsey~ I’m with you… Valentines day is just a commercial holiday to get people to spend more money on nothing!!! LOL My hubs and I celebrate everyday.. but I guess it’s the same with Mother’s or Father’s day… we shouldn’t have just one day devoted to them.. it should be everyday!! Have a great day!

  6. Hshahaha that’s a faaabulous ‘someecard’ ! My boyfriend and I are kind of over Valentine’s Day and planned this year to postpone it a few months, further from our birthdays and the crazy work going on right now. But, of course, we can’t help but catch the lovebug floating all around us… In my mind, the holiday should be more about doing something fun or special for one another, rather than giving extravagant gifts or going out to fancy dinners. I’d rather stay in and cook together, or curl up on the couch with a bottle of wine :)

  7. ohhh i LOVE roses! i don’t like when cody buys them for me too often because they can be pricey, but every once in awhile it’s a nice little surprise. they make a beautiful centerpiece for our kitchen table too! as for my chocolate, like you said, just give me a few reese’s hearts, and i’m good to go. i LOVE those things. we don’t go big on valentine’s day… my husband doesn’t feel like our society should tell us when to show our love to people, but he’s still sweet and is making us dinner tonight.

  8. I love everyone!! I wish so badly I had my act together enough to film one!!

    Kristin, I was laughing so hard at Joaquin carrying that cat!
    Katie, I loved that wheelbarrow push-up…I’m going to con my husband into doing that one with me today.
    Oh, and Lindsay…Clara is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Happy Valentine’s day.