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The Ultimate 30 Day Couples Fitness Challenge

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Compete with your spouse in the Ultimate Couples Fitness Challenge! A great way to support each other on the road to better health! Free Printable Tracker!

Since it seems this little lockdown situation, we now find ourselves in may last longer than we all thought. Why not make the most of it and focus on a little friendly competition. 

I get it. Most of us are stressed and anxious, and it easy to feel out of control. By giving yourself something to focus on like a 30-day challenge. You can get a little control over what you can control, like keeping you healthy and sane during these turbulent times. 

As many of you know, I actually love a good friendly competition. As a pretty competitive person, it brings out a fun side of me. Being in competition always drives me and makes me push my limits and try that much harder to reach my goals.

Let’s face it, as humans, we hate to lose. That’s why a friendly competition is a very effective way to stay on track when you want to lose weight.

Hence the reason I created this fun couples fitness challenge!

I know this says “couples” challenge – but really, you only need two people to compete. If you cannot get your significant other on board, ask a friend, sibling, parent, co-worker. Really, anybody, you feel you want to take on in this fun little challenge! – Make sure it is someone that will hold you accountable if you lose!

And since it is not based on “weight loss” – you’re not going to lose, based on the fact that your husband stopped eating ice cream for a week and lost 10 pounds – really ladies it’s not even fair 😉

This Couples Fitness Challenge is based on a points system. You receive the following points for healthy actions that you can take daily to a healthier and happier you. You can also lose points for some less than stellar health choices! I put those in for me for extra motivation not to cave to drinking soda and eating out!!

The RULES of the 30 Day Couples Fitness Challenge

  • Working Out For 30 Minutes – 5 points
  • Drinking 8 oz of Water – 1 pt for every 8 oz drank
  • Abstain From Processed Sugar – 5 points
  • Run/Walk – 1 pt for every mile  
  • Drink Soda – lose 5 points
  • Eat Fast Food -lose 5 points 
  • Complete 4 Rounds of 20 Repetitions of Ab Exercises -5 points
  • Met or below caloric goal for the day – 5 points. Use a tracker like My Fitness Pal to help track caloric intake. 
  • Bonus – Extra 20 minutes of after-dinner activity – walk, bike ride, dance party… – 10 points

Use the Free downloadable tracker to track your points and claim a winner for the week!!

At our house, we like to put a little extra skin in the game and make friendly wagers. Make the bets interesting! Hate to fold laundry, make the loser do it.  Or a sexy massage for the winner! Have fun with it and be creative! I had one reader report they but some sexual favors on the line -Mr. Thueson would LOVE that bet! 😉

So if you want to up your fitness game, a challenge is where it’s at!! It will bring out that inner competitor and really push you when you feel like giving in or giving up. Just knowing that I could not have to fold the laundry for one week is the motivation for me!!

As Mary Poppins so eloquently stated so many years ago:

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and – SNAP – the job’s a game.

The more we can make our weight loss journey fun and exciting, the more likely we will be to stick with it.  So take this challenge – grab your man, friend, sibling, parent, co-worker, and have some fun! 

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42 Comments

  1. I had been looking for something exactly like this! Everything I found was a couple’s work out, but I needed something we can each do on our own (or together) but would get us motivated using our competitive sides. Thank you!

    1. Yay! Have fun! My hubs and I love challenging each other!

    2. Love it! Can you send the link please?

  2. This is great and sounds like alot of fun! What’s the name of the tracker?

  3. Ok I see its a printable tracker. You should consider developing an app tracker.

    1. That would be super cool!

  4. This is great! Thank you for this. I want to do this a a community challenge for our church. You think it’s feasible to compete in teams? And add some scores for N.E.A.T.? The whole point is leading more active lifestyle, right? I’m so excited.

    1. I think this would be great for your church group! Let me know how it goes!

  5. Elizabeth Ress says:

    Hello I cannot seem to find where to download the free tracker. I have tried different clickables on your site but all i got was a 7 day detox plan and a software program.

  6. Mackenzie says:

    HI! The challenge looks like so much fun. I clicked on the link for the 30 day couples challenge downloadable copy, but nothing is being sent to my email. Do you have another link for it?

    Thanks!

    1. Sorry! That is super frustrating what is your email and I will send it to you personally!

      1. Hey, I can’t seem to find the printable tracker. Is it possible that you send it to me as well please?

  7. Hi, I’m also not getting the link. Can you send it to me?

  8. What a fun way to start the new year! Love the tips….and the Mary Poppins quote!

  9. I love this!! I am all about friendly competition, especially with my hubby!!

  10. Becky Hardin says:

    Fun! I am sure my hubby and I would have so much fun doing this challenge.

  11. Sounds like such a fun way to stay motivated to reach our goals!

  12. Hi. I’m trying to download the challenge and tracker but the file does not exist. Could you email to me please?

  13. Tarysha McLaughlin says:

    I don’t see a link to the downloadable tracker. What is it called?

    1. Here is the direct link to the PDF! >>https://andiethueson.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Couples-Fitness-Challenge.pdf

  14. Diana Bernardini says:

    Hi, I can’t seem to find the tracker. When I click on the link it brings me to a coupon page for seniors. Would you please send it to me? Thanks!

  15. This will be so fun to do with my husband. We need something like this to keep us on track.

  16. Carrie Robinson says:

    Such a fun idea with everyone being at stuck at home now and not being able to get to the gym. 🙂

  17. This is such a great idea. I’m super competitive, so even though I hate working out I’d be compelled to do so – just so I can win, lol.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    This is a great idea. I was looking for some motivation to start working out with my boyfriend. We are both very competitive and the tracker will definitely help. Thank you!

  19. Hi Andie, can you email the tracker to me? Unable to find the link in your article – great ideas and so happy to have found this, we’re going to customize a bit to tailor it to give more points in areas where we are weak.

  20. Johanna Tzur says:

    Hi, i love this idea. Could you send me the Ultimate 30 Day Couples Fitness Challenge TRACKER? Couldn’t seem to download it. Do you have any other couples fitness challenges?
    Thanks
    Johanna

  21. Can you send me the 30 day couples fitness program tracker? I couldn’t seem to download. Any other couples fitness workout programs you have?

  22. Love this! Can you send me the link to the downloadable tracker please?

  23. What’s the tracker?

  24. Love this! We are super competitive, so this would be great for us.

  25. Love this idea!! So doing this with mu hubby! Thank you!

  26. wilhelmina says:

    This is so inspiring! I really love that is based on healthy choices and not just weight loss!

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