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Partner exercise routines can be more fun than going it alone

By Danielle Braff, Special to Tribune Newspapers

8:18 PM EDT, April 17, 2013

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When the alarm goes off at 6 a.m., getting out of bed and heading to the gym may seem like an impossible task. Good news! Recent studies have found that exercising with a partner boosts motivation — and it's more fun than doing it alone.

Ivy Ingram Larson, the West Palm Beach, Fla., trainer and star of the "Full Fitness Fusion" DVD, created this partner workout. Larson suggests moving quickly between exercises in order to keep your heart rate elevated. Repeat the circuit three times.