Double Trouble: Five Classes For Couples Who Want To Get Fit Together

Jayati posted on 14 October

Ten-Second Takeaway

If you’re lacking the motivation to go work out, getting a friend or a partner to come along can be just the push you need. Here, we’ve rounded up a list of classes that you can head to with your partner.


An intense Brazilian martial arts form, Capoeria is perfect for anyone looking for company while signing up for fitness classes. We tried out it {read our experience here} and recommend it to everyone and anyone who wants a good intense workout sessions sans the heavy equipment in the gym. It’s fun, mostly done in partners and is a good stress buster – plus you get to learn Portuguese phrases and dance to live music.


Kalaripayattu is one of the oldest forms of martial arts that was started off in Kerala. It’s a lifestyle and a way to enhance strength and flexibility whilst learning to balance both your body and mind. It boosts stamina for the ones who take it up, apart from improving the postures and toning of the muscles. From powerful leg licks, high jumps to intense stretches, it is an extreme sport for getting fit which is slowly picking up in Mumbai.

It works well for couples as it is often practiced in pairs, and the self defense aspects of it might be a good way to take out any hidden resentment you have with your partner for never taking the dog for a walk. Check out our recommendation here for more information.

Masala Bhangra

Taught by Ridhi Gupta, who’s the masala bhangra trainer in Mumbai, is all about combining our two favourite things – Bollywood and bhangra moves for a high energy workout. It’s fun, it’s done on super peppy music and of course, lets you also learn the techniques of slaying those proper bhangra moves. This class is a good one if you and your partner are prepping for shaadi season, and want to get your moves right. They keep organising workshops, so keep a watch out on Ridhi’s Facebook page here, or sign up for classes at these studios here.

Aqua Aerobics

Not a new concept in India, and definitely not in Mumbai, aqua aerobics lets you have fun and swim at the same time. We think it’s a fantastic way for a couple to bond, and even more so if you hate going to the gym together – why not race each other to the end of the pool? Just sign up for the classes, and be on your way to a fit body and quality time with bae.

Where: Body Art Fitness Studio, The Body Craft House and C’est La Vie

Price: Body Art Fitness Studio {INR 2,500 per month}, The Body Craft House {INR 2,800, 12 sessions per month}, C’est La Vie {INR 2,500 per month}

Kickboxing And MMA

Are you in the mood for some fierce working out? Well then these kickboxing classes are perfect for you. Grab your girlfriends, and sign up for these classes. This is perfect for the couple that ain’t messing around. Read our recommendation of the best fighting classes in Mumbai that you should join and make the most of the kick-ass training given there.