Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time for all of the men to start thinking about ways to celebrate the romantic holiday with their special someone. But before you spring for a romantic dinner or a trip to the movies, why not consider the fitness-oriented date ideas below:
The weather outside may still be chilly, but that cold will bring the two of you together as you go on a romantic hike. Pack a backpack with a few snacks and a bottle of white wine, which you can chill in the snow around you. Hike your way up to a promontory overlooking the city, and relax in the beautiful view. Totally worth it, and a great way to burn calories!
Ice skating can be highly romantic, which is why so many couples in romantic comedies do it. Of course, it’s best if one or both of you actually know how to skate! You can burn quite a few calories ice skating–around 400 per hour. The longer you skate, the more calories you’ll burn and the more you’ll sweat.
You may not think of rock climbing as being a particularly romantic activity, but for those with adventure-loving girlfriends and wives, it’s a way to celebrate romance that she’ll LOVE. You can take her to local cliffs for some outdoor rock climbing, or find an indoor climbing gym where she can try her luck at tackling the challenging routes. It’s one heck of a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day, and you’ll burn a lot of calories in anticipation of your romantic dinner!
Who doesn’t want to fly through the air like a circus performer? A one-hour trapeze class will help you learn everything you need to know to actually take to the bars, and you can enjoy the thrill of flying through the air toward your significant other. It’s not just a whole lot of fun and excitement, but it can be quite a great way to get in your workout as well!
Take her out on a dancing date, but don’t stop dancing until you’re both exhausted! You can allow yourself to be dragged to her favorite club, and actually join her on the dance floor this time. Or, sign up for a few dance classes, and surprise her with your newfound ability to bust a move. Or take a couples dance class together, and enjoy Valentine’s Day spinning her around the dance floor. Just remember: dance until you drop!
You may think that Couples Yoga is an odd form of exercise, but the truth is that it can be both fun and highly romantic. Think about it: doing Yoga together, working out in close proximity to your partner, supporting each other’s weight, staring deeply into your partner’s eyes while practicing Yoga breathing techniques. It’s one of those workouts that will bond you and your partner, helping you to get in the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening (wink wink)!
To up both the fun and adrenaline factor of your Valentine’s Day, bring her to a paintball course or a laser tag facility. The highly active sport will be TONS of fun, and you might be surprised to find that there’s a warrior inside of your significant other. You’ll burn a lot of calories running around and shooting at each other and random strangers, and it will make for a heck of a lot of laughs–the perfect unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!