Deciding what to do on Valentine’s Day is always a difficult task. Sure you can can go catch a movie or head out for dinner but these are hardly original ideas. So this year, why not share your love of fitness with your partner and go on a fitness date? Fitness themed dates are original and memorable, provide you with a great opportunity to interact and also allow you both to burn off some of those excess Valentine’s Day calories. Plus, there’s plenty of options to choose from. In this article I’m going to be looking at some of these options and providing you with 8 Fitness Themed Valentine’s Day Date Ideas.
Cycling is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your Valentine’s Day sweetheart provided that the weather’s good. It’s a very versatile date option and can be used to fill up part of your day or the entire day, depending on how adventurous you and your partner feel.
There are plenty of different ways you can incorporate cycling into your day. For example, you can pack up a picnic, plan out a cycle route and then stop halfway to enjoy the food. Alternatively, you can hire a tandem and have fun mastering it together.
Dancing is another excellent Valentine’s Day date idea that’s both fun and keeps you and your partner moving. If you’re both new to dancing, it’s a brilliant opportunity to learn a joint activity that you can do together in the future on a regular basis. However, if you’ve both got some experience with dancing, it’s still a great way to share a joint interest and have an enjoyable Valentine’s Day date.
Like cycling, there are plenty of ways to fit dancing into your day. If you’re both dancing newbies, you can book yourselves in for a dancing lesson. Alternatively, if you’re both more confident in your dancing abilities you can head to a Valentine’s Day dance or dance the night away at a club.
3) Exercise Class
Exercise classes are an enjoyable way to burn some calories together this Valentine’s Day. If you’re both exercise class regulars, you can each choose your favourite class and then attend both together during the day. However, if you’re both new to exercise classes, you can choose one you think you’ll both like and try it together.
When it comes to the actual classes themselves, there are plenty of options to choose from. For example, Zumba is a fun filled, party style dance class that’s extremely popular at the moment. BodyPump is another great choice which involves high intensity weightlifting to give you an intense workout that combines cardio and resistance. Alternatively, Pilates is a lower intensity exercise class that builds balance, core strength and flexibility.
4) Fitness Themed Video Games
If you want to stay indoors this Valentine’s Day, fitness themed video games are a top date idea that you can enjoy within the comfort of your own home. Not only do they give you a surprisingly effective workout but they also allow you to add an element of friendly competition to the day.
No matter which console you own, there are plenty of titles to choose from. If you own a Kinect, Dance Central 3, Kinect Sports and Sonic Free Riders are all excellent titles that will keep you both moving. Alternatively, if you’re a Nintendo Wii owner, ABBA: You Can Dance, Step To The Beat and Wii Sports Resort are all great choices. Finally, if the PlayStation Move is your console of choice, DanceStar Party and Sports Champions 2 are two fun interactive games which will allow you and your partner to burn off a good number of calories.
If you both go to the gym but never workout together, having a Valentine’s Day gym date is a brilliant idea. Not only does it allow you to share a joint interest and spend some time together but it also allows you to give your usual gym workouts a bit of a twist.
To have an effective Valentine’s Day gym date, start off by each picking four or five of your favourite exercises. Then formulate these exercises into a joint workout which you can complete together at the gym. Finally, to make your gym date unique, link some Valentine’s Day rewards to each exercise which you can enjoy together later in the day. For example, you could reward each other with a chocolate heart for completing each exercise in the workout or go for an extra special meal as a reward for completing the entire workout.
Jogging is another fantastic Valentine’s Day date idea that you can try if the weather’s good. It can be used to fill up some or all of your day and there are plenty of ways to turn it into a fun filled date.
For example, if you’re a competitive couple, you can plan a jogging route with a number of rest stops and race to each destination. Alternatively, you can each choose a calorie rich treat that you want to enjoy during the day and then plan a jogging route that burns off a similar number of calories to your favourite treats.
If the weather outside’s not so great, swimming is another excellent Valentine’s Day date idea that keeps you both moving. Like all the other suggestions on this list, there are plenty of ways to make swimming part of your day.
For example, you can head to a regular swimming pool and have fun experimenting with all the different swimming strokes. Alternatively, you can go to a pool with a diving board and see who has the best diving technique. Finally, you can head to a water park and have a blast riding the slides together.
Walking is a simple but effective Valentine’s Day date idea that can be easily incorporated into your day provided that the weather’s nice. It’s a very flexible activity and depending how keen you and your partner are, you can slot walking into a small part of your day or build your entire day around it.
For example, if you don’t want walking to fill your entire day, you can go for a short walk first thing in the morning or alternatively finish the day off with an evening stroll. However, if you want to turn it into an all day event, you can hop on a train to a scenic town or a tourist attraction that the two of you have never visited before and then spend the day having fun and exploring it together.
I hope one of these fitness themed Valentine’s Day date ideas sounds like something you and your partner would enjoy. Not only do they give you an opportunity to do something completely different to a regular date and share your love of fitness with your partner but they’re also a whole lot of fun.
What do you guys think? Are you going to try a fitness themed Valentine’s Day date this year? Are there any additional fitness themed Valentine’s Day ideas you have which aren’t on this list? Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts. Also, if you enjoyed reading this post, please Like It, +1 It, Pin It and Tweet It, so that as many people as possible can take advantage of these fitness themed Valentine’s Day date ideas.