7+ Fun Fitness Dates for Couples
Finding New Ways to Date your Spouse
Love is in the air. Well, at least that’s what the commercial said yesterday, and the thought of going on an expected date is so dull these days. I much rather enjoy a fit date with my love. Valentine’s isn’t our thing! Yes, we think love should be celebrated every day. Like most holidays, I appreciate the fact that there has been a National Holiday to remind people to show the one they love some extra special attention. After 17 years of marriage, dating can get old and dull. When we do things that bring us moving, we find we have a blast, lots of laughs, and memories that dinner and a movie just no longer compare.
Fitness Dates are Memorable
We’re not big on giving gifts to each other but asked me out on a fitness date, and I am ready to go. Although I love fresh-cut flowers, I have an expensive habit of buying those weekly when I go to the produce stand. I am not a big chocolate lover, and hanging out with all of the couples of South Jersey at dinner is not my idea of romance. My husband is my best friend, and I feel like life is too short of celebrating our love with dinner and a movie. I want to make memories! I much instead invest in moments than physical gifts. This year we decided to look for something active and fun to do as a couple.
Get Fit Together
Getting fit together is an excellent way to strengthen the bonds of your relationship. Some of our ideas are our inner kids screaming for some fun, and others are just things we would like to do together. Regardless of the activity, spending time together, challenging ourselves, and getting active is how we choose to spend this Valentine’s Day!
7 Fun Fitness Date Ideas
Depending on what you’re trying to experience, bowling can be an easy, fun, fit date. That’s if you’re not snacking on fries and beer the entire time. It’s also an excellent way to share the fun with other couples. Whether it’s Duck Pin, Black Light, or Turbo Bowling, I’m sure there be less of a wait on Valentine’s Day.
Oh yeah, old-school four-wheel style, right? Or you can strap on the Rollerblades and reminisce about middle school! At least, those were my memories. Skating is an excellent and fun way to get fit together, and you don’t have the awkward search for a partner for the couple’s skate. This is actually what we chose to do this year for Valentine’s Day. I think it will be a blast from the past and a memory of that one Valentine’s we went to the skating rink and was the oldest couple on the floor. Haha
3. Dance Lesson
Believe it or not, this was my husband’s idea. We have flirted with the notion of taking Salsa lessons, and there is a studio on his way that offers Couples Salsa classes. What a fun way to let loose, get uncomfortable and learn something new. Who knows, maybe one-day Dancing with the Stars will be calling and will be ready. Likely not, but anything possible, right?
We tried hiking together for the first time at the end of last fall. It’s something we will be adding to our dates. It was peaceful to be in nature together. We got time to talk disconnected. There were even moments of mutual silence that were nice too. Moving and being outdoors was a great away from the world we needed for a few hours. It was also cool to see my husband’s adventurous side. Ordinarily, he’s a pretty go-with-the-flow no, risk kind of guy. While hiking, he surprised me with “Let’s check this out…” or, “Do you want to see what’s in there?” I’ve never really seen my husband in that manner.
The two of us enjoyed our time and even got lost for a few hours in the “wilderness.” We are already looking into places to try this Spring and summer. I got a few waterfalls picked out, so I’m excited to explore more with my Love.
I love how in Urban Cities you can rent bikes for the day. Before Philly decided to embrace winter, we had talked about renting a bike and taking a tour of Philadelphia via Bicycle. We’re not a cyclist, so this would be a fun, active date for us to try. Something that is now on the list of the Spring. If you’re in an area where you can get outside with your love, do it! Enjoy your local area on two wheels.
6. One on One Basketball
Guess who’s a suggestion this was(for those who don’t know, my husband is a Basketball Coach and Private Basketball trainer). Although I make a great cheerleader and basketball mom, it’s not my favorite sport. My husband has been trying to get me to play ball with him for years. Embracing the idea of trying something new, I think this would be a perfect date for him to teach me his passion. This could apply to any sport your partner enjoys and would love to show you.
7. Wall Rock Climbing
I know this is not new, but neither of us has ever tried it other than at the playground, and I think it would be a fun adventure.
A few more Fitness Date ideas
Then there’s the classics mini-golf, monster golf, or golf, ballroom dancing, aerial yoga, cross-fit, an evening stroll, Chip and Putt, running, kickboxing, paintball, batting cages, and indoor or outdoor skydiving. There are so many options. Once you start thinking, let’s move on to our date instead of sitting and watching.
Fitness dates make a memorable Valentine’s Day.
The endorphins released from the physical activity and your hormonal attraction make for a memorable romantic date this Valentine’s day! Marriage is an important relationship in the Christian faith, and we believe it should be nurtured every day of the year.
“If we believe Jesus’ words that husband and wife are one flesh, then doesn’t it make sense that this “one flesh” should spur itself on toward health and fitness?” Diana Anderson-Tyler
Fitness Dates are bonding opportunities.
Life can be stressful, and the enemy attacks our marriages and bodies. Why don’t we fight them back together? What’s a physical activity you and your love like to do? Any more suggestions for fit dates?