Have you ever noticed when you start dating someone, your fitness level seems to go downhill? It might have something to do with all of those romantic dinners out or evenings spent cuddled on the couch together. Simply put, dating can lead to more splurging and less sweating. To make your next date something to remember, get your exercise on! These 5 fun activity date ideas will help you stay fit and get out of your dinner and movie rut.
1) Go Rollerblading
You used to go rollerblading all the time when you were younger. In fact, many of your summer days were spent zipping around the neighbourhood! Why not bring that long forgotten passion to your next activity date? Rollerblading is a great way to work your legs and glutes – all while having fun. It is the perfect activity to share with your sweetie! Start with a few laps around the block and work up to a nearby trail with small hills and lots of beautiful scenery. On this date, you’ll be working up a sweat while you chat and laugh the afternoon away.
2) Go For a Hike
Has money been tight lately? You don’t have to stress about paying for a luxurious night out. Make the most of nature! Every area has hiking trails nearby. That means all you need to do is grab a pair of running shoes and some water. Find a hiking trail or picturesque spot and enjoy the view. Walking around lets you both get in touch with nature and connect in a new way. Bring along your camera and take a picture once you reach the end of a challenging hiking trail or download an app to track how far you’ve gone. Fun and free…what could be better?
3) Go Dancing
It is possible to get a good workout without feeling like you’re doing it. How? Get dancing! Head out for a night at the club – but ditch the overpriced drinks. Step out on the dance floor and rip it up instead. Just letting loose can help you burn tons of calories, get nice and flirty with your partner, and still be in a social environment. This is a great idea if the weather outside is bad or if you’re celebrating a birthday.
4) Go To The Batting Cages
Looking for something a little bit different? Then play ball! Well, sort of. You don’t have to be super skilled or even a fan of the game to enjoy spending some time at the batting cages. There are many benefits to this date: you can work on your swing, stay active, and even tone up those arms. Many places offer both indoor and outdoor facilities, so you can enjoy this activity date throughout the year.
5) Go Ice Skating
This last activity date idea is perfect for those chilly winter months. Usually when the snow starts to fall, we make every excuse in the book to stay indoors. Avoid the temptation by going ice-skating. You’ll get toned, burn lots of calories, and make the most of the season. This is an especially great date idea during the holiday season. Most places have either indoor or outdoor arenas as well as skate rentals, so you always have options.
Ditch the evening in on your next date. Make special memories by doing something fun and active. These activity dates can help you and your partner stay fit and change up your routine as well!