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Rather than the same old dinner and a movie date idea, next time choose a fitness date.
Activities that help increase your heart rate can help you bond with your date. Following are a few ideas that can help you break a sweat while still providing a fun way to spend time with your loved one.
Rock climbing is a great activity for couples who have gone out a few times, because it’s all about trust. When you have to work together to get a goal accomplished, you can’t argue and waste time. Sharing the rope (and climb to the top) makes you focus on the task at hand. At the end you might be inspired to feel a sense of camaraderie with your date.
Even if you haven’t rock climbed before, you can still spend a few hours learning how at your local gym or fitness center. This activity challenges your mind as well as your body.
Fitness doesn’t have to be about intensity all the time. Sometimes a nice stroll through the park or hiking trail will help keep you both in shape while sharing quality time together. Walking is a great way to engage in conversation, so it works well as a first date or for a couple that has been together a long time.
Bike riding gives you a wide variety of choices for a date. If you’re in awesome shape and want to push yourself, opt for an intense ride that will give you and your date a great workout. If you are looking for some conversation and bonding time, choose a lower intensity ride in which you can chat with your date while still getting exercise. Bike riding accommodates varies fitness levels.
If you and your date both love to golf, there’s no better way to spend a few hours than on a course. Whether you choose to walk the entire course or use a cart, golfing provides beautiful scenery and plenty of time to chat and get to know each other. If you have to wait for other golfers ahead of you, use the time to bond with your date.
Not into doing nine or eighteen holes? Opt for some time out on the driving range instead. You will still get a sense of nature while practicing your swing. Besides, there’s something very alluring about watching someone hit a golf ball. Could it be the turn of the hips in the follow through?
Want a fun activity that also gets you in great shape? How about a dance class? Sign up for a few sessions at your local dance center and your love life is bound to get a boost. The movement of your bodies while dancing to the music will inspire you to cherish the person you’re with. Dance classes are best suited for couples who have been together for a long time.
If, on the other hand, you and your partner are newly dating, hit one of the local dance clubs in your area. You’ll still get a great workout and can alternate between the upbeat tunes and those all-important slow numbers.
Breaking a sweat can be a good way to get rid of the tension of a first date, or it could add a little spice for a couple who has been together a long time. Regardless of which fitness-related date you try, make sure to allow time for rest and conversation afterward.