Did you know that engaging in physical activity with your partner can increase the happiness in the relationship and improve the efficiency of your workout? Skip the candies and cuddles this Valentine’s Day and go on a date that science claims will truly increase your emotional bond with your significant other. Check out our date suggestions below and let’s get physical!
You will have so much fun during paintball that even if you lose (which you won’t) it will be impossible to not have a great time. Studies have shown there is a positive correlation between adrenaline and attraction, so all of the running, ducking, and dodging you’ll be doing during a paintballing session with your partner can ultimately make you more attracted to him or her.
Paddle boarding can easily be a romantic way to spend a late afternoon with a date. This activity is great for all skill levels, and is actually quite the core workout once you get the hang of it. Expect plenty of opportunity to make conversation and consider bringing a waterproof cover for your phone so you can take plenty of pictures. We recommend going right before nightfall so you have a chance to witness the sun setting over the water’s horizon.
Every power couple needs a break on occasion to refresh and rejuvenate. Take a spa day with your partner and enjoy the pleasures of deep relaxation and ease any muscle tension together. Researchers believe massage supports healing, boosts energy, reduces recovery time after an injury, eases pain, and enhances relaxation, mood, and well-being. Sharing your massage experience with someone else heightens the effect, since shared experiences increases perceived intensity of the activity at hand.
Have a love of the great outdoors? Sometimes it’s good to take a break from the normal gym routine and fully enjoy the benefits derived from going outside, like improved memory and attention. Camping is the perfect opportunity to take full advantage of these perks with a partner, all while putting your boy scout (or girl scout) skills to the test. The best part of a camping trip is the variety of activities to participate in while you are there, like kayaking, hiking and fishing. Boredom will never be an option.
Although we may be a tad bit biased, we are confident that taking your date to Youfit will be one to remember. Our facilities are equipped with a variety of equipment that will undoubtedly keep you two entertained for hours. Use this time to rack each other’s brains for tips that might help you along in the future like a yoga stretch or new squat technique.
If you and your partner have significantly different fitness goals, try out an interesting YouGX class together that you have both never taken before. Trying something new with your partner will create lasting memories that will only bring you two closer together.
Have your own fitness date idea? Let us know in the comments below!