|Posted on January 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM|
Undoubtedly, Valentine’s Day is all about the candy, champagne, and calorie-craving dinner. Although, those delicacies are for the traditionalists, so why not mix it up a little this year? Sure, go ahead and plan all that lovey-dovey stuff for the evening, but find something meaningful that you and your romantic interest can do earlier in the day. Perhaps something that shows you care about the other person’s well-being. Maybe something that shows commitment and dedication. And best of all, something that will bring the two of you together and show what the other is made of with perseverance to get through a difficult task. Do you see where this is going yet?
Here are a couple ideas to get you started on a great workout date this Valentine’s Day:
Tackling a nature trail can be both a short romantic getaway and a heart healthy form of exercise. Mix that with some gorgeous scenery and you are sure to find a mutually enjoyable Valentine’s Day ritual.
Relationships are all about compromise and while most guys may find that group fitness classes are primarily for females; these men may be surprised at how physically taxing such classes can be. As a heavy-lifter, I remember taking my first group fitness class and being blown away at how lop-sided my conditioning was—there is nothing quite as humbling as having a middle-aged housewife running circles around you in your twenties. Plain and simple, group fitness classes are one of the best Valentine’s Day workouts. Doing so, shows commitment, compromise, and for the guys, maybe a little humility.
Just as taking a group fitness class can show compromise on the guy’s part, doing a little resistance training can certainly return the favor on the female end. Don’t worry ladies, no one is asking you to bench press 400 pounds grunting like an overgrown grizzly bear during mating season. Maybe just try out some light dumbbell presses and if you are feeling kind, let your guy show you some exercises that you probably already know.
Well, I wish you and your significant other a romantic Valentine’s Day workout regardless of which exercise endeavor you decide to take on. Look at it this way, if you do decide to do so, and I am hoping such is the case, you can pretty much throw all the champagne and See’s inhibitions out the window, at least for one night.
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