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Make Your Next Date a Fitness Date

Dating can definitely put a damper on your healthy lifestyle. All those drinks, popcorn at the movies, decadent dinners out, and late-night talks over gelato are bound to mess up your healthy routine.

I'm not saying you should forgo all that delicious food and never eat out, but why not throw some active dates in there as well? Here are some ideas:

  • Meet at your gym (he can use your guest pass) and you guys can work out before heading to dinner.
  • You could sit and talk at a coffee shop, or you can walk and talk instead.
  • Plan an afternoon hike on the weekend.
  • Go horseback riding. You can take a lesson together.
  • Take dance lessons together, or just go dancing.
  • Visit an indoor rock climbing gym.
  • Take a partner yoga class or other fitness class together.
  • Go ice skating at an indoor rink. Many arenas offer times for public skating, so call ahead to find out what times are available.
  • Rent bikes together and take a tour of the town you live in.
  • Play a game of tennis, golf (with no cart), football, baseball, or whatever. If you're not into playing a whole game, just play catch, go to the batting cages, or hit golf balls at the driving range.

If you have any other ideas for fitness dates, be sure to share them below.

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dotsca dotsca 8 years
Have him teach you how to surf!!! If you can win him over even when you're a) in a wetsuit and b) falling off of a surfboard then you know you're set. Or, try and learn to surf together.
suzanne suzanne 8 years
Went walking with my "Sweet Babboo" last night before supper :) :JOG: :JOG:
Spectra Spectra 8 years
When my husband and I were dating, we went to an indoor rock climbing place. It was a lot of fun! Although, I was made painfully aware of how much I needed to up my upper body strength routine. It's not as easy as it looks. Another fitness date we sometimes do: We'll go for a bike ride together on a really long trail and make a day of it. We'll bike to a town we've never heard of and eat lunch there. Once we went running together, but I wouldn't recommend doing that unless you know how long your date can run and how long you can run to make sure that one person won't conk out on the way. When my husband went running with me, I told him we'd be going for 4 miles and he said "Oh, no problem" with typical machismo...2 and 1/2 miles in, he was barely able to walk...he was like "I need water! I'm gonna die! We have to stop!" So yeah, just make sure you are both in similar shape before doing certain activities!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great ideas!!
pacostacos113 pacostacos113 8 years
This is so convenient! My first date tomorrow is breakfast at the gym, and cardio after....he's a trainer and I do sales at the gym...every convo. we've had has either been while I'm on the elliptical, or through email....HEY, at least if he likes me while I'm all sweaty, I can impress him when we actually go out!
bawp125 bawp125 8 years
I have the luxury of living close to the beach, so my boyfriend and I like to take walks there together (sometimes I can even talk him into running). I also think just walking around downtown can be romantic. If you have the money and the inclination, invest in a pair of roller blades for the both of you. So much fun!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I made my boyfriend go for a long walk with me once and I don't think I will ever hear the end of it!
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