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PT Reveals Alternative Active Date Ideas for People Who Love Fitness

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us again, and if you’ve already landed yourself a date, what should you do to make it a day to remember?

Whether it’s a first date or a date with your husband of a decade, these PT-recommended date ideas from OriGym will truly get your heart pumping and laughter flowing. 

REVEALED: 7 alternative, fitness-inspired Valentine’s day date ideas

  1. Trampoline Fitness 
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Love is in the air when you book a trampoline class with your partner this Valentine’s. Trampolining such as Jumpga is a great alternative date to have with your partner as it offers a chance to get fit and have fun while doing so. 

It is a low-impact exercise that can be done in a safe and controlled environment, and it also provides an opportunity to spend quality time with your partner, strengthening your bond while you both work towards your fitness goals.

Trampolining helps to improve coordination, balance, and core strength and is an excellent way to burn calories and tone up. Plus, it’s a great way to make exercise fun for both of you!

Bounce Fit Body offers trampoline fitness classes across the UK. From dance cardio and body flow, to circuits and strength trampoline classes, there’s a class to suit all levels of fitness and exercise preferences. 

2. Salsa Dances

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Whether it’s going to a local class or setting up some room to dance in your kitchen, salsa is an enjoyable way to get your heart racing this Valentine’s.

Salsa dancing is a great way to keep the romance alive because it has a lot of social, physical and emotional benefits. Physically, it is great for improving cardiovascular health, balance, coordination, and muscle tone. It is also a great stress reliever and can help boost energy levels. Emotionally, it is a great way to connect with your partner and have fun together as the sensual movements in salsa dancing can also help to increase your level of intimacy.

3. Cycling 

Cycling is a fun alternative Valentine’s date idea that gets you active, outdoor in nature and best yet, allows you to have fun together. It’s a low-impact activity that offers a lot of variety, depending on the terrain. You can go on a leisurely ride in the park, or take on a more challenging route in the mountains.

To add a more romantic element to the date, you could also choose to cycle to a destination for a picnic lunch or to go to the cinema. Whatever you decide to do, cycling is a great way to spend quality time together and create lasting memories.

4. Hiking 

Dinner and drinks are a nice way to unwind, but if you’re looking to make this Valentine’s more memorable why not explore the British countryside?

Hiking is a great way to get your heart rate up and build muscle strength, while also enjoying some quality time with your loved one. Plus, you can make the experience even more special by packing a picnic lunch or having a post-hike meal at a nearby pub.

Not only does it provide an opportunity to get outside and explore the breathtaking scenery, but it also offers a great physical workout. 

5. Rock Climbing 

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Done with Netflix and chill and dinner? Rock climbing is a great alternative date idea for fitness-minded people, as it provides a fun and nonconventional way to stay active while also spending quality time together. 

It’s a great form of exercise and it also encourages physical and mental strength, problem-solving, and communication. Rock climbing provides an opportunity to have fun, challenge each other, and get to know each other at a different level.

The adrenaline rush that comes with scaling a wall or rock face also adds a unique element of excitement to the experience, making it the perfect activity for a heart-racing date.

6. Tennis 

Love doesn’t have to mean nothing in this Valentine’s tennis sesh, as you and your partner can bond or compete over your love of the sport. 

Tennis is a crafty way to get in some cardio while enjoying each other’s company while also improving your coordination, balance, and agility, which can lead to better overall fitness. 

If you’re looking for an active but enjoyable date idea, then tennis is a perfect choice! Better yet, bring another couple along for a Valentine’s double date and get your competitive side out.