8 Ways To Stay Active This Valentines Day

Candy, dinner, dessert, champagne…..those Valentines Day calories can really add up. I know, I know, it’s only one day, but if you want to spend some quality time with your sweetie and derail some of those calories, read on!


Sign up for a Valentines Day race

Cozy up at the start line of a Valentines Day themed race.  You can run together or make it a competition Рjust be sure to agree on which it is before the race starts.

To find a list of Valentines Day races, check out Running In The USA.

Go for a Hike
Find a local hiking trail and go for a nature walk. Enjoy the peace and quiet of being surrounded by nature. Try a trail you have never taken before for a new sense of adventure and end the hike with a romantic picnic.

Never been hiking before? Start with the nearest state park. Most state parks offer a variety of hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult. Call ahead or ask at the information center for a good trail for beginners.

Take a fitness class together
Convince your honey to go to the gym and take a fitness class together. Be adventurous and try Zumba – have fun shaking your shimmy together. Can’t get him to a dance fitness class, try Body Pump. Lifting weights is manly after all.

Go dancing
Hit the dance club or sign up for tango lessons. Nothing is more romantic than learning the dance of love!

Go ice skating
If you know me, you are probably laughing at this suggestion, but if you are coordinated (unlike me), ice skating is a great way to burn calories and have a blast! If, like me, you are seriously lacking in coordination, move on to the next one because nothing is romantic about spending the evening in the ER with a concussion.

Go for a walk in the park
No matter what your age or level of fitness, this one is for everyone! Pack a picnic for a romantic lunch to go along with your walk.

Take a couples yoga class
Check your local yoga studio schedule. Many studios offer couples yoga weekly and even if they don’t, many offer a Valentines class.

Get a message
A couples message is a great way to spend some time together indulging yourselves without all the sugar of a decadent dessert. Massage not in the budget? Light a few candles and give each other a good back rub.

At the end of the day, there is nothing wrong with eating a piece or two of chocolate. Just don’t eat the whole box at once. Pack a piece in your lunch each day as a treat to remind you of the one you love.

Oh, and don’t forget the evening – ahem – festivities. That burns calories too!

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

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