6 Date ideas to keep you in shape

6 Date ideas to keep you in shape

6 Date ideas to keep you in shape

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One of the quickest ways to forge a bond as a couple is to work out together. Forget the boring old dinner and a movie date night, we’ve found creative date ideas to help you develop a shared interest while staying in shape.

  1. Go paddle boarding
    Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is hugely popular. Flat water is a great place for beginners to start out, or those who enjoy a challenge can take to the surf. Surfers will pick up the required skills in a jiffy. All you need is a board and a paddle. Sign up for lessons if you’ve never tried it before.
    Alternatives to paddle boarding: Surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, boogie boarding
  2. Kayaking
    Plan a weekend kayak trip exploring new territory on a quiet river or a lake. Paddling provides a great upper body workout. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it will provide you with a good chance to talk. Don’t forget to take life jackets.
  3. Indoor rock climbing
    Indoor rock climbing is a great way to build a solid footing for a blossoming relationship. It develops trust and requires teamwork. It’s physically demanding and builds muscle strength, improves stability, stamina and is mentally challenging.
  4. Group fitness class
    Meet at the gym and burn calories together at one of the scheduled fitness classes. Choose your favourite workout – it might be yoga, martial arts, boxing, CrossFit or even Pump. Afterwards once you’ve freshened up, head for a healthy smoothie or juice.
  5. Hiking
    Explore some of Australia’s spectacular scenery via foot. Choose a trail based on your fitness levels, you can always work your way towards more challenging walks. Try out a trekking pole, you’ll find them handy for reducing knee impact, prevent you from slipping on wet or muddy surfaces and can even double as a splint in case of an emergency.
  6. Cycling
    Pack a picnic and bike your way to a romantic country destination. Just a 30 minute bike ride increases your metabolic rate and is a great workout for your major muscles.