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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.