The adage goes: those who play together stay together, and there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to plan a healthy date. Swap chocolates and champagne for these fun (and healthy) ideas that will sweep your sweetheart off their fit feet.
DINNER FOR TWO
Stereotypical Valentine’s Day presents such as chocolate, champagne, and a 5-course fancy dinner aren’t necessarily helpful for your waistline or your wallet. A fun alternative is to cook for each other at home or book in for a cooking class. Learning a new skill, and working as a team to create a delicious meal will not only give you more confidence in the kitchen, but can also feel more connected and happier.
TAKE A HIKE
Australia is full of beautiful bushland with hidden tracks close to the city and sprawling trails further afield. Hiking challenges smaller stabilising muscles in your lower legs and feet because you’re walking on an uneven surface. Another bonus is the stress busting effects of being in nature, which might be just what you and your partner need after a hectic week at work. Once you hit the perefect scenic destination you can take your slefie and frame it for the wall.
Take your yoga to the next level by booking in to an acro-yoga class. This aerial practice cultivates trust between you and your partner as you support each other through different flying postures. You’ll also work on strength, core stability, and have a whole lot of fun while you’re at it!
Don’t let weather hold you back from planning something fun. A last minute date idea that never fails is a quick and healthy meal, like sushi, followed by a few games of bowling. You’ll need to maintain your balance and coordination to keep the ball straight and score those strikes. Nothing like a little friendly competition!
SWEAT IT OUT
Trampolining or rock climbing are two fun ways to embrace your inner child, stay active, and laugh (a lot!). Your abs and pelvic floor will need to be super strong to keep you upright as you bounce around, while forearm strength becomes key to climb your way to the top of that rock wall. And once you’re done sweating, it’s time to clean up together in the shower or bath.
BREAKFAST IN BED
Skip the café cues and make a delicious breakfast in bed. A lot of your favourite morning staples like coffee, bananas, honey, and avocado all have aphrodisiac properties to get you in the mood.
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY?