They say couples who play together, stay together. There’s better way to play than to have a date night out that makes you sweat (in a good way). It’s no secret that endorphins give you an euphoric rush and good vibes all around but working out with a love interest could also bring you both closer. Not convinced? Here are 5 reasons to take your love interest for fit date night out.
1. Working Out Isn’t What It Used to Be
With so many different ways to get fit, working out together is so much more fun than a regular trip to the gym. From indoor trampolining to yoga in the dark, there are many ways to get sweaty. Instead of spotting each other at the gym, you can get dressed up in your best athletic wear and head for a night out. If you’re a night owl, you’ll love Flow After Dark Silent Yoga Disco. It consists of a 90 minute vinyasa style yoga class accompanied by DJ James Mack. Flow After Dark has just announced their last Sydney and Melbourne events of the year which will be taking place in October.
If you love to channel your inner child, head to Alexandria’s Skyzone and spend an hour chasing each other on indoor trampolines.
Love a good dance? Take a rock n roll dance class together. Rock n Roll is a partner dance and makes for a great couple’s work out. Head to Miss Peaches in Newtown on Thursday for a one hour class with Swingtime teachers Kerry and Dave. Grab a drink after and enjoy some live music at the venue.
2. A Fit Date Out Leaves a Lasting Impression
As the saying goes, people may not always remember the things you did but they will always remember how you made them feel. Similar to how we feel about our dentists (as nice as he is, I will always remember him as the guy who puts needles and drills into my mouth), people will link their emotions towards you with experiences they share with you. So the more fun you have on your dates, the more your date will link you to feelings of fun and joy.
3. It Attracts People Who Share Similar Interests
Couples who workout together not only stay together, they are also likely share the same healthy lifestyle. If your date is into active dates, the chances are that you’ll have more in common than date ideas. If you both value health and fitness, you’re likely to share similar views on nutrition, wellness and extra curricular activities.
4. It Encourages You to Challenge Each Other
Research has shown the having a workout buddy actually helps you achieve your fitness goals faster. In a study, husbands expressed they were more engaged in their health and physical activity when their wives were supportive of their fitness goals (Skoyen, Blank, Corkery, & Butler, 2013). Sign up for a marathon or an event like Tough Mudder and train together. Not only does it help you accountable, you’re also likely to create a bond trying to achieve similar goals
5. It’s Backed by Science to Make You Happier
Still not convinced about a fit night out? As mentioned exercise releases endorphins, that feel-good rush you get after a workout. According to the researchers at the University of Vermont, just 20 minutes of exercise an leave you feeling great for the next 12 hours! So even if the date was a flop, you still get the mood benefits of a work out. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Pack your best looking gym gear and make your next date an active one.
Hi my name is Iona, I’m a relationship coach for single women but before I get into my story, lets talk about you. Isn’t it hard to be single? I mean just having to bear with blind dates, bad dates…having to explain why you’re rocking up to another family event solo, dealing with the loneliness is hard even for tough cookies. And then there’s that nagging little fear that you may end up alone with a few cats and dogs…It’s hard being the single woman all the time but it doesn’t have to be…
Sometimes it takes one breakup to change your perspective on life and love. For me, it was the breakup of 2013. It taught me everything I knew about going from single to engaged and having a ton of fun along the way. I write about attraction, dating, breakups and everything in between.