Looking for ways to incorporate more activity into your love life? Interested in finding healthy date ideas that don’t always revolve around food and drink?
A great way to make sure you’re active as a couple is to plan fun dates that get your heart racing (and not just for each other!). These active date ideas are a great place to start.
Save this list of fun and fit-focused date ideas for when you need to spice up your dating routine.
With these creative ideas, you will be able to bring a sense of teamwork, health and play into your romantic life.
They’re even made for multiple stages of your relationship — from first date to life partner — so you can find active things to do no matter who you’re seeing.
If you are going on a first date…
Going on a trip is a great first date idea because not only is it casual, fun, and gets your heart pumping, it’s also completely free!
Because why would you spend a bunch of money on someone you won’t even like tomorrow?
Even if the date fails, you can still get an enviable photo of the scene at the top for your Instagram.
2. A walk in the park
Want an active date experience that doesn’t lock you in for hours with a complete stranger? Try walking through a pleasant park.
You can decide how long you want to stay without committing to a full dinner or a movie, and you can burn a few calories along the way. Win-win!
Take a load off your feet and opt for some wheels. Biking is an easy way to cover a lot of ground, allowing you to see more of the area you live in
Suggest a leisurely ride on the cycle path as you chat along the way.
You can even stop to refuel for a healthy picnic before heading back!
4. Miniature golf
Well, maybe you don’t want to break a sweat with someone you’re meeting for the first time.
Miniature golf is a great option for a more relaxed date experience that still gets you moving around without sitting next to each other like you would at a job interview.
It’s fun and affordable, plus, you can be playful and flirty with competitive banter!
Much like miniature golfing, bowling will get your competitive juices flowing in a fun environment.
This is a great way to gain insight into your date’s personality: Are they a sore loser? Do they rub balls of sewage in your face? Can they laugh with you when you slip and fall?
Discover these important personality traits with a game that keeps you moving.
If you are on it from 3rd to 5th…
You’ve got all the basics out of the way, so it’s time to turn up the heat with a night of dancing.
Is there chemistry? Are they confident in their actions? Do their two left legs match yours? Find out how your body works together while working up a sweat!
This can be done in any place where there is some background music. Just don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Paintballing is a great way to see the more naughty side of your new crush and work through some playful frustrations.
If the timing feels right, you can use this as an opportunity to meet each other’s friends for a group date.
The first few dates are casual, light, and focused on finding out if there is any romantic potential.
Now that you know you like each other’s personalities, go a little deeper with a yoga class. Yoga is intimate, vulnerable and frankly, it can be quite sensual.
(And it doesn’t hurt that you’ll be able to show off your strength and flexibility!)
4. Escape room
This date idea will not only keep you on your feet, it will also work your brain! You have to work with your partner (and maybe a group of friends) to find clues and solve puzzles.
the brain And Brown? Now that’s a combination you’ll want to keep!
5. Beach volleyball
Do you guys share a love for the beach? Go on a date that lets you share your passion for sun, sand, and sports.
You can use it as an excuse to show a little skin.
And if you get hot after working up a sweat in the sun, cool off with a swim.
If you’re in it for the long haul…
1. Rock climbing
You are now in a committed relationship, so strengthening the team is important!
Coach each other through tough internal rock walls and show your SO that you can be supportive and reliable during a difficult challenge.
2. Ice skating
Ice skating is the perfect winter date night for couples, especially during the holidays when you want to remember why it can be fun to be frozen.
It’s romantic, dreamy and great for a laugh while you’re trying not to slip.
3. Walking the streets of a new city
Take your partner on a mini-trip to a new city – even if it’s only an hour away.
When you’re in a long-term relationship, you have to find ways that keep you from falling into boring routines, stale routines.
Walking the streets of a new city will definitely help break any boredom. See how many steps you can get while you explore!
4. Salsa dance class
Has the passion fizzled? Spice it up with a steamy salsa dance class!
Learning new skills with your partner encourages communication and teamwork, which are vital to a sustainable relationship.
Who knows, you might even meet another couple in class who will join you for more salsa double date nights!
5. Chase your dog at the dog park
Your dog is the true love of your life, and your partner is lucky to come second. Bring your pup on date night and chase your four-legged friend around the dog park.
You’ll want to make sure your dog still approves of your significant other, and it might even make you think about getting some puppies of your own one day!
Special Occasion Date Ideas…
1. Amusement park
Does your partner prefer Disneyland or Six Flags? Plan a special trip to an amusement park for a fun, active and carefree day to celebrate something special.
Sure, you can spend some time standing in line, but every ride in the park takes a lot of walking!
2. Group laser tag
For an unforgettable birthday activity, get the whole team together for group laser tag.
It will make you feel like a kid again and spend some quality time with the ones you love the most!
You’ll forget you’re even “exercising” when you’re trying to avoid the other team.
3. Surf lessons
For a fun birthday or anniversary treat, treat your partner and yourself to a challenging surf lesson (or two)!
Surfing will allow the two of you to connect with each other and with nature, making this a gift that can bring you closer in many ways.
Plus, you’ll probably work a fit of laughter while you both try to figure out how to stay on board.
4. Group dodgeball
Channel your inner Ben Stiller with a fun game of dodgeball.
It’s a unique group date idea that can make everyone wonder, “Why don’t we do this more often?”
Dodgeball gets everyone rowdy and rowdy, which is perfect for a special occasion date where you want to get a little crazy.
Roller rinks create a great party atmosphere. They play fun music that gets people moving and dancing, and they can accommodate large groups.
Plus, rollerskating (or rollerblading!) will likely tap muscles you don’t use every day.