As big a part of my life as the IT world is, it’s not the only thing I think about. I also happen to be an avid fitness enthusiast! I believe exercise and wellness are big parts of leading a happy, healthy and successful life, and I’d like to pass that on to you.

In this series, I’ll share simple and effective tips and insight for leading a healthier life. Keep these in mind, and you’ll be surprised by how soon you feel a difference!      

 

This week I’ll be sharing a few ways you can make fitness a group activity with your significant other.

Exercise is probably not the first thing you think of when planning a romantic evening (yeah, yeah. I know – this isn’t that kind of blog though). However, there are a lot of really fun and exciting activities you and your partner can do as a couple that will also get both of you up and moving.

The next time you find yourself planning a night out with that someone special, why not try:

  • Indoor Rock Climbing – There are usually a few different setups available to cater to any skill level, so even if neither of you has ever tried climbing before, there will be something you can handle.
  • Bike Riding – If you don’t have a bike of your own, you can always rent one for an afternoon. Hit a trail or cruise through a local bike-friendly park, and don’t forget your helmet!
  • Geocaching – Just about every city or town has at least a few Geocaching sites, and hunting for an unknown treasure left by a stranger with the help of an app is a great way to liven up a hike or a stroll through town. Just be sure to remember to bring something small to leave behind for the next person to find.
  • Miniature Golf – Inexpensive and low-skill compared to a round of 18 holes, miniature golf is a fun way to spend an evening. A little friendly competition can liven things up, and a couple of hours spent walking the course is a lot better for you than a couple of hours spent sitting in a dark theater with a tub of popcorn.
  • Laser Tag – While it sounds more like an activity for a kid’s birthday party, all that running, dodging, and hiding makes for a decent workout – and it’s a lot of fun! It would make for an awesome group date activity if you have a few adventurous friends to bring along.
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding – A low-key alternative to surfing that doesn’t require a ton of skill, stand up paddle boarding is a perfect way to get out on the water without winding up in it.

Even going for a walk with your coffee instead of sitting in the café, or taking a Frisbee or a four-legged friend along to a picnic in the park can add some movement to what would otherwise be a stationary activity. Start with something easy and fun, and who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourselves training for a marathon together, or signing up for a mud run someday soon.

For more information, join Central Florida Fitness Tips on Facebook or get in touch me right away at (407) 409_-7519 or info@lanmasters.com.

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