Valentines Day is almost here, which means a lot of high-calorie romantic dinners and heart-shaped boxes full of sugary bon-bons.
Tradition is nice, but for health-conscious people like us, this particular holiday seriously needs an update. This year, why not go for a romantic outing that has zero calories and literally gets the heart pumping? Invite your valentine on a fit date.
What’s a fit date? Any type of recreational sport, workout or challenge that you can enjoy together. Strap on some ice skates and hit a local rink or pond (an option this unusually cold winter has made more widely available). Take that long trail-hike you’ve been fantasizing about. Go for a bike ride. Or invite your loved one to share some indoor fun like a rock-climbing wall or a nice pool swim. The choices are endless.
The best part? Enjoying an après workout dinner or drinks together, and knowing you earned the indulgence together.
You don’t have to be part of a couple to enjoy a Fit Date. Invite a friend you’d like to becomesomething more. Hey, it’s your Valentine’s Day. And because you’re not asking them on a classic date, it will lessen the awkwardness
Try it and you might be amazed at how the sparks can fly when you get a little, ahem, physical.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Michael Wood, CSCS
Chief Fitness Officer, Koko FitClub
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About Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer
Michael Wood, CSCS, is Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub, driving the development of integrated strength and cardio training and nutrition programs for Koko members nationwide. A nationally acclaimed fitness expert, Michael has conducted research as a Senior Exercise Physiologist at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and has lectured at Boston University and the University of Connecticut. He has been named Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” Personal Trainer, and made the Men’s Journal “Dream Team” list of the nine best trainers in the U.S. Michael and his family live in North Attleboro, MA.