5 Fun and Healthy Activities To Do On Valentine’s Day
I’ve never been the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. Maybe it was because I used to spend each year alone. Perhaps because I had it in my head that you could only celebrate it if you were coupled up. Either way, I didn’t get into the holiday until a few years ago. While it helps that I have a loving fiance to celebrate it with, that wasn’t the primary reason I fell in love with Valentine’s Day.
For me, it is a day to celebrate the love you have with others and with yourself. It is a day to spread love, no matter who you are spreading it too. Whether you make dinner for your spouse, go to the movies with your mom, or enjoy the day to yourself, Valentine’s Day is a day of love.
Okay, cheesy moment over. However, I want all of you to enjoy this day of love! For my fiance and me, we always celebrate it by doing something fun and healthy. I’ve never been a big fan of the movie and dinner night. Mostly because it is the BUSIEST day to go see a movie or head to a restaurant, but also it isn’t us.
We like getting out and trying new things or taking a walk in nature.
To me, celebrating love means making memories and being able to have deep conversations.
It’s hard to do that in front of a cinema screen. While we love our movie nights, we want our Valentine’s Day to have a little something special.
When Adidas asked me what healthy activities I plan on doing this Valentine’s Day, it was an easy question to answer! I was not paid to write this article, but I thought it was a perfect time to share some of my favorite activities to do on Valentine’s Day.
So if you are partnered up or alone, I have a few fun and healthy activities you can do this Valentine’s Day. Each of these gets you out of the house, having fun, and doing something you might not always do.
What to do this Valentine’s Day? Well skating, of course.
My fiance and I have done this for two years in a row, and it is always a great time. Granted, I did fall and fracture my tailbone (because I’m the biggest klutz you’ll meet), but it was still a great time.
I laughed at him for trying to be a pro skater, he laughed at me for falling, and we cuddled up to keep warm when we took occasional breaks. It was a blast!
Do you not have a place near you to go ice skating? See if a gym in a neighboring town has one (we found one inside a Genesis), or go rollerblading! You’ll still have a great time, and you can try your hand at those 70s dance moves you’ve seen in the movies. Either way, you’ll feel some serious nostalgia putting on those rollerblades!
Head for a game of bowling.
This might seem not so romantic, but you’d be wrong. Yes, wearing used shoes might seem a little gross, but I promise you’ll have a fun time with this activity. As a matter of fact, this was the first date I went on with my now fiance.
I was too scared to ask him out, so my friend asked him to join us for a game of bowling. I sucked the entire time, he smiled in the cute way I love, and the rest is history.
Now I’m not saying this will help you find the love of your life, but you’ll definitely have a good time. Grab a few friends or loved ones and head to your local bowling alley.
You’ll get active, have a blast laughing and socializing, and potentially get a little competitive (in a healthy way, of course). I feel like bowling gets a reputation for being a little kid sport, but it can be enjoyed by all!
Take a yoga or pilates class.
This idea came from a date night my fiance and I did a couple of years ago. We took a little trip to a neighboring city, went to hot asana yoga, and had a dinner date afterward. Not only did we sweat away all of our body weight, but we also had a seriously good time!
Now, I’m not saying go to hot yoga (however, you’ll love it!). You can even do yoga from the comfort of your home if you like. However, getting your body moving either with yourself or a loved one can be extremely therapeutic.
For me, yoga doubles as an exercise and a form of meditation. I always leave feeling lighter and happier. Plus, you get the excuse of wearing those cute yoga clothes that make you feel super sexy (a win/win).
New to yoga? Find a beginner class or skip entirely and do some other form of workout course.
You could try your hand at dancing, pilates, or anything that entices you. By sharing this experience with a loved one, you are making deeper connections.
Plus exercising releases endorphins, which makes you happy, which makes for a good date. Even if you are solo, being happy is always a good time.
One of the best activities to do for Valentine’s Day is to take a trip.
Whether heading a few miles away to a neighboring town or across the country, taking a trip is always a romantic getaway (or a solo discovering warrior!). Take the weekend off and head someplace new or a close town and go exploring.
You can walk around the local shops, discover new finds in museums, or find some other form of entertainment to explore. I absolutely love doing this! For my birthday last year, we went to South Dakota for the weekend.
We went hiking, touring the sites, and spent quality time together. Not to mention, this is where I was proposed to, so it holds a little sentiment for me.
It’s always romantic to be in a city where you only know the person you are traveling with. You both get to explore the place around you together and share that memory. I’m a firm believer that you should spend money on memories rather than objects.
Why not spend money on the memory of a new place with someone you love?
Enjoy some quality entertainment.
Enjoying entertainment could be an array of things. Depending on what you two enjoy, get out of the house and do something you don’t always do.
This date night could be anything from seeing a movie, going to a concert, attending a party, going to a play, or visiting a museum. Make it something you don’t always get to do so that it feels special.
I love going to concerts with my fiance and loved ones. We get to bond in the car drive to the venue, and I love watching his face light up when he sees his favorite musician on stage.
It might not seem romantic, but sharing happiness is one of the best things you can do with your partner.
You could even combine this with a short trip somewhere new. Find a concert in a nearby town and make a plan to stay for the weekend. You can explore the city by day and dance to your favorite musician by night.
Still unsure what to do? Some other fun and healthy activities you could do this Valentine’s Day include:
- Going on a hike in your local area
- Taking a bike ride around your favorite park
- Heading to a nearby zoo
- Going rock climbing (either at a gym or outside)
- Heading to a nearby lake to walk around and enjoy a picnic
What are your plans this Valentine’s Day? I think we’ll be spending the weekend taking a yoga class, walking around our local lake, and cuddling up to our current favorite TV show. Let me know your plans in the comments below or over on my contact page!
Whether you are celebrating this holiday with another person or happily single, I hope each and every one of you have a healthy, happy, and loving Valentine’s Day!
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