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Couple Workout Dates and Ideas

Let’s make date night fun AND healthy! Did you know it’s actually SUPER easy (and fun!) to get in a great couples workout while also spending time with the one you love?! With that being said, we have over 50 active date ideas that double as a couple workout for you right here! Not to mention, a couple workout is a great way to get your heart pounding and your connection deepening! (Doesn’t that sound ideal?) AND, if you’re new to active dates or fitness, don’t worry! We have included both high intensity and low-key fitness date ideas to suit any fitness level! Ready to get your sweat on with your sweetie? Let’s go!

Couple Workout Ideas

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To make browsing these couple workouts easier, we’ve split all these amazing ideas into 4 over-arching categories (outdoor dates, indoor dates, group activities, and recipes) and then divided them based on the activity and energy level (You’re welcome!)

Grab your water bottle and let’s do this!

High Energy Outdoor Couple Workout Ideas

First off, if you are in search of high intensity, active activities that you can do as a couple workout and also as a date, this category is perfect for you! However, keep in mind that you’ll need a lot of energy for these couple workout ideas. But don’t worry! They’re so much fun you won’t feel tired for a minute! And let’s be honest. Anything you do with your partner by your side is instantly made better, right? Try these high intensity couple exercises and activities for your next date night or day date!

Couple Rock Climbing

  • Rock Climbing – For the record, this is one of those adventurous dates you’ll quickly get obsessed with! Scale nature as you use every muscle in your body and see some amazing sights through rock climbing! Additionally, you can always check out your local community center, YMCA, or any local rock climbing groups for more information on great climbing sites or how to get started.
  • Snorkeling – Snorkeling can be a fun and romantic way to get in a couple workout! That is to say, you could experience a whole new world of underwater wildlife together! What could be better than that! On that note, consider topping off a day of snorkeling with our fun Beach Party in the Basement date idea!
  • Tough Mudder – This multiple mile obstacle course will be a couple workout that will challenge you and your partner’s stamina, strength, confidence, and endurance. Remember, it’s not necessarily about winning the race, but rather how you finish it! In other words, this is a perfect bonding opportunity for the both of you!
  • Ice Skating – There is something so romantic about an outdoor skating rink, right? Probably because there’s one in almost every romantic holiday movie! If romance on your date is what you’re looking for, then consider ice skating where you create special memories of your own!
  • Tubing – Without a doubt, spending the afternoon on a lake with your sweetie being pulled behind a boat is the definition of a perfect, active date! Additionally, all you need to make this date happen is access to a tube and a boat (and maybe some sunscreen!). Then, once you and your spouse get the hang of tubing, try water skiing or wake boarding! Certainly you’ll feel the burn in your arms and core the next day.
  • Paddle Boarding – The perfect couple workout for a day date at the lake, river or even ocean! Paddle boarding allows you and your spouse to have individual boards or join forces and be on one together. Not to mention, you’ll work your entire body with this one!
  • Partner Kayak – Relatively easy to pick-up, partner kayaking and canoeing are popular river and lake activities AND a perfect couple workout. For starters, rent a kayak for the afternoon. Then, enjoy time with your spouse as you get in a great arms workout.
  • Skiing – Whether a natural mountain or man-made resort, skiing is a popular winter date option, no matter the location. If skiing isn’t your thing, snowboarding, tubing, and hanging out at the lodge are all viable options too!
  • Biking – A great couple workout for both high intensity workouts and low key afternoon rides. Talk to local biking enthusiasts for the best trails, what type of bike would best suit your needs, and the best times to purchase a bike.
  • Running – Even if it’s simply going around the neighborhood, a run with your spouse allows you time to bond and work towards a fitness goal together, like a local 5k or a full-on marathon! This is a couple workout that you can continue every week, or even every night!

Outdoor Date Ideas That Are Low-Key

Do you love being active with your sweetie but want to slow things down for date night? These couple workout ideas that are low-key and outdoors should suit your needs perfectly! Enjoy a night OUT that’s centered around exercise! However, don’t worry about over exerting yourselves. These active date ideas are still outdoors and fun, but much more low-key! P.S. Exercise + Hanging Out = A workout without even knowing it! Talk about an ideal date night!

Couple at Theme Park

  • Theme Parks – Talk about a perfect date for adrenaline junkies! Exploring a theme park is a perfect way of getting in a full day of walking and thrill-seeking, especially hand in hand with your sweetie!
  • Frisbee Golf – Going at your own pace, this game allows for couples to bond and practice that ever-challenging frisbee throw! We have the perfect frisbee golf date to set up at home and play anytime you want! (Includes free printables too!)
  • Walking the Dogs – This easy and active date idea benefits both you and your pooch! They will be thankful for the exercise AND it’s a no-fuss way to leave the house for a half hour! Don’t have a dog of your own? We have the perfect Dog-Gone date that has you visiting your local animal shelter and “renting” a dog for a few hours.
  • Miniature Golf – Ah mini golf! A classic date night! This game of mini golf is a great way to have a slow paced date and add some friendly competition to your relationship!
  • Visit a Zoo – A throwback to your childhood, visiting the zoo is not only a great way to learn about current animal conservation but also get in a day of walking while learning something new!
  • Be a Tourist – Explore the sites and sounds of your city by planning a day of seeing local landmarks and museums. All of that walking is great for some light cardio and it is a great way to spend the day hand in hand with your spouse!
  • Shop the Farmer’s Market – Help support local businesses by spending the morning at your local Farmer’s Market. Not only will you spend a few hours walking, but you can also stock up on organic vegetables to make sure you’re also eating healthy, too.
  • Hiking – Enjoy a casual (or advanced) hike date with your sweetheart! Chances are there are tons of hiking trails in your area. If you’re more daring, try an overnight hiking trip! Don’t forget to research your hike in advance through local nature conservatories and online information sites so you’re well prepared.
  • Sledding – In the winter, this is an excellent low-key couples workout for the park next door or the giant hill in town! Pro-tip: Invest in a good sled and a couple pairs of gloves. You’ll thank us later! 😉
  • Geocaching – Dive into a real-life treasure hunt led by GPS! You and your spouse will work as a team to navigate coordinates all around the world!

High Energy Indoor Couple Workout Ideas

Sometimes the weather prevents a good outdoor couple workout, but no problem! Here we have great, high intensity workout ideas that are perfect for getting your heart pumping while staying inside. And don’t worry! Having to stay indoors will not ruin your date night! These ideas are entertaining, affordable, and perfect for any night of the week. The question is, which one will you try first?

Indoor Roller Skating

  • Rollerskating – This throwback to childhood nostalgia is a fun way to challenge your balancing skills and skate to your favorite tunes! Additionally, you can cling on to each other all night and that’s never a bad thing!
  • 7-Minute Scientific Workout – This high intensity circuit training provides maximum results with minimal investment. Sounds pretty amazing, right? BONUS: This couple workout is focused on key areas of the body through fast repetitions and is the perfect workout for the busy couple who wants a quick sweat indoors.
  • Dancing – Build confidence in your relationship while burning some serious calories with a dancing couple workout! If you’re not quite sure on your moves, try a dancing class together or our Dancing with the Stars Date.
  • Indoor Rock Climbing – A great couple workout and a great way to introduce yourself to the sport if you’re new! Indoor rock climbing will challenge you, no matter the level! Plus, most climbing gyms offer day passes, parties, and monthly membership options, so don’t forget to look into those!
  • Crossfit – Even if you’re not quite ready to join a “box” yet, you can get your WOD (workout of the day) on by checking out some Crossfit-inspired workouts online. Also, Crossfit gyms often post deals online, so be on the lookout if you and your spouse are interested in joining.

Low-Key Indoor Active Date Ideas

Sometimes you just want to take it easy and stay in for date night! That’s totally fine too! Luckily, we’ve got you covered with these easy and low-key indoor couple workout ideas. Choose from one of these active dates that keep the fun indoors and are more laid back. These also work as great at-home dates you could do when the kids are in bed or playing independently!

Couple Doing Yoga

  • Yoga – Namaste! How about a date that increases your flexibility and mental awareness through meditation? Yes please! Couples yoga requires balance and cooperation as you work together to accomplish a fitness goal. You could even join a yoga studio or pick up a few DVD’s from your local library. If you want to expand your date night, try out our Eat, Pray, Love Date.
  • Breakfast in Bed – Eating breakfast together is a perfect low-key way to start your day off in a healthy way! Present the most important meal of the day to your sweetheart with this incredibly sweet gesture!
  • Pillow Fights – Yes, it might seem a bit childish, but after a few minutes of intense cardio and a whole lotta laughs, this is the perfect way to start off your day. You can even shower off together afterwards!
  • Home Improvement Project – Spend a day tackling a home improvement project together. Not only will this be fun and active bonding for you and your sweetheart, it will feel GREAT to check something off your to-do list! This Romantic Master Bedroom Retreat is an excellent DIY project idea with 5 easy steps for making over your bedroom.
  • Bowling – This is an inexpensive and active date that is fun and so reminiscent of childhood memories! Mix it up by using bumper lanes, cosmic bowling, goofy bowling stances, or anything else for a good laugh! Want to make it a group date? Try our Funky Town Date, that not only includes bowling but crazy costumes and silly challenges.
  • Gaming – While not often associated with exercise, there are tons of video games that promote fitness and fun competition (aka perfect for date night!) Check out games like Just Dance or Wii Boxing. If you’d like to expand your gaming night into a group event, try out our Wii Party Date Night.
  • Indoor Water Parks – Lazy rivers, drop slides, and fountains galore! This is a great way to channel your inner child and have a ton of fun with yours spouse! Try exploring internet deal sites such as Groupon or Living Social for a great deal on an indoor water park package. Also, many hotels have deals solely for their indoor water parks while simultaneously offering you a staycation for the afternoon!

Group Workout Ideas

If you want to get out and about with a big group, but are unsure of what to do, these group workout ideas are great for groups of all shapes and sizes! Also, they are a good way to switch up the “normal” date night you may be used to. Get an intense or casual workout in as a group using the ideas below! And don’t forget to send out a simple invite beforehand to get everyone pumped up!

Group Fitness Class

  • Paintball – If you want an amazing way to release stress at the end of a busy week, then paintball is a perfect group workout idea! Just don’t forget to wear layers and expect a few bruises!
  • Flag Football – Gather some friends in the park for a rousing game of flag or touch football. If you’d like to raise the stakes, try your own version of a Competition at the Park!
  • Trampoline Fitness – The trampoline trend is booming all over! Check out trampoline gyms for the entire family or a jumping fitness class with friends. You’ll love this idea for an awesome cardio workout, couple workout, and a night out with friends!
  • Spartan Race – This idea is for a group of friends who really love a challenge! The Spartan Race is a series of obstacles that range from 3 miles to marathon distances. ESPN describes these races as a “true test of will.” If you’re looking for a great team building event, this is it!
  • Zumba – Ditch the gym workout and join a dance party instead! You’ll be constantly in motion at a Zumba class. You even have the potential of burning a 1,000 calories with dance moves that are fun and sassy.
  • Fitness Class – It’s often easier to workout with a buddy, so sign up for a few classes together! Jump Fitness and Zumba are already on this list, but you could also try out the trendy SoulCycle or Barre Fitness. If that’s not your style, try a BeachBody workout like our P90x Date.
  • Ropes Course – Completing a ropes course with a group of friends is an adventurous date that can be as challenging or as difficult as you’re comfortable with. Containing both low and high elements, a ropes course is a great opportunity to build confidence and personal development. Look to local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts groups to help find a ropes course in your area. This would make an awesome couple workout as well!
  • Ultimate Amazing Race Date – Check out this date idea for everything you need to create your own hometown Amazing Race with your friends! (It’s quite the workout, trust us!) Lead your friends through a widespread route with clues, games, and prizes. Also, free printables are included!
  • The Color Run – If you’re going to try a 5k with friends, definitely look into the “Happiest 5k on the Planet.” This 5 km run is less about your time and more about the experience! With lively music and color throws throughout every point in the race, there’s no doubt you’ll have fun! And by the time you finish, you’ll be covered in every hue of the color wheel!

Healthy and Delicious Recipes

So you’ve gotten a bit of exercise in using the couple workout and activities above. Now, whip up something healthy, but super yummy, to enjoy together! You can’t go wrong with healthy AND delicious ideas like these! PLUS we’re certain you’ll feel fabulous about yourself AND your relationship after physically connecting with your sweetie!

Healthy Yogurt Parfait

  • Turkey Club Quesadilla – This recipe is perfect for two and a great post-workout lunch. The guacamole and salsa are the perfect added touch!
  • The Very Best Granola – Try this delicious granola recipe to start your day with or to top off a mid-day snack. The pecans in this recipe make this so tasty!
  • Egg-in-a-Hole Heart – Whole wheat toast with some delicious grains never looked so good with this adorable addition!
  • Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – Cookies that are good for you? Say no more!
  • Green Smoothie – Green smoothies have been all the rage this year and these recipes for two will give you and your honey the perfect boost of nutrients for your day.
  • Basket of Healthy Love – Try this darling basket that is filled with snacks that are good for you!
  • Sweet Potato Quinoa Jar Salad – Practical and delicious! This Earth-friendly option allows you to take your salad on the go in a stylish container. Perfect for picnics for two!

Now that you’ve browsed all these awesome couple workout ideas and healthy recipes, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your fitness on with your sweetheart for date night!

And we hope you have a fabulous time trying some {or all!} of these couple workout and active date ideas!

About the Author: Kimberly

Hello beautiful people! I'm Kim, a nukes Air Force officer out in Montana who loves to read, craft, and inspire. I'm married to a wonderful Marine-turned-Teacher named Ryan and we have two German Shepherds, Holly and Blu. When I'm not doing military work, I also love to volunteer and cheer on the Wisconsin Badgers!

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  1. I really like your idea to go mini golfing. That sounds like a great way to have a good time while getting to know someone. My brother is looking for date ideas, so I will make sure he reads this article.

    1. My husband and I recently started running together and it has become a time that I really look forward to! I think exercising with your spouse is a great idea!! Way to go!! XO