Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fit: Staying Fit With Your Loved One {Run Shop Eat Repeat}

It has been far, far too long since the loveliest of lovelies, Sarah of Run Shop Eat Repeat, has guest posted on Twentyapolis. To celebrate it being almost Friday, and that Valentine's Day is only a week away, she's sharing a few ideas to stay fit with your loved one on Valentine's Day. Thanks, love!



Hello Twentyapolis friends, I am so happy to be back guest blogging for you guys! 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means – love is in the air, and candy and chocolate is just about everywhere else. My husband and I have been together for over ten years now and we have plenty of chocolates, homemade cupcakes and four course candlelit dinners under our belts, so we’re celebrating the most romantic day of the year a little differently this year: with a gym date.

Yep, we’re spending Valentine’s Day at the gym… and couldn’t be more excited about it! We’ve committed to helping each other stay on track with our health and fitness goals, and scheduling regular work outs together have become an important component of that plan. Whether you’re splurging or keeping it healthy this Valentine’s Day, all this romantic togetherness provides the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to reassess your health and get active together. We’ve all heard the saying, the couple that plays together stays together, so here are my top five tips for staying active and fit (and have fun doing it) with your loved one this Valentine’s Day:  

Plan a romantic fitness date – The majority of our Friday night “date nights” start with a workout or walk together. If you’re not a gym fan, try doing something active that’s fun like hiking, skiing, swimming or playing tennis. If you’re looking for a challenge, try a new activity like paddle boarding or participating in a local race.

Give a fitness-related gift – If you belong to a gym already, consider treating your partner a session with a personal trainer. If yoga or golf is more along the lines of your partner’s fitness style, then there are plenty of fun accessories that are sure to be a welcome present. Other ideas include a subscription to a health magazine, workout clothes or in-home gym equipment.

Train together – Spring is right around the corner, which means so is race season. Fortunately Minneapolis has some sort of race going on every weekend so there’s never a shortage of events to sign up of. From themed-5k’s to triathlons and the tough mudder, there’s a race for everyone so pick something that interests you both and train for it together!

Join a recreational sport together – There are plenty of co-ed sports leagues during all times of the year. From beach volleyball to indoor bowling to tennis, there are lots of options out there. 

Involve the dog – If you’re itching to get more active but your partner’s resisting, it’s time to enlist the help of your four legged friend. Dogs need exercise too and if your pup is anything like mine, he’ll be pulling both of you down the street in no time. 

You can find me at or on twitter or Instagram for more fitness tips and ideas. I hope you have a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day!

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