Valentine’s Day Ideas: Romantic Activities for Healthy Hearts

There is so much emphasis placed on buying Valentine’s Day gifts, nibbling on candy hearts, spending lots of money and celebrating the day in pink, red and white.  Valentine’s Day is

really about spending time with the one(s) you love and enjoying each other’s company.  Show your partner how much they really mean to you with some quality time together – with fun, romantic activities for Valentine’s Day!

Keeping your hearts healthy with energizing, exciting and romantic activities is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetie!  Not only are you enjoying each other’s company, but you’re taking steps to maintaining an active lifestyle and a healthy heart.  Not to mention that February is American Heart Health Month.  Heart health is a Valentine’s Day gift your partner can enjoy for the rest of their life!

The following article from shares active ways to stay heart healthy for Valentine’s Day with your partner.  Browse these active Valentine’s Day ideas and pick out a few romantic activities that you and your partner would love to do together.

8 Active Ideas to Do on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is usually a card and candy holiday–throw in a candlelit dinner out on the town and you’re bound to over-indulge in calories. While a romantic night is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, there are other ways to be romantic with your significant other. And, if you’re solo, don’t pout on the couch alone with a spoon and a container of ice cream. Whether you’re a single Sally, single Steve, or sharing the day with someone special; try these activities to burn calories.

Sign Up for a Valentine’s Day Race

Whether you’re a seasoned runner looking to PR or a leisure runner looking for some fun; attached or unattached, get your heart pumping and celebrate Valentine’s Day at a race. Usually themed runs are fun, laid back; offer tons of entertainment and food. Why not make this Valentine’s Day healthy and fun? Sign up for a Valentine’s Day event online.

Calories burned: 30 minutes of running burns about 288 calories, based on a 150-pound person.

Take a Fitness Class

Break a sweat together as you lift weights and boost cardio. You and your partner can motivate each other to workout. This is a great way to push yourself to new heights. If you’re single, sign up a singles fitness class. Meet your mate while doing something you like to do. Find a fitness class here.

Calories burned: 60 minutes of intense aerobic activity burns about 477 calories, based on a 150-pound person.

Go Rock Climbing

Indoors or outdoors, rock climbing builds trust and confidence with your partner. Plus, rock climbing is a great way to build muscle. Challenge yourself, try something new and adventurous. Look for a rock climbing adventure.

Calories burned: 60 minutes of rock climbing burn about 747 calories, based on a 150-pound person.

Relax at a Massage

After a day of activities, why not relax and pamper yourself with a nice massage? Not only is a massage a nice treat, but it’s therapeutic and allows your body to release toxins and function better. Studies show during a massage, large amounts of endorphins are released into the bloodstream. Pain and stress is reduced, while pleasant memories, sexual activity, happy emotions are increased. You can check out to see what Valentine’s Day packages are offered in your area.

Calories burned: 60 minutes of rest burns about 63 calories, based on a 150-pound person.

Take a Camping Trip

Get out of town and head for the woods. There’s nothing more romantic than sleeping under the stars with your partner. Or, grab your friends for a fun and adventurous trip. Explore all the hiking trails during the day, and at night cook some delicious campfire foods while star gazing. Find a campground on

Calories burned: 60 minutes of hiking burns 405 calories, based on a 150-pound person.

Try a Cooking Class

Spice up your kitchen skills and impress others with new recipes that you learn from a cooking class. It’s a great way to interact with your partner, or meet new people who are interested in cooking. You can learn new cooking techniques, tasty recipes, how to pair wines, and more. Check out a cooking class near you.

Calories burned: 60 minutes of cooking burns 180 calories, based on a 150-pound person.

Dance, Dance, Dance

Whether you want to improve your wiggle dance or learn ballroom dance, dancing will get your heart rate up. Not only can you improve your coordination skills, but there’s something sensational about dancing with your partner. You don’t have to be a pro to learn how to dance, be open-minded, have fun and watch your significant other move. Or, grab your friends for a fun evening of music and dancing.  Look for a dance class online.

Calories burned: 60 minutes of moderate dance burns 342 calories, based on a 150-pound person.

Lace-Up Some Skates

Hold hands as you skate around a roller rink or ice rink and pretend you’re a kid again. Spin and jump as you show off your amazing skating skills. Even if you’re not an Olympic skater, trying a few tricks is always fun. You might end up with a few bumps or bruises, but just think about how much laughter will occur because you just let go and have fun.

Calories burned: 60 minutes of skating burns 342 calories, based on a 150-pound person.

Go ahead, be adventurous and try something new this Valentine’s Day. Just think, if you do an activity or two throughout the day, you won’t feel too guilty when you have a piece of chocolate later.

Regardless of your relationship status, enjoy the day with someone you care about and create fun memories with your loved ones.

Want another exciting way to add some heart healthy romance to your relationship?  Salsa Storm has been working to create a “Salsa Community” right in Worcester, Massachusetts since 2007.  Consider treating you and your partner to a salsa lesson at the studio, or go out to Bocado Tapas and Wine Bar in Worcester, MA – Salsa Storm performs there the second and fourth Thursday of every month!

Whatever active Valentine’s Day plans you make this year, just remember to make it fun for both you and your partner.  When you both can enjoy something together, that is what defines a romantic activity.

Enjoy your active Valentine’s Day together!