With Valentine's Day coming up on Monday, it's (past) time to start thinking of great date ideas. Last year, we carefully considered how a group fitness class might -- or might not -- be the perfect Valentine's Day date. Let's say you decided that it is indeed a great date idea. Which class should you attend? Here are the ideal classes with which to accomplish the goals of this particularly important date.
- You want to laugh, show her how comfortable you are in your own skin, and goof around.
Class: Zumba. Unless you have some dance experience, the moves will probably feel awkward, which gives you plenty of opportunity to let her shine and to show her that you're able to have a great time even when you're not, you know, smooth.
Save for later: BodyPump. There's nothing charming or goofy about falling down under the weight of the bar -- which you loaded heavy to, you know, impress her.
- You want him to see your dedication to exercise, and the fantastic definition in your shoulders.
Class: BodyPump or 24S.E.T. These classes can be wildly challenging, but they're also good for beginners because the moves are simple enough and a good instructor gives cues for proper technique. You can show off your toned shoulders, and if he's a gym rat to begin with he will likely feel pretty comfortable in a strength training class.
Save for later: Yoga. He can't watch you while he's focused on his own downward dog -- with his eyes closed, no less, if he's following the teacher's suggestion.
- You want her to find out if she's just as pretty when her makeup is smeared, she's gasping for breath, and her shirt is soaked with sweat -- and if she can handle some discomfort with a smile -- or to find out if she still thinks as highly of you when you don't smell like daisies.
Class: Indoor cycling. If you've worked hard at all, you will come of the cycling room looking, shall we say, not your best. And you will definitely need a shower.
Save for later: Pilates. It's a fantastic workout, but it's the type of class you can usually do in the middle of the day without missing a beat.
- You want to really connect and get romantic.
Class: Partner yoga. Check it out at Greenwood Athletic Club on Friday, February 11; space is limited so register now! Gazing deeply into each other's eyes, breathing in unison, supporting each other's poses -- what's not to love?
Save for later: Everything else. Partner yoga is where it's at for Valentine's Day.