Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Fitness & Exercise

Enjoy a date and workout this Valentine's Day

See also

This year for Valentine's Day, why not do something different? Dinner and flowers are safe and acceptable, but also over-played. There are plenty of different, exciting and healthy options. They can make for a memorable Valentine's Day, and may score brownie points as well.

Here are a few suggestions:

-Take a cooking class together. Find a class in Chicago here. A local college may offer classes as well. Even if you can't go on Valentine's Day, you can get ideas for a romantic dinner ahead of time.

-Go ice skating. This can bring you back to your high school dating days. Hold hands, laugh at yourselves for slips, and feel like a teenager again.

-Go dancing. No, not at a bar or club, but real dancing. Getting dressed for the night and lots of holding on to each other is perfect romance. In the back of your head, know you're burning off a ton of calories, which also helps the romance down the road.

-Forgo giving gifts and join a class together. Yoga, Pilates and spin classes just some of many options. You get to spend time together, encourage each other, and share goals. As an added benefit, it gives you a standing date night that your relationship could probably use.

-Join a Valentine's Day themed event. Chicago holds a Cupid's Undie Run if you're adventurous. If not, safer options include the Chicago Cupid's Chase 5K, or the North Shore Cupid's Love Dash. Along with the event, you can get some time walking/running together to prepare.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!