Fourteen Healthy Activities for February 14
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday, it leaves time for couples to spend the day together without the threat of delayed trains and extended work hours putting a damper on your love celebration. Here, we found some great ways for you and your significant other to get out this holiday, and enjoy the day in a healthy way.
1. Sweat the Love at Pursuit
Bring your sweetie to this Back Bay studio and sweat together in this studio’s stadium style seating. This way, you’ll be prepared for a decadent dinner later that evening.
$24 drop-in, 569 Boylston St., pursuitboston.com
2. Love, Sweat, & Tears at The Handle Bar
Maybe hold the tears…this Valentine’s Day ride is for lovers, heartbreakers, and singles, too. The music will be a mix of love songs and breakup songs, perfect for a healthy Valentine’s Day.
$24 drop-in, 1336 Boylston St., 857-239-9789, handlebarcycling.com
3. Hook Ups, Break Ups, and Make Ups at Sweat and Soul Yoga
This studio has Real Ryder bikes, the kind that sway side to side when you’re peddling to give a total body workout. It’s a perfect holiday workout whether you’re single or spoken for.
$15 drop-in, 1032A Commonwealth Ave., 617-277-9642 sweatandsoulyoga.com
4. Sweat with Your Sweetie at Exhale
This couples-centered fitness class will work the core and the heart for a total body workout.
$25 drop-in, 28 Arlington St., 617-532-7000 exhalespa.com
5. Couple’s Workout at Commonwealth Sports Club
This fitness class includes exercises for couples to work out together. You’ll learn techniques that increase interaction between partners and you can even practice these exercises at home.
$25 drop-in, 1079 Commonwealth Ave. 617-254-1711 commonwealthsportsclub.com
6. Valentine’s Day Swing Dance at South Station
If you have ever had fantasies of everyday commuters spontaneously dancing in South Station, this is the event for you. Starting at 8 p.m., New School Swing will host a dance lesson in the main concourse. Swing and sway the night away with your partner under the iconic schedule board.
Free, 700 Atlantic Ave., 617-249-3715 south-station.net
7. Valentine Tango at the Chamber Orchestra of Boston
At last year’s Valentine Tango, the members of the Chamber Orchestra of Boston noticed that many members of the audience rose from their seats and ventured into the aisles to dance. So this year, for the first time ever, the program includes interactive elements to have the whole audience join in on the fun. Those in attendance will also be treated to tapas and wine to finish the evening.
$20-45 per person, 66 Marlborough St., 617-266-1626 chamberorchestraofboston.org
8. Fall in Love with the Blues at the Tango Society of Boston
Instructors Ruth and Mike will lead the couples through an array of dances to explore the importance of both physical and mental connections in partnered dancing. Couples who take this class will partake in very intimate dancing, dancing with no physical contact at all, and everything in between.
$30 per person, 16 Bow St., Somerville, 617-721-4872 ruthandmike.com
9. Ice Skating
The go-to date for pretty much every romantic comedy ever made, ice skating is a staple of the New England winter. The city offers some great locations to put your skates on and glide across the ice including the Frog Pond Skating Rink and the rink at Boston Harbor.
10. The Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge at Nashoba Valley Ski Area
If you and your partner are looking to hit the slopes this Valentine’s Day, the Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge presents great value. For the price of admission, you’ll hit the slopes, partake in friendly racing competitions, enjoy a barbecue, and help promote cancer research.
$60 per person, 79 Powers Rd., Westford, 978-692-3033 jimmyfund.org
11. Cupid’s Undie Run at Fenway Park
Cupid’s Undie Run is an event for those seeking a more risqué Valentine’s Day experience while also supporting a great cause. As the event name suggests, participants strip down to their underwear and run around Fenway Park. Proceeds go to the Children’s Tumor Foundation to fight neurofibromatosis.
$55 per person, 9 Lansdowne St., cupidsundierun.com
12. The Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market at the Center for Arts at the Armory
Cooking Valentine’s Day dinner at home this year? Make a day of it and head out to the winter farmers’ market to grab fresh ingredients from local farmers and vendors.
191 Highland Ave., Somerville, 617-620-1497 somwintermarket.org
13. Valentine’s Day Sushi Class and Lunch at Red Lantern
Those of you who have watched “Jiro: Dreams of Sushi” on Netflix already know that making sushi involves a lot more than simply putting fish on rice. In this class, couples will have the opportunity to dive deeper into this Japanese culinary art and learn more about pairing sushi with different sake and Champagne options.
$200 per couple, 39 Stanhope St., 617-262-3900 redlanternboston.com
14. Special Valentine’s Day Class at Kareem’s Restaurant
Step out of your comfort zone and take a class in Arabic Cuisine from Ahmad Yasin, owner and chef at Kareem’s Restaurant. Here, you’ll handle fresh ingredients and spices to create gourmet dishes while discussing Arabic cooking history and philosophy.
$65 per person, 99 Common St., Watertown, 617-393-1880 yasinculinary.com