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Couples’ Workout Weekend Getaway Ideas


Many couples enjoy working out together, whether it’s weightlifting, running, triathlons, or a slew of other workout activities. For those looking for the next great training excursion or a fun vacation idea with a healthy spin, consider these couples’ workout weekend getaway ideas for training activities. You and your significant other can cheer each other on and push each other to excel athletically in training or in competition with these fun fitness vacation ideas.

Before you get started in planning your couples’ workout weekend getaway, first think about your budget and how far you are willing to travel. You can choose a marathon or triathlon or other competitive event on the other side of the country or you can keep things closer to home if that works better for your budget and your schedule. Once you know any limitations in planning your exercise escape, consider these other tips to help you plan a great workout weekend!

Hiking, Running, or Biking Workout Weekend Getaway for Couples
For couples that love spending time in the great outdoors, breathing in the fresh air and exploring uncharted territory, a hiking, biking, or running weekend could be the perfect pick-me-up in a tired training routine. This kind of couples’ workout weekend getaway can take place close to home or hundreds of miles away. Use your imagination and find a fun location with trails to run or bike, forests to hike through, or beaches where you can jog to your heart’s content. Look for mountains with trails friendly for hikers or find a park with great bike paths you can enjoy. Do a little research and find your perfect place to spend your weekend working out together.

Racing Weekend for Couples
Look for a marathon, triathlon, or even a half-marathon or 5K race located at a destination you would like to visit. Schedule your trip far enough in advance so you and your sweetheart can train and prepare your bodies for the athletic demands. Train together leading up to the event and plan a nice dinner reservation for the night before your race so you can load up on carbs like a satisfying pasta dinner at an Italian restaurant.

Also, consider extending your workout weekend into a long weekend so you and your significant other have a chance to recover and relax before heading back home. You will appreciate the chance to have a bit of fun or soothing relaxation after a grueling workout.

Kayaking, Waterskiing, or Swimming Weekend
A weekend vacation to a nice mountain lake or other location allows the two of you to enjoy some kayaking, canoeing, or a little boating with the chance to go waterskiing or wakeboarding for a great water workout. Swimming is another wonderful activity you can enjoy for low-impact exercise that is enjoyable on your own or with a partner.

To make the most of any kayaking, canoeing, or boating that you do, consider bringing along a snack or a small picnic lunch to enjoy during your excursion.

Training Weekend for Couples
Sometimes you may not have a special workout theme in mind, but you know you want to work on your toning, endurance, and physical wellness. If this is the case, consider going somewhere you can enjoy a wide variety of workout activities like jogging, tennis, yoga, and swimming. Some hotels like the Westin Nova Scotian Halifax Hotel will provide guests with a selection of workout gear (shirts, shorts, sneakers, etc.) for use during their stays. The Westin Nova Scotian Halifax Hotel offers guests New Balance gear known as WestinWORKOUT gear that they can request in the correct sizes so their workout routines are not interrupted when traveling away from home. Upon checkout, guests simply leave the clothing and shoes in the mesh bag. Of course, if the primary reason for your trip is to enjoy a couples’ workout weekend getaway, it is highly likely you will remember all of your own workout gear in the first place, but it is a nice, new offering that several hotels are choosing to include.

No matter what you decide for your couples’ workout weekend vacation, you should be sure to keep up with your normal diet and fluid intake to keep your body healthy. What other ideas do you have for a fun couples’ workout getaway? Share your ideas or a quick recap of your favorite trip in our comments below!

 

Kathryn D'Imperio: