This Valentine’s Day, forgo the chocolates in favor of a fun, fit activity that will bring you and your significant other closer. Single? Grab a friend or family member for some bonding time with an added health benefit. Below, we’ve rounded up a few local activities that are even better in pairs.
Yoga: Test your strength, balance, and flexibility in Power Yoga Tribe’s partner yoga workshop, February 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. The class combines acro yoga, where participants use each other’s bodies to attempt lifts and aerial movements, and Thai yoga, a restorative partner-based practice. Owner Christen Scott is also a clinical psychologist and notes that acro yoga promotes unity. “Plus, it releases the same neurotransmitters that you receive from a hug or holding hands, so it increases physical connection,” Scott says.
Kayaking: Kayak the Jupiter Inlet and befriend manatees with a tandem rental from Jupiter Outdoor Center. When the sun begins to set, paddle up to the “Love Street” hammock or a sandbar to pop some bubbly and relax.
Dancing: It takes two to tango, and Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer group and private lessons in the “dance of the heart” and plenty of other styles that will have you and your beau twirling on the dance floor.
Biking: Hop on a tandem bike from the Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop, and spend the day trekking down Lake Trail and exploring the island’s rich history and beautiful sights.