The Couple That Sweats Together...

01 Mar 2013

Hot dates don’t need to include long, lingering dinners or a bucket of popcorn at the cinema. You’ll have far more fun if you pull on your trainers and work out together!

“Whenever you have something in your life that you can share with someone, it only deepens your relationship,” says trainer Jason Ackerman.

Hit The Court
Grab your racquet and hit the court together. When else can you let out any lingering frustrations over the wet towels he leaves on the bed and still burn 600 calories an hour. Trust us; whacking a ball across the net at each other is far more productive than a session with a Dr. Phil wannabe any day.
BOOK IT: Pavilion Marina Sports Club, Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Call (04) 406 8826. Priced from Dhs175 for 30 minutes.

Paddle Away
Kayaking is all about teamwork. If you don’t want to ahem, rock the boat you have got to make sure that your paddles hit the water at the same time. So burn around 230 calories each an hour by climbing aboard your kayak and taking to the waves.
BOOK IT: Mangrove Tour in Abu Dhabi, priced Dhs150. Visit

Go On A Road Trip
Leave the 4x4 behind and take a road trip using some pedal power instead. Whether you want to ride out to Cycle City near Bab Al Shams or give your thighs a workout off-roading in Ras Al Khaimah, throw some picnic food into a backpack and it’s a multi-tasker’s dream: exercise, a meal and a date all-in-one.

Scale New Heights
If you’re a couple who love an adrenalin rush, take your relationship to the next level and sign up for rock climbing lessons. You will leave the class with every muscle aching, but you’ll be wearing a huge smile on your face. The Quay Club offers several routes that you can climb on its wall, and you can also try traversing the boulders too.
BOOK IT: Quay Club, Mina A Salam. Priced Dhs70 per person. See for more details.

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