1. Spa Day : The Tried, True, & Spawesome
At Live Love Spa, we are obviously firm believers in the positive effects of a spa day. Do a couples massage, visit a spa that has gardens or co-ed pool, drink tea, and take a few hours to show love to yourselves and to each other.
Korean spas have a “wet” side that is gender separated because you’ll be naked but typically have lots of rooms that are co-ed as well. Relax, have lunch, and spend time lounging around in rooms of different temperatures.
Ball out for your boo at a fancy resort spa. The one pictured here is Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, they have an incredible Balinese massage, whirlpool soak, and champagne package. Most resort spas will have an option for two so just call and ask!
2. Home Spa
Health and happiness starts in the home. I’ve personally found that creating a space where you can have wellness dates even when short on time, energy, and funds is incredibly important to the longevity of any healthy relationship.
Cook a Healthy Meal Together:
Our friend Krystal Champion wrote Kitchen Wellness, a book on healthy meals and the ingredients double as spa treatments so you can make any of these recipes a super fun activity. Cooking can be (and should be) an active and creative partnership instead of a chore.
3. Get Out, Get Fit.
Break the mold of your normal routine and engage in a fitness activity together. There are tons of blogs that will give you ideas for “fit couples” but what is missing for me is the intention behind the activity.
Why is this fitness experience made better by your partner being there? Are you trying something new you normally wouldn’t? Are you working towards a goal together, like a marathon? Do you want a common hobby? Before you force your partner to try yoga, think about your intention.
Hike + Meaningful Romance Exercise:
Find a beautiful trail and a spot to lay down a blanket and talk in nature for awhile. Check in, what do you love about each other? What are some adjectives you’d use to describe your relationship to others? What are some silly moments that made you think, “haha that’s why i love them!”?
Rent or buy a telescope and identify stars. Talk about your astrological signs (whether you find any validity to it or not rarely has any effect on how fun it is to discuss). Commemorate the date with cosmos inspired accessories!
Many studios have “bring a friend” discount passes so be sure to check online or call first. Yoga has the power to tune you in to your own thoughts and body. That sort of consciousness can only help in how you communicate your needs to one another.
4. Create Community Together
Make the world a better place together. Activism, volunteer work, and engagement in local commerce feels amazing and will be far more fulfilling to the soul than any Netflix binge.
Support local artisans and farmers by shopping small. Most of these items will have a better story and you’ll cherish them more than their mass produced counterparts.
Join an existing project like:
- Community Garden
- Recycled Materials Turned into Art
- Volunteer at a Women’s Center
- Volunteer at a Shelter
- Volunteer for a Local Music Festival
What are you passionate about? Start there and see how you can make that part of your community thrive!
5. Get Educated
Learning new skills together will allow you to learn how your partner’s brain works in a whole new way. Hopefully, you can take these skills into the future and plan even more fun dates!
Take a Class Together:
There are so many classes out there, and so many happen at a reasonable hour so if you have kids, you don’t have to pay for a sitter to stay late. Try sailing, handmade noodle making, DJing, sushi rolling, painting, paddleboarding – tell us what classes you’ve tried in the comments 🙂
What other ideas do you have for combining wellness and romance? What are some healthy practices for you and your partner? Share your tips with the community in the comments below!
-In Love and Light,