It’s January and the new year is underway, but we can’t be the only ones whose jeans feel a little tighter and minds a little foggier after a bit too much Christmas cheer. Happily, we’ve teamed up with Datemakers, who send our blind date couples on interesting dates each month, to hunt for some healthier dates.
If you’re shelving the booze for a few weeks, or made an active resolution that you don’t want to break just yet, we’ve come up with several dates to detox, get active and celebrate new beginnings. Book all of these dates and more at www.datemakers.co.uk
Get fit together (£40)
Start the year right and try this workout for two. On this date, you and your partner will spend one hour with a personal trainer, who’ll take you through an array of fun two-person exercises. Not only will this leave you feeling great and pumped full of endorphins but you’ll have the skills you need to keep fit right the way through 2019.
Yin yoga (£20)
Who doesn’t need to wind down after the chaos of Christmas? On this date, you and your partner will join a relaxed and fun yoga class to learn the basics of gaining inner peace and outer strength. A must-do after a hectic festive season.
Introduction to ballroom and Latin dancing (£14)
This one ticks two new year’s resolutions off the list: getting active and learning a new skill. On this date you’ll be joining other couples for an exhilarating ballroom dancing class. You’ll be shown the basics of both dance styles, taught a routine and then you’ll be free to tear up the dance floor!
Bouldering experience (£22)
Here’s one for the go-getters. Bouldering is a low-level climbing activity which takes place over crash mats and is a great challenge if you’re a competitive couple. Get that heart rate up and spend quality time with your partner at the same time.
Aerial silks class (£60)
Here’s another interesting and unique way to get fit in 2019. You’ll have a private aerial skills class with an expert who’s been training for over a decade. After a warm up, you’ll be soaring, tumbling and twisting through the air – just don’t look down.
Sax on the first date (£35)
Learn a new skill in 2019: the ability to keep a straight face when repeatedly told to blow harder. You and your partner will receive an hour-long private saxophone tutorial, where you’ll learn the basics of the instrument and get plenty of time to practice those, ahem, skills.