February is the month of love and a time to celebrate the special people in our lives.
Make note of the romantic theme and create a fitness date to get in a great workout and spend time with the one you love!
There are high-energy active dates for couples as well as low-key but aerobic activities for you and your partner.
According to Get In Shape for Women, certainly being active or working out with a partner helps to keep one another accountable!
Great winter activities include sledding and snowboarding as well as skating and cross country skiing.
Snowshoeing is one of the oldest ways to trek through the snow, and if you don’t have a pair, you can rent one from Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook. A 150-lb person will burn up to 700 calories in an hour of snowshoeing!
Take a walk! This activity is a great option nearly all year round. With 145 miles of trails in DuPage forest preserves, there’s always an opportunity to change your scenery with every walk.
Most DuPage forest preserves are open daily from one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset. Hiking burns about 600 calories an hour at a moderate pace.
Places like Brookfield Zoo even offers a map to navigate a half-mile trek around 215 acres. The zoo is open year-round!
With 52 miles of recreational trails, taking a bike ride also has endless options along the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail. Cycling burns between 500 and 800 calories in an hour and works several large muscle groups.
For those looking for a more even more high-energy options, consider a partner kayak for an afternoon on the water, rock climbing, or sign-up for a 5K race together this spring.
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