Valentine’s Day is something you either love or hate. With everyone going out with their significant other or going out with fellow single friends in revolt of the Hallmark holiday, traffic alone is going to be a headache (or heartache).

Valentine’s Day is something you either love or hate. With everyone going out with their significant other or going out with fellow single friends in revolt of the Hallmark holiday, traffic alone is going to be a headache (or heartache).

Steer clear of the usual romantic dinner route (and possibly traffic) and get hot and sweaty with these date ideas instead.

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Archery

Make like Katniss Everdeen or Arrow with this date idea sans the Hunger Games or some criminal with super villain powers. Aside from the friendly competition, Archery is also a great way to strengthen your arms, core, chest, and shoulders.

Calories Burned: 319 total calories/hr.; equivalent to 1 bar of chocolate.

Where To Try It:

Gandiva Archery Unit 703-705 One Corporate Center Julia Vargas corner Meralco Aves. Ortigas Center, Pasig City
The Archery Academy 5/F Intrawest Center, #33 Annapolis St. Brgy. Greenhills, San Juan

Trampoline Park

Trampoline Park

Relive childhood memories of jumping up and down on your bed while getting in some cardio to boot. Almost equivalent to running/jogging, jumping on a trampoline is actually better as it takes around 80% of stress on your joints.

Calories Burned: 271 total calories burned/hr.; equivalent to a dry-cooked fish entrée

Where To Try It: Trampoline Park The Portal, Mayflower Street, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong

Trapeze

Trapeze School

If you’ve ever wanted to run away and join the circus, here’s your chance without the running away part. A fun way to increase strength and flexibility, Trapeze is an ideal date option for adrenaline and fitness junkies. With beginner to expert levels of difficulty, you and your date can spend quality time and learn something new at the same time.

Calories Burned: 365 total calories/hr.; equivalent to a tomato-based whole-wheat pasta dish

Where To Try It: Flying Trapeze PH Federacion Drive corner 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

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Walking Tours

If extreme sports aren’t your thing, walking tours are a low-impact option that’ll burn some calories and tone your legs and bum. In Manila alone, there are a several options to try that mix history, humor, and fun trivia in a 2-3 hour walking tour. Just keep away from culinary walking tours or you’ll end up consuming more than you’ll burn.

Calories Burned: 310 calories burned in 2 hrs.; equivalent to a braised meat entrée.

Where To Try It: Old Manila Walks, Walk This Way

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Wakeboarding

Get away from city traffic and drive a few hours from Manila for wakeboarding. Great to exercise your hand eye coordination, balance, not to mention your core strength, this date option is a road-trip and exercise activity in one.

Calories Burned: 324 calories burned/hr.; equivalent to 1 serving of spaghetti carbonara

Where To Try It: Republ1c Wakepark West Diversity Boulevard Nuvali, Calamba, Laguna

Bambike

Biking

Ever saw the movie My Girl? The one where two kids rode their bikes and had all sorts of fun and trouble till one of them died from being stung by bees? If there’s something to learn from those young lovebirds (other than don’t throw rocks at beehives), it’s that biking is a wholesome way to have fun with a loved one. It’s great cardio, and unlike running which makes you prone to more injuries, it’s better for building muscle and easier on your legs, ankles, knees, and feet.

Calories Burned: 310 calories burned/hr.; equivalent to 2 small bags of popcorn

Where To Try It: Smokey Tours, Bambike Eco Tours

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Indoor Rock Climbing

If your relationship is on the rocks (pun intended) but you’re still going on a date on Valentine’s anyway, try indoor rock climbing. Not only is it a great workout (which burns the most number of calories based on this list) because it works the entire body, it’s also a great way to build trust and confidence in your partner. They will, after all, be the one to keep you secure as you climb up and support you when you fall, LITERALLY.

Calories Burned: 853 calories burned/hr.; seared steak with gorgonzola

Where To Try It: Power Up, Camp Sandugo Fifth Floor, Market Market, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Any more hot and sweaty date ideas? Or do you know other places to try those on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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