The arrival of cold weather sends many scurrying for their couch and comforters. With a little ingenuity, however, the chilly season is the best time of the year.
Things get even better when you include your partner. Try one of these nine fun winter hobbies for couples, and the first robin of spring will appear before you know it.
When it comes to torching unwanted pounds, you can’t do much better than cross-country skiing. A 150-pound person burns nearly 500 calories per hour, all while having way more fun than they would on an elliptical machine.;
Bid adieu to all that silly advice about getting in shape for spring and summer. If you tackle this winter workout with your beau, you’ll already look sleek and toned under your parka.
Yes, you can get all hot and sweaty long after September — and outside of the sheets to boot. Hot yoga can help you detox and feel like you need a cold shower in January.
This workout is ideal for anyone who complains of feeling chilly all the time. Classes take place in a room heated to at least 105°F with 40% humidity.
“Do you want to build a snowman?” You don’t have to be fans of Disney’s “Frozen” to sing along and get in on the game.
Create a challenge to see whether you or your partner can invent the most original sculpture. Alternatively, join forces and create a masterpiece the neighborhood kids will marvel at.
You don’t have to have the skills of Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner to enjoy a day on the ice together. You can have fun even if you do nothing more than holding each other up.
However, if you have the means, why not invest in some lessons? Maybe you won’t master a triple salchow — but either way, you’ll have a blast.
If you and your beau want to show off toned gams in your shorts this spring, take up snowshoeing this winter. This sport works your quads and hamstrings like few other activities.
This suggestion works best if you live in the upper midwest or another region that sees significant accumulation. It takes a little while to get the knack, but once you do, the entire pristine white wilderness is yours and your partner’s.
If you read this suggestion and wondered if the writer wasn’t right in the head, hear me out, please. Camping in wintertime offers some of the best cuddling opportunities ever. Plus, it might be the best season of all for the pastime if you live somewhere like Miami or Phoenix.
If you have an enclosed pickup truck, you can throw an air mattress in the back of your cab to stay off the cold ground. Bring plenty of wood for campfires and marshmallows for s’mores and bundle up for a night under the stars.
If it seems like the night sky is even more heavenly in winter, you aren’t imagining things. Two reasons explain why you can see more stars in winter.
Warm weather traps more particles in the atmosphere’s inner layer, obscuring your view in the summer months. Plus, the northern hemisphere points toward deep space, not the sun, this time of year. You can spend the evening identifying constellations or creating a new one named for the two of you.
Do you and your mate have a full schedule of entertaining lined up for the winter holidays? Even if you don’t, you might want to throw a celebration to show off your new cooking skills after taking some classes together. You can finally master how to make a perfect roux for that gumbo.
This idea is fabulous if you and your mate come from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Why not learn to prepare the authentic cuisines of each other’s origins? You could also put your heads and heritages together and invent a new fusion dish that would wow even Gordan Ramsay.
When was the last time you and your sweetie tripped the lights fantastic? If you stopped dancing once the club scene started wearing on you — or the pandemic interrupted your date nights — why not give ballroom dancing a try?
This fun style of fitness teaches you to anticipate your partner’s moves, helping you to move in harmony together. Your coordination on the dance floor could spill over into daily life, making you an even stronger team.
The snowy season doesn’t need to mean hibernating indoors in front of Netflix. Try these nine fun winter hobbies for couples and make the cold months the best ones of the year.