Fitness for Couples

Working out with your partner can be a fun way to be spontaneous, develop a new interests or get fit together. There can be strength in numbers, which includes both physical strength as well as the mental fortitude to continue on with an exercise even when it becomes difficult or repetitive. These three options are purposely varied so that you can mix up your workouts based on strengths and interests.

Hiking

Hiking is a great way to burn calories and get a good workout in while still feeling as if you are on a date. In fact, you can even pack a backpack full of fun foods and drinks to replenish with at the end of your adventure. Hiking is also a good option for individuals who love nature and who are not into the sweating aspect of running. While running together requires having the same pace, hiking can be done at almost any fitness level.

Tennis

If you and your significant other are a bit more competitive, then tennis Coral Gables may be more up your alley. You can play singles with your date or doubles if you know a couple interested in the game. In singles, you will compete against each other, increasing your focus and your stamina. In doubles, you will be working as a team to beat the other couple.

Yoga

While you may think of yoga as being a one-person affair, you can actually incorporate your practice into a partners class. This will help you build strength, balance and flexibility into your body while also developing a healthy sense of trust with your partner. AcroYoga is another option for individuals who prefer to torch more calories.

Of course, there are many more ways that you and your partner can stay fit together. Even heading to your local gym will give you some great options, such as spotting each other lifting weights or using adjacent cycles. By staying fit together, you can inspire each other to be the best your very best.

Spring Break Staycation in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Spring Break already? Wow! How fast this school year is passing by.  We are so excited to go on a family mini-vacation again.  This Spring Break we are not going very far. We are on a staycation.  And our darling daughter already planned where she wants to go-to the zoo. Haha!  But the trip to the zoo is tomorrow.  We still had an hour spare after checking in at Extended Stay of America in Fort Worth so we agreed to go to the botanic gardens.

Japanese Garden in Fort Worth Botanic Garden

I missed this place.  It’s been 10 years since I visited Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the very first time upon arrival in Texas from the Philippines.  A few attractions looked old but the ambiance still feels the same.  Serene.  I can spend all day here.  So lovely and peaceful. My darling daughter loved it here, too.  She said the Japanese Garden is her most favorite.  She fed the koi fish which she enjoyed the most.  We saw a lot of blooms along the pathways but most of the flowering plants are not in full blooms yet.  I am sure in April this place is full of colors.  You should visit.

Beautiful Cherry Tree in bloom. I am so in love with these Cherry blossoms.
The Tea House

If you want to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden, click here for ticket prices and What’s In Bloom info.

How to Choose the Perfect Romantic Getaway for Your Spouse

If you want to celebrate your love and relationship, there are few things more enjoyable than planning and going away on a romantic trip. You will get to spend time with your partner as well as enjoy new experiences and excitement. However, sometimes it can be hard to decide what kind of trip will be the most enjoyable without stressing yourself out or leading to frustration. You don’t have to give up on the idea, however, and you don’t have to hire a pricey travel agent. Instead, consider these facts when you are deciding.

First, pick a getaway that will include activities that you both enjoy. Of course, you will spend plenty of time just relaxing together in your room. You will also want to do some fun activities together. Don’t pick something that is fun for one partner and not the other, no matter how exciting it might sound. Instead, pick something that can be done together and that you both enjoy. For example, a couple that loves to golf can stay at a luxury resort like Indian Wells Golf Resort, giving them ample time to relax together and become closer.

Next, make sure that your getaway is in your budget as far as both time and money. You don’t have to spend a lot to get away from it all and relax with your sweetheart, but you also want to spend enough to make it feel like a special occasion. More importantly, you need to make sure that your getaway won’t get in the way of other responsibilities. No one can enjoy their romance when they are stressed about something important that they are missing at home or are on their phone working. Block out all of the distractions, even if it is just for a single day.

Finally, decide whether you want to try a new place or visit one of your old favorites. New places add excitement but can be unpredictable. Or, visit the place where you first met for nostalgic romance and rekindle your old romantic love.