Lots of studios in Washington are offering couples fitness classes in honor of Valentine's Day. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user Impicard.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to give your love life a little TLC. But if you’d rather avoid a bellyache due to chocolate overload, we recommend getting those endorphins rolling and signing up for a couples’ fitness class.
Not only has exercising together proven to increase partners’ sexual desire, but heading to the gym or yoga studio regularly is sure to increase flexibility and strength, which can only help the health of your love life.
These local studios are offering workshops and classes this month for couples, friends, and families who want to celebrate love and fitness together.
Tranquil Space Studio
1632 17th St., NW; 202-328-9642
This quaint studio is offering a partner yoga class for those “looking to explore deeper connections in their relationships.” Couples will learn how to breathe together and connect their hearts through vinyasa yoga. All levels welcome. Friday, February 10, from 7 to 9 PM. Register online for $50 per couple.
4708 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-248-6304
Lil Omm’s Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga class is ideal for couples looking for a fun and relaxing environment. Those ages 16 and up are welcome, and the class will end with a yummy chocolate tasting. Friday, February 10, from 8 to 9:30 PM. Register online before February 3 and save $10 off the $40 per-couple fee.
Who says Valentine’s Day can’t include the whole family? Lil Omm also hosts a Valentine’s Day Family Yoga class, which also ends with a chocolate tasting. Children ages 5 and up are welcome. Sunday, February 12, from 2 to 3:30 PM. Register online before February 3 and save $10 off the $40 per-family fee.
Flow Yoga Center
1450 P St., NW; 202-462-3569
Couples will connect at this Partner Yoga for Lovers workshop through breathing, yoga postures, meditation, and relaxation techniques. All levels welcome. Saturday, February 11, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Register online for $45 per couple.
The Bar Method DC
750 Ninth St., NW; 202-347-7999
If you really want to impress a date this Valentine’s Day, try out a the popular Bar Method class at its Date Night at the Bar event. Beer, wine, and snacks will be on hand as a reward (and relief!) post-workout. Friday, February 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Register online for $10 each.
Past Tense Studio
3253 Mt. Pleasant St., NW; 202-462-9642
Loving the single life but still want a date for Valentine's Day? You can meet your match at Past Tense Studio's YogAmore class for singles, an hour-long session that will be filled with other unattached folks. Led by dating coach Jeffrey Platts, the class ends with ice-breaker games, refreshments, and drinks. Friday, February 10, from 8 to 10 PM. Register online for $15 per person.
For couples, the studio will host a Date Night yoga session the next day from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. All levels are welcome. Register online for $20 per couple.
Down Dog Yoga
12973 Highland Crossing Dr., Ste. A, Herndon; 703-437-9042
Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga at Down Dog Yoga is sure to give you and your beau or girl “a grin and a giggle.” Instructors Emily Clark and Beth Nichols-Howarth will lead this playful workshop, where couples will learn to build trust and communication. Looking to meet your future hubby or wife? Feel free to head to the class alone—the instructors will play matchmaker for you. Saturday, February 11, from 1 to 3 PM. Register online for $35 per person.
Tranquil Space Studio
3528 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-829-6428
Massage therapist Barbara Jazzo will take you and your significant other or friend through basic Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques at the Massage for Couples or Friends workshop. Wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Pregnant couples are also welcome. Saturday, February 11, from 5 to 7 PM. Register online for $60 per couple.
Studio Body Logic
2417 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-739-7601
Relax with a loved on at this studio’s Couples Massage With Your Valentine Workshop. Couples will learn basic massage techniques, which can always be put to good use after a long, stressful day. Sunday, February 12, from 2 to 4 PM. Call the studio to register for $60 per couple.
Sacred Well Yoga Studio
450 W. Broad St., Falls Church; 703-989-8316
Give the gift of touch at Sacred Well Yoga's couples massage workshop. Massage therapist Patrick Cassidy will teach Swedish massage techniques and how to relax and relieve stress. Sunday, February 12, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Register online for $100. Prices will increase to $125 after February 5.
Willow Street Yoga Center
6930 Carroll Ave., Ste. 100, Takoma; 301-270-8038
Can’t make it out on February 14? Head to Willow Street Yoga for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration at its Best Valentine Ever: Partner Yoga for Yogi Couples workshop. Couples will help each other do backbends and give each other massages while in child’s pose. Saturday, February 18, from 2:30 to 5 PM. Register online for $75 per couple.
Is your studio offering a special class for Valentine’s Day? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the details, and we’ll add it to the list.