Working out is always more fun with your partner!  Luckily, Greater Palm Springs is brimming with wonderful indoor and outdoor activities that will make your partner fall in love with you all over again. No matter what your fitness level, you’ll find plenty of ways to meet your fitness goals with your partner throughout this oasis.

Benefits of Working Out Together

Studies show that having your partner’s presence with you as you get into shape together, train or attend group classes can help you inspire each other to stick with and achieve fitness goals.

Plus, their presence induces psychological bonding and greater romantic attraction. Remember those days of sweaty hands, a racing pulse and shortness of breath just thinking about your love? Combine that with a workout for a double whammy!

Having a shared, common goal can help inspire new habits, motivate, and support your decision to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Hike to New Heights

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Another great way for you and your sweetie to enjoy a heightened fitness experience coupled with some snuggle time is on Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world’s largest rotating tram. This two-and-one-half mile historic cable car ride along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon transports riders to the pristine wilderness of Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

Once you reach the Mountain Station, plan your hiking excursion with over 50 miles of pristine hiking trails. Don’t forget to hydrate by picking up water and few healthy snacks for the hike.

Are you more of the outdoor type? Greater Palm Springs boasts numerous outdoor hikes for all levels, ranging from nature walks to trails that challenge even the most experienced of hikers. Check out the full list of local trails here.

“OHM”mazing Yoga

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What makes Greater Palm Springs an oasis for the ultimate experiences in fitness, wellness and healing is the vast opportunity to engage in various yoga practices and styles. There’s something for everyone of every fitness level, from beginners to yogis. Whatever your personal, physical or mental goals are, there are programs and studios to suit your yoga practice needs. Evolve Yoga offers an inspiring, nurturing, peaceful and trusting environment from gentle yoga, to restorative yoga, vinyasa, and yoga for balance, flexibility, strength & core.

Have the “hots” for yoga?  Take a trip for two to El Paseo’s Bikram Yoga Palm Desert or Bikram Yoga Plus. Bikram Yoga is deemed the fountain of youth, and students looking to lose weight, build muscle tone and enhance well-being can benefit from this practice. Other benefits include relieving back problems, chronic pain, depression, insomnia, digestion problems, high blood pressure and arthritis.

Why not elevate your practice with aerial yoga? People of all ages, shapes and sizes can enjoy the benefits of aerial yoga at Bliss Yoga in Palm Springs. Aerial yoga offers a different perspective to yoga to promote a younger, more bliss-filled you!

For more options, check out our list of yoga classes in Greater Palm Springs.

Swing into a Couple’s Workout

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There’s a reason everyone from celebrities and presidents to PGA and LPGA pros love teeing off in Greater Palm Springs. Pristine golf courses from celebrity architects can be found throughout this golf oasis. Check out our top picks for celebrity-designed golf courses in Greater Palm Springs here.

Love Match

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The renowned Indian Wells Tennis Garden offers memberships and a full-service, year-round tennis club for you and your partner to practice your backhand. Local resorts including La Quinta Resort & Spa, Renaissance Indian Wells and JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa also offer tennis facilities for your next doubles match.

Make A Splash

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Make a splash with your workout routine with one of the many group pool workouts at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center. Dive into boot camp-style water workouts, or unleash your inner child with a trip down the aqua-slide. Either way, you’re sure to have a splashing good time.

Health & Wellness Events in Greater Palm Springs

If you are somewhat active and physically fit, why not challenge yourself and your partner by participating in local fitness events? The events hosted in Greater Palm Springs attract fitness enthusiasts from all over the world. It’s a great opportunity for you and your partner to meet new friends, challenge your goals and enjoy this beautiful desert oasis with a healthy frame of mind. 

Options to get your energy pumping include 5K runs and the Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells, La Quinta event. Find a full list of health and wellness festivals, events and happenings here.

Find Your Fitness Oasis

So, grab your partner’s hand and invite him or her to be your “movement” partner. Go out. Go explore. Learn together. Laugh together. Inspire your fitness journey together. You will connect in an entirely new way and possibly open to greater communication and understanding. Cheering on your other half will bring a greater sense of joy and accomplishment as a team.

You might just find that jointly participating in an exciting physical challenge (no matter what level) or planning a fitness vacation helps you see and appreciate your partner in a new light, feel more satisfied with your relationship, and fall more in love with your partner.

After all, the couple that sweats together, stays together!

For more, check out health and wellness in Greater Palm Springs here.