Find A Husband In 90 Days: Fitness Speed Dating at Switch Playground with Datefit!By Delaina Dixon | July 17, 2019 | Get Fit
In my ongoing quest to find true love, I’m pretty much up for anything. So when I was alerted that a new fitness phenom in NYC had partnered with a new fitness-oriented dating app for “Love At First Switch,” I said swipe me up.
Switch Playground is a revolutionary total-body HIIT experience that combines the best of cardio, bodyweight conditioning and weight training in a labyrinth of Playground activities, complete with a live DJ, lighting and special effects. Switch Playground partnered with Datefit, the new app where potential matches are “uniquely tuned to fit with your interests and passions, and what you’re looking for in a partner,” for an inventive fitness dating event. Forty women and 40 men would partner up at the Switch’s different workout stations for a 2-minute sweat meet. When time’s up, men would move right as women move left, giving us all the chance to meet someone new… maybe a special someone that could become our fit one and only.
I tried to look cute as I could for a sweaty dating session. After Switch Playground’s brisk yoga warmup, we were instructed to our first station, mine being a stationary bike. Thank goodness I started there. Everything after that would be grueling! On the bike I spoke with one young gent who told me why he liked this unique way to meet new people. “You get to meet someone before the first date, so it’s not so awkward,” he shared.
It was great to leave those first date, “what should we talk about” jitters on the workout floor. And since a guy is seeing you in workout gear (showing off your strong fit body!), I didn’t have time to worry about being too short or making sure I didn’t stress sweat through the date. I was sweaty after the first two minutes on the floor.
And on Switch Playground’s floor I lifted, squatted, jumped and pulled my way through 19 more stations. The guys I met were super supportive, cheering me on and giving me pointers on form. There were a lot of high fives and “go girl!”
While I didn’t make any love connections, I was surrounded by many sweaty shirtless hunks, so score! Switch Playground is always a partner workout, so even if you arent doing a fitness dating session you’re bound to meet someone new. You can use the Datefit app to connect with someone who loves conditioning just as much as you do and check out Switch Playground together. I know I’ll be back to show this playground what I’m made of.
photo credit: Switch Playground, Amanne Media