Feel the love—and the burn—with these 7 hot and tempting calorie-shredders. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, it's hard not to ...

The Sexiest Ways to Burn Calories

Feel the love—and the burn—with these 7 hot and tempting calorie-shredders.

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, it's hard not to feel like love--and lust--are in the air. Lucky for you there's a way to latch on to that romantic vibe while also clobbering calories. (Search: Calorie calculators) Here are 7 lusty ways to feel the burn.

Calories burned were calculated for a 160-pound person and are based on the Compendium of Physical Activities.

The Sexiest Ways to Burn Calories

Take a romantic walk

Consider ambling the first base of lovey-dovey sweat sessions. Even a very slow stroll (about 2 miles per hour) burns nearly 150 calories. Boost your pace to about 3.5 mph and you'll torch about 250 calories in 60 minutes. Plus, for men, there's an added perk to hoofing it: A study from Boston University found that a 2-mile walk each day may reduce the risk of impotence. 

Give a massage

A good old-fashioned rubdown will help your partner relax while giving you a chance to shed 290 calories in one hour. Just don't shortchange your partner--in order to reap the maximum calorie-burning benefits, you need to stand up while giving the massage. 

Sign up for pole-dancing lessons

You won't come home with a fistful of dollar bills, but pole dancing classes--available at many gyms and dance studios--are a great way to blast calories, build strength, and improve flexibility. Not to mention that you'll feel super sexy while you sweat (some classes even invite participants to come in heels!). You can burn up to a whopping 600 calories in a 60-minute class.

Try Latin dancing

If we've learned anything from Dancing with the Stars, it's that doing the cha-cha, tango, salsa or rumba is a surefire way to rev your libido and slim down. In addition to spending some sultry sweat time with the one you love, you'll burn more than 200 calories an hour.


No, there's no burn bonus for stripping down to your skivvies (or less), but a leisurely swim kills about 435 calories in an hour, and treading water knocks out 290. Research has also indicated that swimming may alleviate depression and anxiety, which makes for a happier, more relaxed relationship.


A kiss holds the power to transform frogs into princes and also to turn calories into dust. Okay, so making out won't magically slim you down--but 60 minutes of smooching will burn about 70 calories (about three Hershey's Kisses' worth!). 

Do the deed

Making whoopee, knocking boots, getting busy: No matter what you call it, sex burns calories. A one-hour session will effectively eliminate about 100 big ones. Start working on your stamina so you can enjoy a guilt-free postcoital snack!