RECOMMENDED: Fitness guide to NYC
Learn new bedroom tricks
Coco de Mer
The first NYC outpost of this eight-year-old British boutique, founded by Justine and Samantha Roddick, puts the ass in class. Workshops—referred to as "salons"—cover topics like domination, role-playing, new toys and sex tips. If you're less into education and more into edutainment, you can also bring your significant other here for one of the sessions focused on burlesque and erotic performance art. 236 Elizabeth St between E Houston and Prince Sts (212-966-9069, cocodemerusa.com). $25--$65.
At this women-friendly sex-toy boutique chain, browsers are encouraged to handle all manner of playthings. The shop also stocks a huge variety of condoms and hosts frank sex-ed classes—many of them free—on a variety of subjects ranging from bondage and blow jobs to erotic writing. 43 Mercer St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-966-2120) * 462 Bergen St between Flatbush and Fifth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-638-3820) * 94 Rivington St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts (212-375-1701) * babeland.com
IC Fitness Customized Personal Training NYC
Irv Cheung's 55-minute-long couples conditioning circuit uses your partner's body mass in lieu of machines or free weights. Though push-ups aren't particularly lovey-dovey, many of the exercises require a lot of trust, and the training can prove a strengthening experience—for your muscles and for your relationship. 811 Seventh Ave at 53rd St (347-628-8203, icfitness.com). Mention TONY and pay $179 per couple per session (normally $210).
Prana Mandir Yoga Studio
This venue offers two-hour two-person workshops, available at all levels, in which you'll support each other in postures and balances you wouldn't be able to sustain alone. By moving and breathing together, you'll increase the sensitivity and trust between you—especially during the lifts and other poses aimed at freeing you from your earthbound limitations. Best of all, it'll make you loose and limber in the sack. 4 W 43rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, suite 501 (212-803-5446, pranamandir.com). Individual participant $30, couple $50; register via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone to find out when the next workshop is.
Reignite the romance
Mini food tour and a midnight movie
Wander the Lower East Side, using food as foreplay. Start at Nolita classic Cafe Gitane(242 Mott St at Prince St, 212-334-9552) to share French-Moroccan staples like spicy Moroccan olives and oranges ($6) and couscous with red peppers, raisins, potato, toasted pine nuts, hummus and eggplant ($11.50). Then gaze at each other over a few Asian ales at Michael Bao Huynh's Vietnamese beer garden, Bia(154 Orchard St between Rivington and Stanton Sts, 212-780-0010). You'll need them to wash down the spicy green papaya salad ($7) and a plate of crab spring rolls ($7). Top off your meandering meal at The Stanton Social(99 Stanton St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts; 212-995-0099, thestantonsocial.com)—the bevy of multi-ethnic sharing plates include French-onion soup dumplings ($12) and red-snapper tacos ($10). Once you've satisfied one urge, paw each other in the dark at a midnight movie at Landmark's Sunshine Cinemas(143 E Houston St between First and Second Aves; 212-330-8182, landmarktheatres.com; Fri, Sat midnight).
Do something silly together
Skee-Ball and beer
If your idea of doing reps involves lifting a High Life can to your lips, this is the date for you. Full Circle Bar is a watering hole dedicated to the hybrid sport of Brewskee-Ball (drinking and rolling), a retro good time known for lowering inhibitions. The joint offers a rotating selection of five American craft beers, plus more than 40 different cans ($3--$6), which are not only harder to spill when tossing a ball, but are also helpful in facilitating the night's true sport: hooking up. 318 Grand St between Havemeyer St and Marcy Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-725-4588, fullcirclebar.com)
Tourists and Al Roker may go to Rockefeller Center or Bryant Park, but you know where the most romantic New York ice-skating experience is to be had—the City Ice Pavilion, NYC's only rooftop rink. You'll be too busy laughing and falling over to notice the other skaters hating on your hand-holding. 47-32 32nd Pl between 47th and 48th Aves, Long Island City, Queens (718-706-6667, cityicepavilion.com). $5--$8, skate rental $5.
Get a room (by the hour)
Herald Square Hotel
For a quick tryst, this budget boutique hotel offers Manhattan's best value: Three hours in a basic but clean and comfortable room is $65. Even better, the "short stay" rate is valid from 8am until midnight, making a romantic rendezvous possible at almost any time of day or night. Bookings are on a walk-in basis and subject to availability. 19 W 31st St between Fifth Ave and Broadway (212-279-4017, heraldsquarehotel.com)
There's no pretense here: This motel proudly proclaims multiple adult channels on the set and special positioning pads to assist in your favorite "exercise activities." Two hours at any time of day or night will cost a reasonable $60, and bookings are available on a walk-in basis. The European-style rooms are spartan but clean and designed with nookie in mind: You'll find mirrors, mood lighting and—for an extra $15—a Jacuzzi. 51 Tenth Ave at 14th St (212-741-2333, libertyinnnyc.com)