A while back I went to a party and I ran into an old “guy friend” of mine.
Things between us have become a little awkward since he asked me out and I politely declined.
He was offended and I hadn't seen or heard from him in a while. The reason I said no, was because I felt that we were operating on two different energy wavelengths.
He didn't really enjoy any physical activity or the outdoors and those things were important to me. He preferred playing his musical instruments and watching old movies.
At the party, he asked if we could do something over the weekend and I said, "Yes, how about we play some tennis?" and he said, "How about golf, that's more my style."
And there it is, in a nutshell.
Finding a sport that you like is a great way of meeting like-minded people.
Maybe you just moved to a new area and you are looking to meet some friends or you are trying to find a significant other. Either way, combing a fun activity with meeting people is a good way to branch out.
There are many activities that can be done on your own, like, biking, running, walking or swimming, and there is a lot of merit to that, to working out on your own!
It's nice not to have to rely on others and to be able to fit working out on your own time. It's also important to focus and spend time alone.
However, doing these activities with others can serve as motivation! We often perform better when others are watching, we tend to get better by observing others, and if we know someone is waiting for us... we won't back out.
By seeking out the activities that you enjoy and doing them with others, you can achieve multiple benefits at one time. Happiness, health, fitness, and social benefits can all come from finding the right activity. Try something and if you see you don't like it, or you are not meeting people, then you can always try something new.
A lot of it has to do with perspective. I try to find new and interesting activities. Trying them out ends up becoming an experience and the people I meet along the way enrich my life.
Here are some examples of group activities:
• Running groups
• local biking groups
• group classes at the gym ( Zumba, spinning, kick boxing)
• rock climbing
• group tennis lesson
• boot camp and many others!
How do you get your FIT together?