There's gotta be a fun social solution to working out, right?
October 20, 2008 12:18 PM Subscribe
I need to get fitter, but I am notoriously bad at sticking to an exercise regimen. Help me think of fun, social things I could look into to get fit and meet people!
posted by actionpact to health & fitness (28 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm twenty five, female, 5'10" and 180 or so pounds. I'd like to drop 15-30 pounds and get more active and healthy-- I eat reasonably well and am trying to improve this all the time. But I've been sedentary for a good long time; I just started a part time job that is keeping me more active (retail-- running about, lifting things, you know) but it's not going to be a miracle worker, of course. I had a gym membership for a year and barely used it, something I deeply regret now and consider going back to, but I'm afraid I'll get into old habits. I'm learning how to ride a bike currently so I'm hoping that will help me get the heartbeat racing, but I also thought now that I'm getting some extra income I could look into a class or something that would teach me a fun skill and get me meeting new people, without making me think 'UGH, this is exercise [and thusly, not fun.].' Dancing, cardio, fighting, etc? Though preferably nothing that is mostly running-- I'm not a runner at heart.
So what sort of things can you suggest? Nothing's too crazy, really. My balance isn't great but I don't mind looking like a fool starting out. I am a nerd and a creative person, so anything weird or offbeat is always game. (Though rollerderby isn't really an option, though it looks fun.) I just want to get my brain rolling-- I'm hoping I can find something I can bike to around here so I can get extra exercise in.