As adults, people often get caught up in the day-to-day details of just living. They do not stop and make time for themselves when they have families or pets to care for. If you have found that you are isolated from the rest of the world, you are stuck in a routine rut and/or you are out of shape, it is time to change things. Spring is here, and it is the perfect time to get involved in one of the following three ways to get fit, have fun and make new friends.
Join an Adult Volleyball League
Adult volleyball league signups occur at most bars where there is an outdoor sand pit and volleyball net, such as Flannagan’s. The teams from each bar rotate in a league and play each other for a couple of games on a weekend or in the evenings after work. When the games are done, you get to hang out, have a few drinks and meet people. During practice for the games, you do the same thing, only you get to interact and hang out with just your team members after practice. For fun, there are also some beachball volleyball leagues, if you are interested in a more beach-y type of the game.
Join an Adult Softball or Baseball League
Softball and baseball leagues travel greater distances to play, and provide you with more time on the bench to converse with teammates and get to know them better. There are mixed leagues (men and women) as well as leagues for just men and just women. Most of the time, you can sign up through your city’s parks and recreation department in mid- to late spring and then play through the end of summer. It requires more time and dedication than volleyball, but you get just as much exercise and social time out of it as you would with volleyball.
Join a Sailing/Yacht Club
If land sports are not your cup of tea, then maybe water sports are. If you join a sailing or yacht club, you will have regular meetings with fellow boating enthusiasts as part of your social events. Some sailing and yacht clubs also host annual boat racing events, in which you work with a team of your clubmates to sail a boat (often without engines) in a race against other teams and other clubs. Learning to work very quickly together to execute the movements on a boat so that the wind can move it faster is part of the exercises and drills you will learn.