Keeping Fit with Friends: 8 Fun Activities Everyone Will Enjoy


Keeping fit and healthy can be challenging when everyone is on a busy schedule but arranging some activities to enjoy together will help boost fitness levels for the whole group. Engaging in activities with friends will make exercising much more fun, so here are a few activities you can enjoy as a group:

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1.      Roller Skating

Donning a pair of roller skates and your protective knee and elbow pads might seem bizarre, but roller skating is great fun and can even become competitive if you end up loving it. Indoor sports centers and skating rinks are a great place to visit as a group and you might even end up forming your own roller derby team.

2.      Swimming

Joining your local leisure center and taking a dip in the pool is the first step to enjoying this activity. Swimming is relatively easy if you take your time and get used to it, slowly building up your fitness. It also helps if there is a nice sauna to enjoy after you have swum a few laps of the pool.

3.      Badminton

Badminton is one of the easiest sports to get the hang of, and after a few swings of your racket, you will be leaping back and forth desperate to win. Played in pairs or as doubles, it’s great fun and easy to enjoy for everyone.

4.      Yoga

For the less energetic, yoga is a great activity for those who aren’t into cardio sports. Yoga is great for flexibility and balance and helps to relieve stress and tension. It may take a few bouts of falling over giggling before you master your first few moves, but once everyone is on board, you can build up your poses together.

5.      Jogging

Whilst jogging can be enjoyed solo with a pair of headphones on, jogging with friends helps to build up the pace as you keep up with each other and push each other on. It is also much safer to go jogging in pairs or a group. The award-winning engineers at xFyro audio created the most advanced pair of waterproof earbuds on the market, bringing next-generation technology today’s active listener

6.      Martial Arts

Taking up a martial arts classor a self-defense class will really boost confidence. Not only will it boost your fitness, but it will also make you feel much more capable in uneasy situations. It is unfortunate that self-defense is ever necessary, but it’s worth knowingwhat to do, just in case. Joining with a friend means you can keep on practicing at home too.

7.      Rock Climbing

For the adventurous types, indoor rock-climbing is a fun way to build up strength in an environment that isn’t the gym. Book a group beginners’ session and those of you who love it can keep on going back.

8.      Hiking

Whilst a walk through the park is nice, if you love the outdoors and enjoy great scenery, it may be even better to go on a hiking trip. Packing a picnic and going somewhere more rural makes for a great weekend trip. Just be sure to check the weather before you confirm dates.

9.      Cycling

Cycling is a low impact exercise and something you can easily do with friends. To begin with, if you are not used to spending long periods in the saddle, keep your group rides relatively short and stick to the speed of the slowest cyclist. Once you all gain some much-needed fitness, you can plan longer rides in more scenic places. Trail rides are always fun, although you will need the right types of bike to ensure there are no accidents. Lastly, make sure you wear suitable safety gear, such as a cycle hat.

10.  Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is enormous fun. It’s great if you have some experience, but even total beginners will enjoy a relaxing trail ride somewhere scenic. Book a group ride with your friends and see the world from a whole new perspective. Horses are amazing creatures and riding is great exercise. The only caveat here is that you’ll need to let the riding stables know if any of your party is very heavy, as they may not have a horse suitable.

11.  Gym Classes

If you have never spent a sweaty hour doing hot yoga or body pump with your friends, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. It’s much easier to push to the limit when you’re competing with friends. Friends encourage us when we are tired and yell at us when we want to give it up. Go on, you know you want to!

These are just a few of the many great activities you can get up to with your friends. It is important to stay fit and healthy, and the gym isn’t everyone’s favorite place to be, so it can be fun to explore other options. Keeping fit with friends makes exercise much more fun.