If like me, you are trying to increase the time you spend socialising then it can be hard to fit everything in. If you say yes to bingo, when can you squeeze in that walk or the visit to the gym? That is why you should consider combining the two and socialising while you exercise. It's pretty easy to do, in fact, many activities are set up for it. Read on to find out more.

The Gym

The gym is, of course, a great place to get fit, but let's be honest it can be a little intimidating going on your own. Especially when you are feeling a bit out of shape. So why not go with a friend instead? You can travel there together or meet at the gym if that's easier. Then you can support each other as you go around, even having a bit of a chat and some quality time out of the house. In this way you will feel that satisfaction of connecting with a friend, so much so you won't even noticing that you are working up a sweat!

A Running or Jogging Club

Another great fitness and social activity you can try is to join a running club. There are actually around 1400 of these clubs all over the country, so it shouldn't be too hard to find one near you. They offer different groups for runners of various levels. Something that means you will get you in with the beginners if you haven't done it before. This is great because you will instantly have something to bond with others over. As in this sort of situation, it can be pretty easy to make new friends and break the ice. Of course, over time you are likely to improve your running and fitness as well. Meaning it is a social and health double whammy activity.

Dance Classes

Dance classes are also a great way of getting fit and being social at the same time. They often have a fun party atmosphere conducive to meeting new people, and some styles such as ballroom and swing actually require you to dance with a partner. Something that literally forces you to meet new people in the process of the dance. Be aware here; that even if you go with someone, the classes often swap partners around regularly. So do expect to be partnered with other people. The great thing about many dance classes is that after the lessons are finished, there is also a party / free dance event. There people get together and practice what they have learned in class. This is a great way to meet new people, as you already have your love of dance in common, so you are guaranteed to have something to talk about.


Another fantastic fitness and social activity to consider, especially here in English here we have so many courses, is golf. Did you know you can burn up to 900 calories during a round of golf? As for the social side, you can play alone or with buddies, and there is always the 19th hole at the end. Something that you can definitely use a way of meeting like minded folks to socialise with.

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