Try Something New

We all know that moving our bodies on a regular basis is good for us both physically and mentally.  But the reality is that for some of us when it comes to exercise it can be hard to get started and even harder to stick with.  The good news is, we are much more likely to turn up and put in the effort if we're doing something we enjoy.  So, if your motivation is seriously lacking it's time to try something new.  

Finding something you like is as easy as turning up and giving it a go!  There is something out there for everyone, you just need to find YOUR thing!

Racket Sports

Combat Sports

Team Sports

Team sports involve two or more players working together towards a shared objective, which often includes competing to win against opposing teams.

There is a huge variety of teams and sports to choose from and the benefits of taking part not only leave you physically stronger, but can be empowering too, helping you take on life’s challenges away from the sport.

In the UK there are a number of organisers of small-sided football leagues who provide social and competitive football for all abilities and fitness levels across the country.

They usually organise everything from fixtures and balls to FA qualified Refs. 

If you want to dust off your football boots and give 5 a side, 6-a-side or 7-a-side football try the following and see what’s available in your area;

Power Play; The FA; Leisure Leagues; Goals Football; or Five Aside.

This list is by no means exhaustive so if you don’t find what you’re looking for just search for “5 a side football in my area”.

According to Netball England at least one million women and girls play netball during a typical week in the netball season,

Climbing

Climbing and Bouldering can be incredibly satisfying to learn and hugely challenging to master.  Regular participation develops stamina and muscular endurance and can result in a lean, muscular body from top to toe.  This is because it recruits the arms, back and shoulders, as well as the legs which more skilled climber use to push themselves up, rather than relying solely on their arms to pull.  But what's the difference...

Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a usually pre-defined route without falling.

Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. It can be a dangerous activity and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and use of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes.

If you are looking to give rock climbing or bouldering a try, find out more by visiting UK Climbing or the British Mountaineering Council.

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed on small rock formations or artificial rock walls, known as boulders, without the use of ropes or harnesses. While it can be done without any equipment, most climbers use climbing shoes to help secure footholds, chalk to keep their hands dry and provide a firmer grip, and bouldering mats to prevent injuries from falls.

If you are looking to give rock climbing or bouldering a try, find out more by visiting UK Climbing or the British Mountaineering Council.