Instead of sitting on the couch and watching television, today is the day that you try something new. Learning something new can be daunting and intimidating, so here are some activities that are easy to start as a beginner!
If you don’t know how to ride a bike, this may take a little more time to learn. However, if you do know how to ride a bike, try it out as a hobby. Biking is great exercise and a fun way to explore different parts of your neighborhood and town. Just remember to wear a helmet!
Have you seen two people hitting a fast ball around with racquets inside of a clear box? One of those people could be you! Racquetball courts are often found in local recreation centers, and the equipment is usually free to rent. It can take a little bit of time to get the hang of swinging the racket, but it can be a fun fast-paced game to play with a buddy.
While rock climbing may seem like an extreme sport, indoor sport climbing and bouldering are incredibly beginner friendly. Every gym offers an introductory class to teach you how to safely climb. There’s nothing better than working your way up to the top and feeling that sense of accomplishment. It’s also guaranteed to be an incredible strength and endurance workout!
Volleyball requires skill and coordination, but it can be a fun activity to do with a group of friends regardless of volleyball experience. There are also local leagues that you can join that allow you to pick your team’s skill level, so you can engage in some friendly competition while enjoying the fresh air.
If you’re looking for something a little slower in pace, yoga is a great option. This is an activity that everyone should try at least once. While some say it’s a spiritual experience, it can also simply be a place where you challenge your balance, body awareness, and deep breathing. Don’t be intimated by all the yogi talk. A beginner class is waiting for you!
If you’re looking for a new and trendy activity, Spikeball is the game for you. The equipment fits into a small bag and only requires a small area to set up the net. Spikeball is a sport that’s a combination between volleyball and four-square. It is play 2 vs. 2 on a hula hoop sized trampoline net with balls slightly smaller than a baseball. A player serves the ball down on the net and their team has up to three hits to control the ball and bounce it off the net for the other team’s turn. The exciting part of Spikeball is there are no boundaries; a player can move or hit the ball anywhere!