It’s Time to Stop Spectating! Alternative Sports to Try Out Yourself


So many of us spend vast amounts of time watching different sports on the television or even in real life if we can get a hold of some tickets. But why not test the waters ourselves? There are all sorts of fun activities out there waiting for us to give them a go. So, why not improve your health and fitness at the same time as giving yourself an adrenaline rush that will keep you coming back for more. Here are just a few different activities to consider.


Rock Climbing

One of the simplest and most practical ways to get into rock climbing is to participate in indoor climbing. While your first visit may be a little intimidating, it will also prove extremely exciting. What’s more? You’ll be set up with all of the safety equipment and supervision that you could possibly need, so you needn’t worry about falling from a height or getting hurt. A tutor will be able to guide you step by step through all of the basic moves. It won’t be long until you have the essential skills to climb unsupervised. This is when you can start travelling further afield and climbing outdoors too! For more information regarding climbing for beginners take a look at this comprehensive climbing guide.



Generally speaking, skateboarding is a sport that people get into sooner rather than later. But don’t let that put you off! You can start skating at any age. All you need is a little effort and a whole lot of determination. If you can handle a few embarrassing knocks and falls but are willing to get back up and try again, then this could suit you down to a tee. When it comes to skating, you have to take things into your own hands. There are no coaches. There aren’t any rules. It’s just a string of trial and error before you eventually find yourself cooly cruising down the street on your board without having to think twice about turning, slowing down, or stopping.



This is a simple activity that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own backyard. If you invest in a trampoline, that is. Trampolining comes hand in hand with a whole host of health benefits. First off, it’s a low impact form of cardiovascular fitness. You can gain a similar workout to running or jogging without having to worry so much about the impact that the exercise will have on your joints. It also greatly improves your balance and coordination as you get used to how landing at different angles changes your projection and direction. You might be a little wobbly with your first few jumps, but you’ll soon grow used to it. Down the line, you can even start incorporating a few different jumps, flips, and rolls.

These are just three alternative sports that you might like to consider. Remember that adult life doesn’t confine you to the realms of the gym, jogging, or the occasional five a side match with your friends!

Marcus, 30, Manchester, UK. Things I love: Family, Friends, My Dog Harry, Sport, Travel, Chocolate, Technology, The Outdoors, Music, Films and More Chocolate. Thanks for stopping by.
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