Ideas for sports

posted 10 months ago in Fitness
Post # 2
1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Have you considered yoga? I know a lot of people think it’s just breathing & stretching, but depending on the class and type of yoga, you can actually get a really fantastic aerobic workout in addition to the muscle building benefits. My FH was shocked at how sweaty and tired he was after his first class. Another great thing about it is you can modify any position to accomodate your skill level and injuries. 


Post # 3
924 posts
Busy bee

Water polo? Rowing?

Post # 4
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Love tennis. Such a good social sport

Post # 5
13 posts
  • Wedding: Washington, D.C.

Have you heard of pickleball? It’s like badminton or tennis but a little bit slower paced. It might be something that works for both of you.

Post # 6
9396 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Do you actually just want the feel of sweat? Or do you want something that’s more of a social sport than swimming is? Because swimming is an amazing form of exercise and if you’re doing it with the intent of it being a workout (rather than just floating around), it can be an even better workout than most land sports. (I was a competitive swimmer most of my life, so I’m obviously pretty biased though…)

I also played water polo competitively and it’s a contact sport, which you say you don’t want, so I’d cross that off the list.

What about ultimate frisbee or flag football? Also like the rowing suggestion — you could do indoor rowing if you don’t have easy access to the water.

Post # 7
3517 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

How about volleyball? You could do sand or water. 

Post # 8
7519 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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katamaran :  yes! That is what I came here to recommend. 

OP- the court is a bit smaller and the ball moves a bit slower, however I still break a bit of a sweat when I play. It’s fun socializing with other teams as well.

Post # 10
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I love going to gym classes cause you can either go with a friend or by yourself and know you’re always still part of the group. I enjoy them as it’s along to music too! You can do weights type ones or something more cardio. 

Post # 11
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Roller derby! Or speed skate. Roller skating is a great workout but is easier on joints than other hobbies

Post # 12
2170 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I agree with wineosaur I do yoga any time I am recovering from an injury and I am always shocked how much of a cardio workout it actually is! I do a class to keep me into it and I just let the instructor know beforehand whats bothering me and she helps! It’s been a while since I’ve done it, but it was great! 

I also play sand volleyball and basketball, but those are difficult with the injuries you have described. Have you tried boxing? I am obsessed and it is a great full body workout. You can moidfy anything in that class as well (for example instead of squat jumps just do squats and come up on your toes). It is a social class that you can both take together and we just hit a heavy bag. It is so empowering and an amazing workout!   

Post # 13
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Purmaid2019 :  Roller Derby has a high potential for injury, though. Had a couple friends who did it and got hurt!

I was going to suggest martial arts. Most do involve contact, but not all, and some are lighter contact sports. Tai Chi isn’t a contact sports at all. I did taekwondo for years and only sustained minor shin bruises from sparring (and when you spar, you’re padded!). Jeet Kune Do was also great and involved only a little grappling (but I think that was just my instructor mixing in some Hap Ki Do – I don’t know how much grappling and floor stuff is actually part of JKD). Worth looking into! Those are great because they’re classes, but they’re also not TEAM sports. 

Post # 15
8742 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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rez123 :  if you can find a league near you inner tube water polo is awesome! Not as intense as regular water polo but still a good upper body workout. 

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