(Closed) Suggestions of lightly active activities I can do with friends?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Does your healthy lifestyle make it hard to hang out with your buddies?
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  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Bocce ball is a blast if you have room for it! Table tennis can be kind of mild if both parties aren’t that great. We’re big dog people so we always have fun playing with friends and their dogs at the dog park too! 

    Post # 5
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    Bowling!!

    I am in the EXACT same situation as you.. Wake up at 5:50 every morning, go to the gym and then to the office. In bed by 10 most nights. My friends are always, always going out to pubs or wing joints and meanwhile I’m trying to work on my girlish figure and avoid the junk food. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyways, mini golf and bowling are two activities that always manage to get my friends out of the bar and on their feet.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    – 5k walks

    – themed dinner nights with friends; pick some new healthy recipes and low-cal cocktails – sushi, stirfry, mediterranean, italian, fajitas, etc can all be really healthy if you use fresh ingredients and limit the oil/fats

    – hiking picnics or picnics in the park w/ co-ed football/frisbee/soccer

    – flea markets/antique shops with girlfriends (lots of walking!)

     

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We are in the same boat too!  Mostly everyone is going out to bars/clubs, and it’s definitely not our style (or in our budget for that matter).  We’ve been having the same problem!  

    Pool is definitely fun – and it usually gets people out cause there is the whole drinking atmosphere typically involved.  

    I wish I could think of something to add!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I know you were asking for outdoor stuff, but some indoor games like charades, Taboo and Pit are at least things that get everybody yelling and jumping around.

    There are usually light hikes you can do in a lot of cities and have picnics. Actually any of those games I mentioned could be played on a picnic. Double your fun.

    Pool? (as in billiards) Or Darts? Not super active but at least you’re standing up.

    Bike rides are a lot of fun if you have a nice place to ride and a goal in mind. Maybe rent 2 seater bikes to make it more interesting.

    Ice skating or roller skating. May seem kiddish but you could make it fun.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Do you or any of your friends have a grill? Have a cookout with all kinds of meal options, including healthy ones. Get some lawn games (corn hole/bean bag toss, ladderball, etc), some drinks, and some music, and make a night of it!

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper

    we are in a similiar boat as you and a friend of mine bought acoupon from living social on group cooking classea with sushi…so a group of 8 of us are going. I know it may not be exactly what you are looking for– but they always have ziplining, salsa dancing, cooking, massage package going on for maybe a girl night/ day out!

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We do a lot of themed dinners. I had a Harry Potter themed birthday dinner party and just recently, we had a Game of Thrones dinner party for the season 2 premier.

    Usually, while the women hang out in the kitchen, the guys and the kids go outside to play bocce ball or something similar.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My city has some recreational sports leagues.  I joined a kickball league with a bunch of friends a few years ago and we did it for 2 seasons.  It was a lot of fun!

    Also if you or any of your friends have dogs, maybe you can organize a “pack walk” with everyone and their dogs.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Ohhh, @Mrs_Amanda:‘s idea of salsa dancing sounds fun. We have a bar in town that offers free swing dancing lessons, and a local country bar has a ton of different free dancing lessons if you’re into that sort of thing. That allows you to get in your activity, and alcohol is still available to those who want it.  

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    My first thought was bowling but it’s already been said.

    Yep, it’s so easy to just meet for dinner or drinks but that’s hard when you’re trying to watch your figure.  Wink

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We are in a co-ed softball league with some friends and a bowling league with others.  You can go golfing (or putt-putt) or play doubles tennis with another couple.  We host a lot of board game nights – it’s not active but is an activity that doesn’t involve greasy food and such.

    With summer usually comes festivals too so maybe you guys can explore some outdoor festivals and such together.

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