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6 physical activities for people who don’t like sport

You don't need to like sports to get active!


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Lots of people really don’t like sport. Like, really don’t like it. Some people find it difficult, or boring. Some people feel self-conscious when they play, and get embarrassed. Some people might have had a bad experience playing sport when they were growing up and this put them off it for life.

This is all totally understandable. Sports just aren’t for everyone, and that’s ok! Everyone has different interests and tastes. But just because you’re not into sports, doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun time while exercising. A lot of the sports that people grow up hating are the ones they have to play in school, like soccer, rugby or hurling. But there’s a whole world of physical activity out there that you might love! And whether we love sports or not, it’s really important that everyone gets some exercise every day.

So with that in mind here are six physical activities to try for people who don’t like sport!

1. Trampolining

Trampolining is a super way to get fit and active. On top of that, it is so much fun, and isn’t too difficult for beginner's to take up. Find out how to get started here.

2. Climbing

Climbing is challenging but incredibly rewarding. It’s a great way to meet people and is an opportunity to see some amazing sites. Think climbing is for you? Learn more here.

3. Pole fitness

Not everyone may associate pole dancing with fitness, but it is a really effective way getting active and fit. It requires loads of skill and work, but is a very enjoyable way of reaching your fitness goals, and is great for building strength! Read up about pole fitness here.

4. Hula hooping

Lots of us may have had hulahoops as kids, but recently they’ve come back into fashion as the latest fitness trend! It’s great for building strength, and is cheap and easy. We've more information on hula hooping over here.

5. Horse riding

This is one of the more expensive options on the list, but is great for building muscles and improving balance. Plus it’s an excellent option for animal lovers! Check out our information on horse riding here.

6. Orienteering

Ireland is a great place for orienteering. This is a great way of improving your fitness as well as  a chance to get closer to nature and spend time in the great outdoors! You can find more information on orienteering here.

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Published December 15th, 2015
Last updated January 6th, 2016
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