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Babieseverywhere Sun 09-Apr-17 20:18:32

I am looking for a new hobby with the following criteria..

: Not expensive
: Something a fat middle aged woman can do/learn to do.
: Something fun.
: Something active.

I already run on treadmill / outside when well enough.

I swim once a week with family. I have swimming pass but find solo swimming relaxing but boring. I am not a good swimmer.

I have done aqua, aerobics, Zumba, yoga loads...bored now.

There is a local hockey and badminton clubs but guessing I would need to be younger and fitter to join ? Though I will ring and enquire as I use to love playing both at school....many years ago.

Any suggestions ?

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 09-Apr-17 20:23:07

Roller Derby
Tag Rugby

Renaissance2017 Sun 09-Apr-17 20:25:03

Walking. I do absolutely loads of it, covering over 100 miles each week.

Look at the Long Distance Walkers Association. You only need to start with short distances and build up. Join a local club and it gets very social!

Babieseverywhere Sun 09-Apr-17 20:26:52

Fab too Google local clubs

Heratnumber7 Sun 09-Apr-17 20:27:01

Volunteer with Girlguiding.

PossumInAPearTree Sun 09-Apr-17 20:34:36


devuskums Sun 09-Apr-17 20:35:58


Babieseverywhere Sun 09-Apr-17 20:38:44

I already volunteer with rainbows smile

Babieseverywhere Sun 09-Apr-17 20:39:20

Netball might be fun ?

jo10000 Sun 09-Apr-17 20:40:08

Amateur dramatics, great fun but can be time consuming as show date nears

badhotfanny Sun 09-Apr-17 20:40:29


Babieseverywhere Sun 09-Apr-17 20:40:31

I might try geo caching with my kids.

Babieseverywhere Sun 09-Apr-17 20:41:52

Main idea is to get it has to be active.

Silvertap Sun 09-Apr-17 20:42:22

I do adult gymnastics. There's ladies in their 60's go!

Jessicabrassica Sun 09-Apr-17 20:42:30

Bell ringing?

CornflakeHomunculus Sun 09-Apr-17 20:43:08

Tag Rugby or Touch Rugby League. Both really good fun.

I wouldn't worry too much about your age or fitness. I'm fat, horribly unfit, the wrong side of 30 and have just taken up full contact rugby league. Felt a bit like I was going to die at first but it's brilliant fun and I'm certainly not the youngest at the club.

CheshireSplat Sun 09-Apr-17 20:44:58

Tennis? Our local club is desperate for new adults to play. They have children coming out of their ears.

Babieseverywhere Sun 09-Apr-17 20:51:08

There is a touch rugby group not far away...on my list.

Tennis sounds good too.

ZebraOwl Sun 09-Apr-17 20:59:34

Have you thought of trying ballet? Adult classes are much more widely available than they used to be, you don't have to have done it before, and leaping about in a leotard isn't compulsory if you'd not feel happy doing that. It's weight-bearing but a sprung floor lessens the impact on joints; you really do work your whole body; and it's great for strengthening your core & improving your posture... A quick Google will tell you what's available near you...

<makes Guide sign with right hand & extends left hand to shake hands>

Wibblewobble100 Sun 09-Apr-17 21:07:21

I really fancy taking up a martial art but I have no idea which one.... I think maybe jujitsu.... does that appeal?

FairytalesAreBullshit Sun 09-Apr-17 21:09:20

I'm definitely thinking sports, although if you wanted to try something creative, I'm sure I've got spares I could send for a taster.

A book I love is called Wreck this Journal, if you're arty.

tired17 Sun 09-Apr-17 21:10:27

Walking netball?

DJBaggySmalls Sun 09-Apr-17 21:11:29

Tai Chi, Judo or Akido.

Mummysh0rtlegs Sun 09-Apr-17 21:12:20

How about needlefelting? I sorry a wonderful creme egg holder on another post...

Out2pasture Sun 09-Apr-17 21:12:48

Pickleball. I saw a couple playing this and thought it looked fun (from a middle age perspective)

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