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The Two Easiest Ways To Get Involved in Athletics as an Adult

Whether you played sports at any point in your life and are looking to get back into the competitive spirit or you’re looking for a new hobby, picking up athletics as an adult doesn’t have to be hard to do. In any community you will find two things: Small, athletic-focused businesses, and like-minded people.

Depending on how much you are willing to spend/how much time you can commit/how many people want to be involved, there are a few incredibly simple ways to implement sport back into your lifestyle.

1. Seek out a small, local gym.

In almost any town you will find a small, athletic-centered community. That may be a gym like BRFC that offers multiple athletic programs, or places like Rock Steady Boxing and Athletic Annex with specific populations and programs.

Wherever you choose, there are tons of people exactly like you who are either just beginning their athletic endeavors or are picking back up after years of hiatus. These places are designed for people like you with beginner programs, introductory courses, coaches, plans, and comfortable and inviting communities and spaces.

2. Organize an intramural league at work or join a community league

Take initiative and get a group of friends together. Choose a sport, literally any sport, and organize a league! Think about what athletic endeavors may need the least amount of equipment: Soccer, Kickball, dodgeball… The list is pretty extensive, and all you need is a ball and maybe some cones.

Not enough people to make a league? Join your community league! Indianapolis has a great local community sports program, CCA Sports, that offers a TON of different sports all year round. Grab a group or join as an individual, and get to playing!

Maggie Batsford

Jeff Edwards

- National Coach USA Weightlifting - Crossfit Coach of individual and team competitors - Outdoorsy nerd - Owner and Head Coach at BR Fit Club