Kick start your fitness program by joining a sport team. It's easier than you think.
It's hard enough to fit quality girl time into your busy schedule, so being part of a team can provide you and your friends with a powerful exercise session as well as a chance to catch up.
1) Ask your colleagues if they fancy a lunchtime game of soccer, hockey or softball in the park. Once you've gathered a committed team, make it a regular event in your diary. Breaking up the work day with a fun outdoor activity is a great way to boost energy and reduce stress.
2) Make conversation with the people in line when ordering your morning latte. Ask if anyone knows about local sports teams and you might be pleasantly surprised when the people you see on your daily commute point you in the right direction.
3) Make your social life active by signing your girlfriends up to a team sport. It's hard enough to fit quality girl time into your busy schedule, so being part of a team can provide you and your friends with a powerful exercise session as well as a chance to catch up.
4) Look online for sports clubs in your area and you're sure to find loads of options. www.allsportsaustralia.com.au is a good place to start. Drop by your local club to meet your potential teammates and find out if it's the right team for you.
5) Start a Facebook group about team sports and invite your friends to join. Keep it public so friends can invite contacts of their own and before you know it, you'll have a team plus stand-by players!
6) Check out your community notice board or ask local shopkeepers about sporting teams in your area. Local retailers tend to know all the goss.
7) Ask the men in your life such as your brother, partner or male colleagues if they, or their friends, would like to be part of a mix-gender team. Mixed teams tend to be less competitive but can still provide a full-on workout and plenty of fun.
8) Send an email to everyone in your company, or include a note in the company newsletter. You spend so much of your time at work, it's worthwhile getting to know your colleagues. Alternatively, ask your boss about organising a weekly staff training session. Tell them it will encourage 'team bonding' and they'll jump at the chance.
9) Speak to trainers at your local gym. Fitness pros centre their lives around physical activity, so they're bound to know about local group sports. They might even be the coach of your dream team!
10) Take notice of regular fun runners. People who sign up to marathons are usually interested in other sporting activities too.