Finding a New Hobby or Sport in College

It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby! College is the perfect time to pick up a new activity or sport.

Since you have a more flexible schedule and access to campus organizations and equipment, now is the time to find a physical activity that you can enjoy for years to come.

After all, exercise is a heck of a lot more fun when you’re enjoying what you’re doing!

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, this might be the perfect fit for you. If your school has a skydiving club, you’ll be able to make new friends and learn from other students who have done this before. You’ll also most likely be able to get a cheaper rate since such a big group of you will be going together!

Zumba is all the rage nationwide. Not only is it a fun way to burn off some calories, but the fast-paced music and moves make the time fly by. Not a coordinated person? No problem! I’ve talked to many friends who have gone to Zumba that are not dancers at heart and they’ve said they had a pretty easy time picking up.

Here’s a sport I wish I had picked up earlier in life! Golf is one of few sports that you can play for almost a lifetime. If you’ve got a club on campus, it’s the perfect way for you to learn from others where the best spots to tee off in town are and you can go on group outings with other people your age.

My brother was looking for something fun to do on campus after his soccer season ended when he came across snowboarding. While I know some of you don’t live particularly close to a place where you can hit the slopes, being in a club has its benefits. My brother was able to join a trip and go to Colorado! As said before, you’ll be able to take advantage of the cheaper group rates if you join a club.

Running is a great hobby to pick up, as it’s a great way to stay in shape! If you’re not someone that can motivate yourself to go for a jog, you can sign up for a physical education course that forces you to get your workout in. A friend of mine decided to do this one semester and although she complained about getting up early at times, she liked that it was a class and she learned from someone who was qualified instead of just winging it on her own. Taking a class gives you that extra motivation to go because you don’t want to get a bad grade!

Why this isn’t the most physical of games, it’s certainly a fun one! Cornhole boards aren’t too expensive to buy if you look in the right places and once you start to master the game, you’ll be sure to be a huge hit at tailgates and other functions. It’s an easy game to learn, but it becomes competitive pretty quickly!

Are you scared to try these on your own? Recruit a roommate or friend to join you. Even if you don’t particularly like one of these, don’t give up — just because one activity isn’t a perfect fit doesn’t mean something else won’t be!

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