Posted on September 11, 2017 by Kim Mead

Joining a sports club can have various benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health. Sports clubs not only provide a space and a time where you can be physically active, but also allow you to interact with others.

Whether you decide to join football, kickboxing or even ultimate Frisbee, you will surely reap the rewards of partaking in a new sport.

Here are just a few of the benefits of joining a sports club:

1. Joining a sport club means that you will have to allocate a certain slot in your busy schedule to exercise. It’s always easy to come back from a hard day’s work and simply put your feet up for the evening. However, by having a designated slot for sport, it will provide you with additional motivation to expend those additional calories.

2. Sport clubs attract people with similar values; whether it be keeping fit, staying active or just wishing to meet new people. Joining a club can be a great way to increase your social circle by meeting and interacting with new and existing members of the club.

3. Accomplishing any goal in life tends to give us a sense of competency. Partaking in sport can boost your confidence as you learn new skills and move from a complete beginner to a competent player.

4. Believe it or not but exercise will help you relax more. When in the gym or playing sport, endorphins are released in the brain giving you that mellow happy feeling.

There are taster sessions going on at sport clubs all the time; all you need to do is find the right one for you!

Similarly you could try and join via GoMammoth, a brilliant website where you can join sporting leagues as a team or as an individual. So get out there and try something new today!

Filip Zindovic, Health Club Supervisor, One Tower Bridge