Each weekend comes and goes so quickly. If you are anything like me, most of your weekend involves catching up with friends and family and are filled with activities that involve eating, drinking and more eating; heading out for brunch and then rushing off to meet family for lunch, then after a lazy lunch, catching up with friends for dinner and celebrating any excuse!
During the week exercise seems like it is a priority for most of us but come the weekend, all that hard work is undone over catching up with our loved ones over drinks and meals. This article contains a variety of different ways to catch up with loved ones but doing something active.
Tennis – grab a group of friends together and have a tennis party. Hire a local tennis court complete with barbecue. Do a round robin of tennis between your friends and finish off the afternoon with a simple barbecue!
Yoga – there are so many different types of yoga, why not check out some different types of yoga with your friends. There is yoga by the sea, located in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, yoga with a view!
Dancing – is a fantastic work out grab some of your girlfriends and book in for a pole dance lesson, burlesque, zumba class or hula hooping - learn some new moves and have a great laugh at the same time! Some dancing studios cater for groups and will offer group discounts.
Golf – think you are not a golfer, why not give it a go. Find your local golf club and book in for a round of golf with your friends. After all that walking you will certainly have earned a cool refreshment at the Nineteenth hole.
Obstacle Races – gather your crazy friends for a fun obstacle run. Obstacle runs are becoming more and more popular and are often held in major cities. Why not join this new fad by checking out what is in your local area and sign up for something like you have not experienced before. You will need to assist each other through each obstacle and support each other through the race which is great for building bonds.
Kayaking – why not burn some calories whilst you paddle through some amazing waterlands in Sydney. A variety of kayaking hire companies are located in some of Sydney's amazing destinations such as Rose Bay, Bobbin Head, Bundeena, Nepean River and Georges River.
Bicycle Riding – a nice way to spend a Sunday, cycling along with some friends to catch up on events throughout the week. If you don't have a bike, why not hire one. Centennial Park and Sydney Olympic Park hire bikes out by the hour the rates are fairly reasonable at about $15 per hour depending upon which bike you hire.
Indoor Rock Climbing – why not search new heights with your friends. Indoor Rock Climbing is fantastic for weight loss. Most indoor rock climbing centres have a variety of different climbs ranging from beginners to intermediate. Check out your local area for an Indoor Rock Climbing Centre.
Skating – bring back childhood memories and hit your local Ice Skating or Roller Skating rink with your loved ones – maybe take your niece and nephew along to show off the skills you learnt as a child. There are several rinks around Sydney. If you are really game you could always try Rollerfit at Alexandria for an intense work out.
Horse Riding – a unique experience is to take a lesson in Centennial Parklands. There are many horse riding schools throughout Sydney. Why not check out if there are any in your area and go on a guided ride through some bushland.
Not only will the above activities assist with losing some calories for the day they will also assist in creating some unique memories with your family and friends.