One way in which people find it easier to get into shape is by finding a sport that they love taking part in. This can be the entryway for an adult who may have lost their way in terms of fitness years in the past. It is never too late to start playing sports again, but it is worth taking a few key tips with you before you begin.

Set Some Goals – Before signing up to play a sport again think about the reasons behind your decision, why you want to do it, what you want to get out of it and any other personal goals. You might want to just play for the fun of it, or actually be competitive. It is important to know what you want.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race – One of the biggest problems that adults face when they start playing sport again is to suffer an injury early-doors. Remember that your body isn’t used to the rigours of a sporting event so don’t overdo it to begin with. Add complementary training to help you ease back in, and constantly re-evaluate your performance and goals.

Choose a Sport – Depending on what you want out of sport you can choose between a team sport such as football, rugby, hockey and other sports. Individual sports such as running and tennis might be more your scene, but they provide a ‘team’ environment in the form of clubs and a social side of life.

At our Better Body Group gym in Blackheath we have a team of specialist personal trainers who are here to help you put together a plan to get back into shape, and stay there! If you are thinking about getting back into playing sport we can help you put together a plan of fitness that helps you achieve that comfortably, without compromising your health. We look forward to helping you!