Dear Fellow Business
For those of us that are
active and like to participate in group sports like soccer, rugby,
etc., or even if you are runner and like to train with a group, it can
to keep up if you travel a lot. But, it’s
not impossible. In every city you travel
to there are likeminded individuals participating in all of the same
activities. In this month’s Newsletter
we talk about how you can participate in your sport of choice when you
To Your Health,
your favorite sport when you travel.
Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and
often engaged in competitively.
A particular form of this activity.
An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a
set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
3. An active pastime;
If you play basketball,
you can always find a pickup game by just going to almost any park. With most other sports, it’s not as easy, but
it’s not impossible. By doing a little
research and making a couple phone calls or sending a couple e-mails
almost always find a group that would be happy to have you join in.
There is an adult league
for almost every sport under the sun. Since
league play is competitive but fun, it’s not difficult to slide in a
for a practice. Besides, most of the
time, some of the regular team members can’t make it anyway and they
glad to have the extra body. Most league
teams practice in the evenings, which is a convenient time for most
To find a group in the
city you are visiting, you can do an internet search for “adult group
in the city you are traveling to, specific to the sport you play. Also, you can look into that city’s parks and
recreation department to find useful contact information.
The YMCA and YWCA are also great resources.
Map out where you are
working and staying before contacting groups, so they can help you
if their practice location is convenient to your location.
Once you get there, you should make sure that
someone on the team you are visiting with has your emergency contact
insurance info in case something happens. It’s
always better to be safe than sorry.
Realize that this is not
your regular group and that they are graciously welcoming you into
and their routine. So, be prepared to go
with the flow as they will most likely not do things exactly as you are
doing them and may even use some different rules than you are
to. But, if you have an open mind, you
can probably learn something new to take back to your own team.
So, get out there and
take part. By finding a group and joining
in you will get a great workout in, keep up with your sport while you
meet some interesting new people and have a much better trip all around. Have fun and play well.
We’d love to hear from
all of you. Tell us if you have any great resources for our other
readers to use. Tell us about your own team or group or another
group that you were able to workout with. This
will be a good way to exchange ideas and help other travelers with your
experience. Just send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Helpful Information
:: Play Not Watch
founded by athletes who love sports and wanted to find others who
passions. The site was created to be a networking site to find former
teammates, new teammates, new friends, teams, leagues and pickup games.
out this site to
find some Women’s
:: CitySearch is an
and fitness groups.
:: YWCA and YMCA
always have group activities that you
can participate in.