For the past 35 years, my wife and Six Factors to Fit co-author Nancy and I, have had a Fun Club.
Basically, we formed a social group of 6 couples – that expanded to 13 – who get together on a few Saturday nights per year for fun-filled group activities.
Though our group took a long break during the pandemic, we’re looking forward to starting up again soon.
Couples take turns planning fun club nights. Keeping the night’s events a secret, host couples only tell club members when and where to meet, the time and what to wear.
Our fun club challenge is to plan a fun group activity with a light dinner and keep within the fun club budget.
The goal isn’t to splurge on an expensive dinner or night out but instead to put some fun and adventure back into our busy (and often too sedentary) lives.
The 50 activities that follow are actual fun club activities that we did over the years.
We grouped activities by an estimate of the different fitness levels required.
Aside from being pure fun, I see Fun Club as a way to be active, build friendships and invigorate your healthy lifestyle journey.
Enjoy your health!
Robert Kushner, MD
If you enjoyed this and want to learn more, check out my blog post, How to Start Your Own Fun Club & Be Active with Friends.
Fun Club Group Activities
Low- Moderate Fitness
|Art studio: sketching models or painting ceramics
|Apple picking, hay ride and making smores by campfire
Drum circle, followed by Ethiopian dinner
|Batting cages, indoor
Canoeing followed by evening baseball game
|Glass blowing lessons
|Cross country skiing lessons by moonlight on golf course
|Group cooking lessons with teams at cooking school
|Game night and handwriting analyses
|Dirty dancing lessons, followed by couples massage
|High ropes course and climbing wall
Improvisations night, led by local comedian
Swing dancing lessons
Ice broom ball at ice rink
|Murder mystery party
Fishing at dude ranch, cooking the fish and a sing-a-long with guitar player
|Zombie room escape adventure
Greek outdoor Olympics, dressed in togas, followed by dinner at Greek restaurant
|Relay races and games on “blow up” slides and wrestling arena
|Survival course outdoor trust workshop
Ice skating, followed by dinner on ice
|Soccer, indoor (dressed in Halloween costumes)
|Softball at night
Miniature golf/ Virtual Reality
|Spinning and Pilates group classes
Sock hop with disc jockey
|Night bike ride, city guided tour
|Fly fishing and picnic dinner
|Surf board core training
Self Defense/Qigong/Tai Chi
|Sand volleyball, indoor
Pool in pool hall
Zumba dance lessons