50 Ways to Build More Fun & Fitness into Your Busy Life!

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

Any Fitness

Low- Moderate Fitness

High Fitness

Art studio: sketching models or painting ceramics Apple picking, hay ride and making smores by campfire Basketball

Drum circle, followed by Ethiopian dinner

Batting cages, indoor  

Canoeing followed by evening baseball game


Glass blowing lessons Bocce ball Cross country skiing lessons by moonlight on golf course
Group cooking lessons with teams at cooking school Bowling  

Fencing lessons



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

Kickboxing lessons
Zombie room escape adventure  

Greek outdoor Olympics, dressed in togas, followed by dinner at Greek restaurant

Lacrosse, indoor
Relay races and games on “blow up” slides and wrestling arena Gymnasium Olympics Survival course outdoor trust workshop

Ice skating, followed by dinner on ice

Soccer, indoor (dressed in Halloween costumes)

Lazer tag

Softball at night

Miniature golf/ Virtual Reality

Wavepool, indoor

Paddle Tennis

Spinning and Pilates group classes

Sock hop with disc jockey

Kayaking lessons

Night golfing

Night bike ride, city guided tour


Fly fishing and picnic dinner Trampoline park

Knife throwing

Surf board core training

Self Defense/Qigong/Tai Chi

Sand volleyball, indoor

Pool in pool hall


Zumba dance lessons




Whirly Ball


Ping pong

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