Get Back in Shape the Fun Way: Sports

Recently I decided it was time to get back in shape. I joined the Anytime Fitness in Kingstowne to workout but I have to admit: I hate running. So instead of forcing myself to run (or more likely putting it off) I decided it was time to get back on the sports field. I looked online and found Fairfax Athletics to be the largest and most well run sports league in the Northern Virginia area.

I signed up for the men’s flag football league that plays on Sunday evenings in the Spring. It was the first time I had played in almost 4 years but I got back into the swing of things pretty quickly. Last week was actually our first loss of the season (5-1) and also the week I hurt myself the worst, so needless to say it didn’t go well. Overall though, I’ve had a great time, met some good guys and I’d like to think I’ve gotten in slightly better shape.

If football isn’t your thing, they also have leagues for soccer, softball, kickball and everyone’s phys ed favorite: dodgeball. They offer both men’s leagues and co-ed leagues so grab some friends and sign-up, the summer leagues are starting soon!