Inspired by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to try out a new sport or just get moving a bit more each day? Staying active doesn’t have mean spending an hour on the treadmill, check out our favourite places to try out some alternative sports and discover a new hobby.
You don’t have to head out into the countryside to have a go at rock climbing or bouldering, we actually strongly recommend you try it somewhere with a crash pad first!
Red Point Climbing Centre is perfect for beginners and located just 10 minutes away from New Street Station, so why not be bold and book a taster session?
Take the plunge and have a go at natural swimming, we can’t promise the water will always be warm but we can promise beautiful views, relaxing surroundings and a refreshing swim!
We jumped for joy when Rush trampoline park opened in Brum! You won’t even realise you’re exercising as you bounce from trampoline to trampoline, dive into a giant foam pit or hurdle through the assault course. But trust us, you’ll feel the burn the next day.
If you don’t give this one a go, you’ll feel oar-ful!
Whilst standing on a board in the middle of open water might sound a little tricky, you’ve got no excuse as Sail Birmingham offer beginners sessions to help you gain some confidence – and balance – on the board.
Fancy something a little more zen? Sweat it out during a hot yoga class.
Yoga in a heated room can help you relax more than regular yoga, but if that feels like too much of a stretch, Yoga Sweat offers beginners classes too!
More of a spectator? Check out where to watch some of Birmingham's world-famous sports teams.