How we are running away from team sports and exercising for sanity

We are getting fitter, healthier, and working out more than ever. But team sports are less popular… are we becoming less sociable? Or have our social behaviours changed the way we exercise?

My father, a wise and very youthful octogenarian, is a firm believer in the power of a ‘sociable skill hobby’. Pounding away on a spin bike or doing aerobics in a sweaty gym classroom has always slightly baffled him, as he would rather be hiking with his children, swimming with his Monday swim group or tango dancing with my mother. His disappointment at the conversion of half of his local leisure centre’s squash courts into spin studios is palpable. ”People just seem to want to exercise on their own these days,” he declared to me with malaise.

I began to think about how we are increasingly living very solo lives, and how right my father is that it seems like fewer people, especia

Hovsa…

Denne artikel kræver login. Er du allerede abonnent på TID & tendenser, kan du bare logge ind herunder. Er du ikke abonnent kan du få et abonnement lige her.