We received many nice responses on the article we published last week with five tips to do fun things this Spring period. Those were rather common tips and therefore we have written this article with five additional tips of new hobbies you would not have come up with yourself.
The newest rage is padel. Padel (pronounced as Pá-del) is a combination of tennis, squash and beachball. The game is played two players against two players on a court encased by four glass walls. The use of the walls around the court gives the game another dimension. Like with tennis the ball can only bounce only once on one side of the court before it needs to be hit to the otherside of the court.
In case you do not have a group of friends to play padel with, find several other Shine Social Club app users that listed sport as one of their interests on their profile and for a padel quartet.
- Give a guest lecture
You are at least 60 Spring seasons young and are a walking encyclopedia full of knowledge. Why not share this knowledge with younger generations? It’s a great idea to call an elementary school, a high school and/or college/university in your neighborhood to offer them to give the students a guest lecture. Obviously, you can go in by yourself, but how much fun would it be to ring up an ex-colleague and ask them to join you and share the knowledge together? Does your ex-colleague not live nearby, why not seek a buddy on the Shine Social Club app with the same background?
Do you love to swim? Then you are going to love this new type of exercise in a swimming pool for sure. FloatFit is a HIIT-training (High Intensity Interval Training). The exercises are done in a group where everyone has its own floating aquabase where you will use all your muscles. It is rather new, but you can google to find a swimming pool near you to join a class. If the swimming pools near you don’t offer FloatFit yet, why not suggest them to start offering these classes? You can make new friends in the FloatFit classed, but might you be a bit shy and want to join a class with someone you already know, just pin a digital note on the virtual bulletin board in the Shine Social Club to invite them to join you.
Maybe you are already a volunteer and helping others. Maybe you have never volunteered before and want to, but do not know where to start? Maybe you want to start, but don’t want to do it alone? If that’s the case, you can consider to log-in on the Shine Social Club app and check the interactive map to see what other users are near you. Click on their profile and start a chat conversation with them. You could try to break the ice by introduce yourself and ask them if they have experience with volunteer work.
- Surogate grandparent
There are most probably children in your neighborhood that don’t have any grandparents (anymore), or hardly get to see them. Would you consider being a temporary replacement grandparent to kids in your neighborhood? Not beats warmth, coziness and the wisdom of the generation that comes before your own parents. And, what is better than one grandparent, indeed a pair. In case you do not have a friend to organize something fun for the youngster that live near you, do it together with someone else. In case you want to set-up a new initiative in your neighborhood, pin a virtual note on our bulletin board inside the free Shine Social Club app and find partners.
We hope that you appreciated the five tips that are less obvious and common. We would love to hear your feedback.
Have a great Spring period.