#StartingStrong: The Starting Line

It’s no cake picking a physical activity when sports hasn’t really been on the top of your everyday list. However, as time passes by, your body seems to start calling out for something physical and challenging. Maybe it’s time to grab the bull by the horns? Don’t worry: getting into sports may be more exciting than you think. You might even find yourself hooked into it.  But now, it’s time to lay down the right questions on the table. Which sport should you choose as a beginner? How do you avoid losing your motivation?Is it better to start exercising at home, or to join a club right away? Here are a few pointers we’ve prepared for you.

Sports for All

Working out doesn’t necessarily mean emptying your pocket. There are heaps of activities that you can do without paying a visit to the bank. Say, fitness walking. It’s the ultimate beginners’ sport. All you need is a good pair of shoes and the rest will follow: toned legs, strong core, muscles, and heart.

If you want something a bit more challenging, then running may be for you. Running regularly will cut down the risks of cardiovascular diseases. It also has the advantage of getting you outdoor. Whichever you choose, remember to work consistently to train your body and mind.

We at Decathlon also offer free sports events allowing you to possibly discover your sport.

Easy Access

Sports also does not necessarily mean investing on massive equipment or gym membership fees. Resources could be found even at the comfort of your home. Got a bike that’s been sitting around for a while? Go for a long ride! Or take it a step further by biking to work. Your body will thank you later.

If you find cycling too much, you can always try to find comfort in water. Swimming is one of the best all-round workouts: you will be using your whole body without any impact on the joints or back. And it’s such a pleasure to raid the meryenda table after training without a hint of guilt.

Which sports are most widespread?

With thousands of players and hundreds of clubs, basketball is undoubtedly one of the most popular sport in the country. You’re sure to find a court (or at least a ring) near you. While benefiting your health and body, basketball is also a very sociable sport.

Fitness is also very popular: gyms and fitness centers have been getting more and more widespread in the country. You can’t deny that gyms did a great job of adapting to their users’ needs: increasingly competitive prices, conviviality on all levels, professional guidance, longer opening hours, etc.

These are just a few sports that you may want to check out to kick start your year. There are heaps of other sports that may be the perfect fit for you! If you need advice, you may drop us a message on social media, join our online sport communities, or drop by our store and approach one of our sport leaders! We’re always more than happy to help!

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