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Get Physical: Hit Some Balls

If you have a hard time getting your significant other to exercise, suggest hitting some balls together. Since this is more of a game than a workout, he or she will be more likely to go and play. Plus if he is a fan of watching baseball or softball on TV, he'll probably be psyched that you want to play.

If you're new to the whole bat and ball idea, pick up a plastic bat and some wiffle balls, soft baseballs or foam softballs. They'll move slower so you'll have more luck hitting them. If you've hit some balls in your lifetime, go ahead and buy a wooden bat and a few real baseballs or softballs.

Visiting the batting cages is really fun too. For a few bucks, you can work on your hand-eye coordination, strengthen your upper body, and have a few laughs when you or your honey misses the ball.

Fit's Tips: If you're both really into it, see if there is a co-ed baseball, wiffle ball, or softball league in your area. Not only will you meet some fellow active people, but it's a great way for you two to get into a schedule of working out together.


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graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 9 years
I love playing softball any chance I get...but I don't seem to get many chances! I played the other day, and wow, it definitely is a fitness boost...or a reminder that you need to get fit! I was practically wheezing after a run to first base! And my heart was pumping really hard. And of course, I've got aches and pains from the game (probably in part from not stretching) But it really is super fun...even just playing catch is fun if you don't have enough people for a game!
rpenner rpenner 9 years
Me and the SO are involved in a softball beer league. Our team is our group of friends and it is such a great time! I'd recommend it to everyone. Even if they've never played before.
kellyanne kellyanne 9 years
We went to the cages in San Francisco and couldn't believe it cost $40 for 30 minutes! Everything was so much cheaper in LA...
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Meh...not for me OR my hubby. Neither of us are into baseball at all. Sometimes we'll play tennis or raquetball though.
emalove emalove 9 years
My husband was just talking about us going to the batting cages down the street...not my favorite activity, but it's okay from time to time.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
For me the first time at a batting cage was really hard, even on the slow setting. But after a while you get the hang of it and it's really fun!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'll pass on this one...
latent latent 9 years
I love baseball. We're mid season for my Little Leaguers and it's seriously my favorite time of year for these guys.
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