Looking for a Fun, Fresh Workout? Join These Clubs
Nothing shakes up a tired routine like a new outdoor activity. Even if your idea of wilderness is your local park, one of these clubs will have you trekking, sailing-even kiteboarding-in no time.
> American Outdoor Adventure (hillcountryoutdoors.com)
The group's eight clubs organize local activities like dancing and team sports from coast to coast, as well as multi-day trips for members who want to scuba dive or go spelunking (hiking through caves).
> Events and Adventures (eventsandadventures.com)
Find a date at one of these 14 singles clubs from Seattle to Boston. More than 20,000 members nationwide gather regularly for white-water rafting, dancing, horseback riding, kiteboarding, and more.
> Appalachian Mountain Club (outdoors.org)
Whatever your ability level, you can hike, mountain bike, canoe, or kayak on one of this group's many excursions. The AMC has 12 chapters between Washington, D.C., and Maine and hosts outings for families and singles too.
> Sierra Club (outings.sierraclub.org)
This nonprofit offers trips geared toward women, beginners, families, and specific age groups, and has a chapter in every state. You can test your limits on an eight-hour paddling excursion or do some good on a weeklong volunteer vacation.