Winter activities, any suggestions?

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@besweet (7340)
Greece
September 7, 2015 3:23pm CST
Most activities and sports begin on September and I would like to find a new activity to learn this year. Last year I took salsa lessons and I really liked it. Unfortunately, I was missing classes because I was working overtime and I couldn't keep up with the others. This year I would like something with a flexible schedule. I was thinking about yoga lessons at the local gym, or maybe tennis (tennis is an expensive sport though). One of my friends is going to start sewing classes and I am thinking about it as well. Which activities would you find interesting for the winter time?
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@kaka135 (13483)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 15
I always like to learn yoga, an activity I can just stay at home and do it, moreover it'll help me to calm and find the peace. Since I am taking care of my young children, I don't go out often, so I choose to do some activities that I can do at home, by myself. Lately I am doing knitting, crocheting, needle felting and hand sewing. These activities can be really addictive. I'd like to learn machine sewing too, have been thinking of sewing a doll for long time, but still haven't start yet. Baking and cooking are good too. But these are all "quiet activities".
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
I was thinking about an activity I can learn in a class, I like all of your suggestions. There are sewing lessons near my work place and I could go there afterwards. I don't have a sewing machine to practice at home though. I find this activity very interesting and creative! I would like to make clothes and curtines for home. I don't know if it's possible and how many classes someone needs to take for this project.
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@kaka135 (13483)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 15
@besweet That'd be good if there's a class nearby. I wish I can learn in a class too, it's much easier to learn it on our own. Yes, it seems like once we know how to sew, we can really make a lot of things for our home and family. Recently, I just took a class for making handmade soap. It's quite interesting too.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
@kaka135 did you try to use the soap you made? I like creating useful things yhat can help me in my daily life! My boyfriend suggested a few minutes ago that he will go with me if I choose tennis. So maybe I will go with that. I really haven't decided yet!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 Sep 15
Well if I had a choice any type of dancing would be my cup of tea.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
7 Sep 15
I enjoy dancing as well. Salsa classes were my favorite and I was dissapointed every time I missed a class. But then everyone was progressing faster than me and I couldn't follow them with the salsa moves. They had a very strict program as well. Maybe a more relaxed dancing class will be more appropriate for me.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 Sep 15
@besweet Yes if it is not for your schedule, no good for you. So lets see, I would most likely find something at the gym that would be me. I do not have patience for sewing or stuff.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
7 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView Group activities in a gym might be a good solution. One of my friends is going for spinning and she says it's very intense.
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@cahaya1983 (9593)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 15
We don't have winter, but for indoor activities I like soap making, a hobby I just started fairly recently. If there are classes or workshops on soap making I wouldn't mind participating too.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
Thank you for the suggestion. This sounds interesting, I like those different activities. I need something that I wouldn't normally do if it's going to be an indoor activity. I was also thinking about learning a new language if I find a good class.
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• Malaysia
8 Sep 15
@besweet That's great too! You can even find online lessons but of course I would choose a real class if there is one, it's more fun when you also get to socialize with others while learning.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
@cahaya1983 I enjoy learning with others, it is more fun ans we can exchange experience. I also see it as a chance to meet new people. I also like to have an activity that will get me out of the house during winter. I feel like if Istay in the house a lot, I will become depressed..
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• United States
7 Sep 15
Oh, I always wanted to take salsa classes, but I won't fool myself to think I have the coordination for it. Tennis, I tried that for a summer, and never got the excitement for it. As far as winter activities, I tend to hibernate. I will work on jigsaw puzzles or crochet during the winter months. Anything that doesn't take me outdoors.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
7 Sep 15
I couldn't coordinate hands and legs as well, it takes a lot of practice for me to dance salsa. Other students could do the moves from the beginning, it was very easy for them to coordinate and have style at the same time! The dance school organized salsa parties every week so everyone could go and dance all night. But there was a ticket to get in and I couldn't go very often. I've never played tennis and I would like to try at some point. But you are right, it is not the best activity for winter time.
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• United States
7 Sep 15
@besweet Yes, salsa is way to much of moving too many parts at once. I would look more like an executed person on the dance floor. Some people can pick up on things, and have the rhythm for it. I'm not one of them. I did learn the basic 'belly dance' move. Which wasn't that hard, but it's as far as I got. Oh that is a shame, that you couldn't cash in your tickets and enjoy the dancing. It's not a bad sport. Just a lot of running, and hand/eye coordination at the same time. You might like it.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
7 Sep 15
@TexanTornado Thanks for the tennis information, maybe I will start and see how it goes. I haven't decided yet and I can only do one activity in weekdays. I have tried zumba for a couple of months, have you ever been to a class? There are specific moves for each song that are repeated so it's easier to follow very soon. And it's a great exercise as well, I remember I couldn't stop sweating.
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@loki1982 (782)
• Dallas, Texas
8 Sep 15
This is probably not up your alley, but fall / winter time cat fishing is awesome. The largest Blue Catfish are usually caught during the fall and winter.
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@Marcyaz (36112)
• United States
8 Sep 15
It's funny you mentioned that my son went fishing last night and caught a really big one. Wish he would have taken a picture of it.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
@Marcyaz Congratulations for your son. Men can get excited with fishing. When my brother catches some fish, he goes again the next day to catch more. The last time, he brought back a squid.
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@Marcyaz (36112)
• United States
9 Sep 15
It would be cool to catch a catfish right about now.
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@yugocean (4555)
• India
8 Sep 15
Oh yes, best suggestion is - Start preparing for next year's Winter Olympics, if ready then you will get early bird in Summer Olympics
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@Marcyaz (36112)
• United States
8 Sep 15
yeah get ready for the olympics.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
I am not that good in anything, I would prefer to watch them!
@Susan2015 (18665)
• United States
8 Sep 15
I always liked to roller skate, what good exercise that was.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
I loved it when I was younger, but I never learned properly. I couldn't stand on those roller scates any more.
@Marcyaz (36112)
• United States
8 Sep 15
I used to roller skate also and became very good on them but now I would be afraid of falling.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Sep 15
If I could do it, I would enjoy a yoga class. With RA, I'm just not sure if I could do it right now.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
Yoga is good exercise for the body, it stretches out the muscles and also help wigh back pain. I did some yoga classes last year and I felt the difference but then I got excited with salsa and I didn't continue. Thank you for the comment!
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 15
Sewing classes sound interesting. My cousin is going to start archery classes. It is done indoor and sounds interesting, not very expensive.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
14 Sep 15
I never thought of archery when I made a list of possible activities. Do they provide the arch and the bows or the equipment has to be purchased from the sudent?
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
15 Sep 15
@besweet They provide the arch, the bows and all the equipment to the students. Then if you like and enjoy the game you can buy your own. I know that my cousin bought a complete kit for about 150 $.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
15 Sep 15
@LadyDuck I hope your cousin has patience and a good aim. Archery is an activity that offers valuable and beneficial lessons for a person's character as well.
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• United States
8 Sep 15
i'm kinda green with envy that'cha started takin' salsa classes, somethin' i'd surely enjoy. as fer myself, i quilt in the winter 'n then donate 'em to the local nursin' homes. sewin' can be a spendy hobby though. i like to hit second hand stores 'n the like 'n recycle those materials.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
You mean that the fabrics are expensive in sewing? I have no idea about the cost, I always thought it was an affordable hobby. Recycled materials sound good for the first tries. Thank you for the suggestion!
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• United States
9 Sep 15
@besweet yer welcome :) yepperz, that fabric can run ya up some funds in a hurry. dependin' on what'cher makin' schtuff outta 'round these parts fabric runs anywhere's from $4/yard to $15. fleece blankets make great battin' 'n also backin' fabric. i use lots 'f worn out jeans, shirts 'n such 's well.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
9 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx I could recycle some old sheets as well for my first efforts since I don't think they well be successful. Maybe fabric is provided in the class though, I will have to ask that.
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@Marcyaz (36112)
• United States
8 Sep 15
A lot of people like ice fishing, do you ice skate that is fun, or take some classes of some sort. Maybe a sewing class like your friend or if you have a craft store close by they have different classes like for jewelry making or something like that if that is your interest.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
8 Sep 15
There was a craft store in my neighborhood but it moved to another location before summer. I used to buy some stuff from them and I heard they had some classes on the top floor. I could do ice skating, that's a great idea!
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@Marcyaz (36112)
• United States
9 Sep 15
@besweet Well see there is something for you to do is ice skate. I don't have a craft store here either.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
10 Sep 15
@Marcyaz Ice scating is also a great exercise. I want to ask my boyfriend to join me at classes, I have the impression that it is better to have someone holding me until I learn!
@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
9 Sep 15
I do a. Lot of walking, so when I'm not able to get outdoors I often look up an indoor walking workout on YouTube. You sound like someone who likes to try new things with people though, so I'd suggest watch your local paper or bulletin boards for something that takes your fancy.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
9 Sep 15
I've tried a lot of youtube workouts, there are some good ones! I will check the local paper and near my workplace as well. Maybe it will be more convenient to find something close to work. Thanks for the suggestion Val!
• Preston, England
9 Sep 15
Never really taken up activities on a seasonal basis. I just go with whatever presents itself. I'm quite opportunistic in that sense. Hope you have fun whatever you do, anytime of the year.
@besweet (7340)
• Greece
9 Sep 15
Thank you Arthur! I get lazy so only early planning can help me follow the scedule and get me in shape. I have friends like you, being a little opportunistic can be motivating for people around you.
• Canada
4 Nov 15
There's a group of women I get together with to do watercolor painting. We stop during the summer but are starting up again this week.