Many people working out at a gym tend to find a partner to go with them, but it can put stress on a relationship. A partner may have the motivation necessary to goad the other into going on a regular basis, and they have achieved nothing it they do not go. Joining a group of friends for an active sport is a much better idea when it comes to getting some exercise because it is fun, provides movement for the body, and it can even tone up some muscles.

Volleyball has become a popular sport over the last few years, and it is one where movement is important. Muscle strength must be developed in the arms, legs and torso to be able to return the ball. Teams tend to be groups of friends, so the motivation to not let them down during a game is a good one for showing up, and the exercise will help keep a person in shape.

Water polo has come and gone as a fad over the years, but it is an excellent way to work out in a group. Teams are immersed in a pool, and they score goals in much the same way as other games. Getting past the other team takes determination and physical prowess, so this is an exercise that involves the entire body. Just one game can help keep muscles toned, and the players can burn considerable calories as they try to score.

There are many group games that involve a great deal of exercise, so looking into local sports is a good way to get exercise without spending hours in the gym with weights and treadmills. For those who want to be more active, finding a new group to join can help them achieve their exercise goals and have some fun along the way.