dustinreecexxx saidThe YMCA has many sports teams from beginners to advanced...Look into it in your area
I've always wanted to play sports and be an athlete, but it just never happened when I was a kid. I'm 22 now so I'm curious whether it would be worth it to pursue something like this or should I just move on. If so where should I start and what should I try doing?
Well, there's competing, and also participating. In my late 60s I'm participating, not trying to compete. But at least I'm doing something.
Things like non-competitive runs, and bike rides. Usually for charity, which gives me some motivation. Otherwise my lazy nature would prevail.
Odd thing is, I never saw my own Father ever ride a bicycle, or do anything athletic. Born in 1911, it just wasn't his generation to do that. Gyms were specialty places for competitive male athlete training, like boxers. The general public didn't go there.
He had his WWII Army physical training, and that was about it. The idea of jogging, when that became a craze, would never have entered his mind. And a gym was something for students in schools. Not for adults.