Exercise & fitness

The best clubs to join to expand your social circle

08 Dec 2021 | Written by The Joy Club

There are plenty of fantastic ways to meet new people and try new things, and one of our favourite ways to expand your social circle is to join a club. Not only does it help you to meet people who share your interests but it can also enable you to discover rewarding new skills and hobbies. Here are some of the best types of social clubs to look out for.

Expand your mind with a book club

Joining a book club is a wonderful way to turn a relatively lonely hobby into an extremely rewarding social activity. The beauty of literature is how open it is to interpretation – the message you take from reading Wuthering Heights might be entirely different from the next person’s. 

By joining a book club, you open yourself up to new interpretations, new friends and of course, new books! Why not head over to www.google.co.uk and search for ‘book clubs near me’ and see what you find? 

Get active through sport or fitness classes

No matter what stage of life you’re at, it’s always important to do some regular exercise. Just 20-30 minutes of basic exercise can have profound benefits for both your body and mind. 

While solo activities like walking are fantastic in themselves, you’ll probably have a lot more fun if you join a team, club or group. Whether it’s a team-based sport like football or something less competitive, such as a cycling group or a dance class, there are plenty of fun ways to stay active and social through physical activity.



Make your mark with crafting

Arts and crafts aren’t just a great way to express and foster your creativity, they also have plenty of health benefits too. Hands-on activities like pottery or painting can promote brain health as well as ward off mental health issues like stress and depression.

If you have a particular hobby that you already love, then joining a specific club or group dedicated to that hobby can help you meet like minded people who share the same passion as you. Not only do crafting groups allow you to form different bonds than you may have with other – less crafty – friends, but they can also help you up your game in crochet, knitting or felting (whatever your crafting ‘poison’ may be!).


Share the sound of music

There is nothing quite like music for bringing people together. We all have our favourite songs and artists and it feels great when we get to share our favourite music with others. 

Whether you have a talent for playing an instrument or enjoy singing your heart out (or perhaps you prefer just to listen!),  there will be a musical club for you to join. That’s because the most important thing is the love of music and the willingness to share. You could even try a Zoom-based choir if you’d like to make music from the comfort of your own home (allowing you to mute yourself, depending on your confidence levels!).



Online clubs

Socialising doesn’t always have to happen in person. Online clubs and activity groups are an increasingly popular way to make the most of your chosen hobby and spend time with people who share your interests. At The Joy Club – an online activity club for people who enjoy keeping busy – you’ll find all of the activities listed in this article and more, plus daily reads for those looking for inspiration of the more relaxed kind. Premium membership costs just £5 per month and all new members get a one-month, no obligation free trial. 

Interested? Click here to find out more and sign up for free today!