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The best clubs to join to meet new people

12 Feb 2022 | Written by The Joy Club

Over the last few years, we have all had to change the way we socialise and when we retire, it can be harder to find opportunities to meet new people. Thankfully, there are plenty of clubs and activities out there that can help keep you busy and meet like minded people. In this blog post, we share the best clubs to join whether you want to learn a new skill, meet people who share your interests, stay healthy and active, or all of the above!


The best clubs for people who want to learn new skills

Research suggests that one of the best ways to keep our brains healthy throughout our lives is by seeking out new challenges that stimulate the mind. That might be by making it a habit to do a daily word puzzle or sudoku, or by taking on a longer-term learning goal. 

Here are some suggestions for clubs that will push you to challenge your mind: 

  1. A language class – learning a second language can be a fantastic eye opener. Not only do you learn a new language but you learn more about other cultures and perhaps have a fresh way of seeing your favourite holiday destinations. Learning a new language can also help train your brain in ways you may not have known about.
  2. A lecture class – perhaps you want another taste of being back in school and want that thrill of learning something for the first time. Lecture classes help you learn new ideas or even challenge the way you’ve thought about things in the past. 
  3. A photography club – if you’re interested in photography, joining a photography club is the perfect way to learn more about the art form and meet other enthusiasts.
  4. A book club – meeting with like-minded people to discuss books is a great way to learn more about different topics and expand your horizons.
  5. A coffee morning – nothing beats a chat over a cup of tea. A coffee morning is a great way to enjoy some casual conversation over a hot beverage and learn about others. 


The best clubs for health and wellbeing

It’s one thing to keep the mind healthy, but we all know that working our bodies is vital to keeping healthy and happy. These classes will help keep you fit at your own pace and connect with others who are doing just the same: 

  1. Cardio classes – aerobics, dance, and fitness classes are a great way to get active and get your heart rate up. You don’t have to push yourself too hard, but you can work at your own pace and get your blood pumping. Plus, exercise like this releases endorphins, also known as our happiness hormones, providing a natural boost to your daily feeling of positivity and wellbeing. 
  2. Stretching classes – exercises like yoga and Tai Chi are great ways to improve your flexibility and improve your strength and balance without putting too much stress on your joints.


Joining all these clubs and more

If you have these clubs local to you then that’s wonderful. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case for everyone and you may have to miss out. But with The Joy Club, you’re only limited to what you enjoy. At The Joy Club, our simple membership options give you the freedom to take part in events, enjoy exclusive new articles every day and get involved in a way that suits you and your lifestyle. So, no matter what club you want to try, with the Joy Club, it will always be local to you. 

When you join The Joy Club, you’ll find many of the activities listed in this article and more. Premium membership costs just £5 per month and all new members get a one-month, no obligation free trial. 

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