Exercise & fitness

Jump into the unknown with Eddie the Eagle: The power of trying something new

28 Sep 2023 | Written by The Joy Club

By the time we reach adulthood, we are rarely encouraged to seek out new experiences, to try new activities or to continue learning new things. By retreating into the comfort of our day-to-day routines, we lose out on potentially life-changing discoveries and experiences.

Trying ‘something new’ needn’t be a radical lifestyle change; no one’s expecting you to become a marathon runner, published author or globe-trotter overnight. You may just want to introduce some new recipes into your weekly repertoire or some new moves into your exercise routine!

If you’d like to learn from an expert in ‘giving it a go’ and trying something new, come along to our upcoming exclusive talk with Eddie the Eagle – a beloved British athlete who took a leap (or a jump) by participating in the Winter Olympics as Great Britain’s first ever ski-jumper. Whilst he didn’t win any medals, he did win the hearts of the public with his tenacity and resilience.

Try something new with The Joy Club!

Take a leaf out of Eddie’s book and let us help you to discover a new passion – think of all the things you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t had the chance to yet. Through our wide variety of live online events and extensive library of on-demand content for you to watch, listen to and read, you have a whole world of possibilities available at your fingertips.

You can exercise your brain with our Neurobics workshop and find a new favourite kind of movement with our Tai Chi, gentle cardio and yogalates classes. If you’re looking to get those creative juices flowing, you can also give our creative writing, origami and mindful drawing sessions a go.

There is no expectation for you to have experience in these activities before you attend one of our classes. Our community always welcomes newcomers. Here’s what one member – a first-timer at our weekly mindful drawing class – had to say about her experience:

“This class was so much more than I thought it was going to be. Yes, it’s a calm hour in one’s week, but I’ve come away with a sense of achievement, and a changed attitude to art.

OK, my drawing was just about recognisable, but I’ve never drawn as an adult, so I’m encouraged to keep trying. Jane is amazing; calm, enthusiastic, and an utterly brilliant artist.

I’m off to buy some proper pencils. Who’d have thought that at my age I’d be buying art supplies!”

– Helen, member of The Joy Club

Try something new with The Joy Club and take a look at our calendar of live online events

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