First things first: Get the idea of your Old Mate dressed in tight lycra out of your head.
Cycling isn't about the gear, speed or equipment - it's a low-impact way to keep your Old Mate fit and healthy.
Many cities have public bike infrastructure which is both cheap and easily accessible.
This activity may not be suitable for all Old Mates as there is a decent le [ ... ]
OMG, where do we even begin to start with why your Old Mate needs to dance!?
Strength, coordination, flexibility, social connection, increased mental health: Dance is the mac-daddy of wellness activities.
Whether it's salsa, ballroom, waltz, crumping, foxtrot, hip hop, swing or cha cha - you and your Old Mate are guaranteed to have a blast.
Dancing options are goin [ ... ]
Gym or Fitness Group
Have a gym membership? Most will have certain days or sessions where you can take your Old Mate along for free.
Often when we think of fitness, it's cardio that instantly comes to mind. However, strength and resistance training is important for your Old Mate, too.
Resistance training can improve and strengthen muscles - making every day activities like stairs and getting ou [ ... ]
Sometimes stereotypes exist for a reason...
Lawn bowls is a fantastic game for your Old Mate - it's cheap, social, outdoors, and not too physically demanding.
It's an ideal activity to combine with Old Mate Double Date.
After a few matches, your Old Mate may even wish to join a lawn bowls club. Ask you loc [ ... ]
Set a Training Goal
Working towards a specific goal is a great way to keep your Old Mate's motivation up - especially in between your visits.
Keeping fitness levels up can be challenging for some Old Mates as physical limitations like arthritis and other ailments set in.
Swimming is an awesome fitness option as it's super-low impact - which is great for the joints. Studies also suggest that it can help with heart health, osteoporosis, flexibility, muscle strength and mental health.
Even if your Old Mate isn't a c [ ... ]
Walking & Hiking
Outdoors. It's a pretty cool place.
It's not just Old Mates that need to get out of the house more often to feel the sun on their face and wind in their hair - it's all of us.
Going for a walk or hike in nature is a great stress reliever and helps to invigorate and energise. Obviously the style and length of the walk will depend on your Old Mate's physical ability, so we re [ ... ]