What Indoor Sports Can You Play During Quarantine?

Choose one, two or ten from the list and you're ready for this quarantine. From trampoline to futsal, indoor cycling to badminton, squash to kabaddi, urban golf to dodgeball, ping pong to basketball, and track and field sports - there are plenty of indoor sports that you can play during quarantine. In addition to the fact that it may be the funniest form of exercise ever, you'll find that the trampoline exercises the whole body with all the twists and turns and, yes, it lands in all kinds of different positions, sometimes, not always intentionally. Your heart rate will definitely increase with all those rebounds, while it's also pretty good at improving balance and coordination.

Trampoline has become much more acceptable as something adults can do in their spare time in recent years, and there are plenty of indoor park operators to try, from Flip Out to Bounce. Meanwhile, Oxygen Free Jumping has new fitness classes in parks across the UK (you can burn up to 1,000 calories per session) and they range from HIIT-focused combat classes to martial arts-influenced combat classes, as well as bootcamp or circuit training. If you still don't feel ready for the steep curves of a velodrome, it's totally understandable, and spinning is a low-key alternative. You put on just as much endorphins on a stationary bike and, boy, will you work those thighs? Indoor riders can burn around 600 calories per class, depending on how much you increase that resistance and how much effort you put in. The UK has a lot to offer those thinking of track cycling, with test sessions available at world-class indoor velodromes, such as the Manchester National Cycling Centre.

Elsewhere in the country, there is the Lee Valley VeloPark in London Olympic Park, the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, the Wales National Velodrome in Newport and the newly built Derby Velodrome. Maybe you're a little bored playing soccer or you've never liked to kick a ball in a muddy field. Futsal is played with only five players on each side and is played on a small indoor field. The game is very popular with children but now more adults are playing. The ball bounces less but other than that it's quite similar to soccer: you'll develop ball skills and technical skill; you'll tackle but glide tackles are prohibited; and it's ideal for fitness, balance and agility.

Plus there's no offside rule so it's a little simpler but a lot of fun. We've found a lot more information about futsal on The FA website and this is useful for knowing how to get involved (there are now adult leagues for men and women across the country).There are many gyms and clubs with one or both badminton or squash courts in. In fact there are more than 20,000 badminton courts and 1,800 clubs across England (find them here) and there is a squash search engine here. What more could you need? Because it's something a little different and it's very popular in Southeast Asia is Kabaddi.

It's good if you're looking to work hard because it's a very physical endurance sport (it's quite similar to wrestling) and it's played for 45 minutes. It involves everything from running, kicking and dodging opponents but it's also good if you like yoga as players control their mind and body through self-control and concentration. A unique combination right? While the sport is resurfacing a bit around the world it is not yet well known outside South Asia. However many units now have teams and there is the Kabaddi Federation of England (United Kingdom) useful for finding clubs. There are no burdens in the UK yet but it definitely seems to be growing. It's true that urban golf seems to be a bit of a London-centric sport: there are places like Soho Golf & Country Club or Royal Smithfield or the City Golf & Sports Bar also has six simulators with more than 50 of the world's best golf courses to try. Go Mammoth has the biggest dodgeball leagues in London.

Elsewhere in the country the UK Dodgeball association has details on how to participate in affiliated clubs and player memberships. When summer comes you could be one of those who love to pick up a tennis racket and pretend you're living the Wimbledon life but in winter on cold gray days ping pong could be the answer. It's great for increasing those annoying levels of concentration plus you're guaranteed some exercises because let's face it unless you're the Andy Murray of the ping pong world this sport requires practice. Another big selling point to try ping pong? You don't have to play it in a boring sports center (soz) how about checking out ping pong bars such as Bounce in London Kosmonaut in Manchester or Das Kino in Nottingham? If you prefer to exercise without the temptation of alcohol here's information on how to learn more about social ping pong in your area which is thriving in all kinds of places right now. Before table tennis made its debut in 1988 it was and still is informally known as ping pong. In the U. S., basketball is the most popular indoor sport.

Basketball is played all over the country at all levels and you'll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't enjoy shooting a few shots. Athletics is a combination of activities that are expected to be outdoors-only. Running jumping throwing all the things you'd think need more space than you'd find inside. For track and field sports to move indoors large venues with plenty of space are needed. Many multi-sport air domes are created with this sport in mind.