There’s no doubting that some forms of exercise are painful, dreadful and just down right boring, especially with age. But there’s one local Rochester resident who is looking to show adults that exercising can be fun.
“I’ve been a member of a gym for years and years, and I cannot stand working out in an artificial environment,” said 45-year-old Colleen Campbell.
Campbell, a lifelong soccer player, is looking to start an adult-only soccer group for residents of all communities. The inaugural meeting will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 am at Dexter Field in Rochester.
If all goes well, the group will meet weekly on Saturday mornings from now through October.
“I’m trying to get various people together, both males and females, who want to play casual soccer,” said Campbell. “Adults don’t get enough chances to exercise outside of the gym. Your body changes a lot when you’re 40, so you have to stay in shape.”
The focus of the team will not be on skill, but rather social interaction and exercise. The group is also free of charge.
“Soccer is much more enjoyable and you’re distracted from the agony of the exercise when there’s a social component to it.,” Campbell said. “It’s going to be really easy going soccer. The real focus is to get adults back to having fun like when we were kids.”
For more information on the soccer team, contact Colleen Campbell at 508-269-1746.
By Katy Fitzpatrick