Hobbies to Consider When Living in Surrey – Guns, Clubs and Fitness

Fitness Club

Surrey is a great place for anyone to consider calling home. Whether you’re entering retirement and wish to settle down somewhere pleasant or are making the impactful decision to expand your family and want to raise your kids in a family-friendly environment, this area of the country could very well be the answer.

No matter what your situation, it’s important to ensure you have plenty to do to keep yourself occupied. All too often, we end a busy day with plopping down in front of the television for the evening. However, there are a number of good reasons to pick up a hobby including:

  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Can make you a more interesting person (just imagine all the cool Facebook pictures you can post when you’re regularly doing something fun and exciting!)
  • Helps you get out there, move around, and lose weight

I have been a long-time resident of Surrey, and there are so many exciting opportunities for you to take advantage of, and there are a few hobbies in particular you should be aware of.

Take Up Target Shooting

Target Shooting

It’s not my intention to persuade you to consider gun ownership. However, if you’re open to the idea of owning a firearm, target shooting can be a great way to release tension and stress. Not to mention, you can more easily protect your loved ones when you are well-versed in gun use.

It’s important to consider the fact that there are obvious safety concerns when there is a gun in the household. Especially if you have children in the home, a few things you should do to lower your chances of an accident include:

  • If you feel your children are mature enough, allow them to be involved in target shooting. This not only allows you a fun activity to do together, but it also eliminates dangerous curiosity and shows your kids the capability of a firearm.
  • Read reviews to find the best gun safe to keep your weapon carefully stored away.
  • Always keep the safety turned on when the gun is not in use.
  • Keep gun unloaded when not being used.

Start a Club

Golf Club

With a population of over 468,000, there’s sure to be people in the area who share your interests. With the power of the Internet at your fingertips, it’s now easier than ever to reach out and socialize. With this being said, consider starting a club that’s focused on a passion of yours.

For instance, gardening and book clubs are popular. However, you may have a more unique passion. Whether you are an avid collector of butterfly specimens or are focused on raising awareness of the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, consider reaching out to others who feel the same. This gives you a unique chance not only to enjoy something you love but also to find joy in sharing your experiences with others who truly appreciate what you’re offering.

Regular Exercise Regimen

Regular Exercise

Let’s face it. We have busy lives, and it can be easy to just go home and be lazy after a grueling day at the office. However, doing so can have a number of negative side effects, and these are only heightened if you work in a setting where you spend most of your time sitting. Just a few include:

  • Weight gain
  • Development of heart problems
  • Depression

While it may take you some time to get accustomed, engaging in a regular workout regimen is a proven way to elevate your mood and your health. The term “runner’s high” is popular because it has merit. When you workout, endorphins are released that leave you feeling good after hitting the gym. If you’re not sure how to get started, Surrey offers a number of gyms you can take advantage of. Their staff can help point you in the right direction, and just a few you can consider include:

  • Platinum Athletic Club
  • Goodlife Fitness
  • Elevation Fitness
  • Anytime Fitness

If you have health concerns, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise regimen.

Taking Quality of Life to a Whole New Level

Life in surrey is exciting, and there are so many fun and exciting activities the entire family can take advantage of including:

  • An exciting afternoon of adrenaline-pumping action at Thorpe Amusement Park
  • A quiet time for reflection at Savill Garden
  • A sophisticated evening at New Victoria Theatre

While you certainly have a number of options when it comes to entertainment, I have found that, when you pick up a hobby, you can find more fulfillment in life. Surrey offers a great environment for each of these exciting pastimes. Not only can they keep you occupied, but they can enhance your overall quality of life in the process.

Stephan Mathias

I love to blog about living and volunteering in the city I love, Surrey BC.