Indoor Athletic Activities In Columbus

Rainy Day? Try These Four Indoor Athletic Activities

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Indoor Athletic Activities In ColumbusRainy Day? Try These Four Indoor Athletic Activities

With spring comes lots of rainy days. In Columbus, the spring weather never seems to stay dry and warm. When your night or weekend outside gets spoiled with a thunderstorm, how are you going to stay active?

If you’re feeling restless but the rain won’t stop, we’ve made the perfect list of activities that turn dark days into fun! Call some friends and get moving with our four favorite indoor athletic activities.

Columbus Gets Indoor Fun

In Ohio, there’s plenty of ways to stay active when the weather goes bad. It happens so often, we’ve learned to be prepared! Whether you’re alone or with friends, these activities can make your stormy day come alive.


When the rain comes out, it might be time to hit the lanes! Bowling keeps you active no matter your athletic level. As a form of exercise, the sport can help lower your risk of stroke and heart attack, as well as improve inner circulation. The walking and throwing of bowling keeps your muscles limber without straining them, bringing you the stress relief of physical activity with a lot less blood, sweat, and tears.

Along with the health benefits, bowling keeps everyone involved because there’s no real minimum or maximum group size. Family in town? Grab a few lanes and split up between them. Get competitive with your score or just try to stay out of the gutter; the game can be as casual as you want it. Don’t overlook how fun a game of rainy day bowling can be!

At Home Indoor Soccer

Feel like staying at home? Mini indoor soccer is a great way to get moving in a small space. In a room-sized game, the miles of running and heavy physical contact of soccer go away for an activity anyone can jump into. The movement and mental creativity of soccer is great physical exercise and can help keep your metabolism up, burning calories in the process.

All it takes is a little space, a small ball that’s easy to kick around, and a goal! If you don’t have official goals, use two objects to mark out a goal line, or run to a sporting goods store to grab mini indoor goals; most sporting goods stores make goals perfect for an in-home match. It’s easy to get moving at home; grab a ball and play a little indoor soccer!

Ice Skating

When you’re dying to get outside but a storm keeps you in, ice skating makes you feel free! Going to a local rink with friends is excellent exercise and leaves plenty of time to hang out on the ice. Almost every single muscle group in your body is used while you ice skate, from your legs and core to keep balance to your hands when you inevitably fall. Everyone falls, right? Compared to most indoor activities, ice skating is affordable, and chances are there is a rec center near you with a discounted public skate night. Maybe it’s time to strap on some skates and hit the ice!

Axe Throwing

Have you ever thought about axe throwing as exercise? The fun and physical activity of hitting that target go hand in hand. Most of your arm muscles and core get used to throw the axe, in addition to your legs helping you keep balance as you move.

The best part is, you won’t even notice the calories burning; the fun of it keeps your mind off the physical demands. You and your friends can reserve a lane and make it an event! Both locations are outside-food friendly, so dinner and a game can all happen in the same place.

A New Way To Work Out

It feels daunting to find a way to stay active and have fun when spring weather kills your outdoor plans. We hope these ideas give you new inspiration to think outside the box about getting exercise on a rainy day.

If the forecast calls for rain, reserve your axe throwing lane ahead of time and make your indoor workout a little more fun!

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Bar Crawl Alternatives In Downtown Columbus

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Bar Crawl Alternatives In ColumbusBar Crawl Alternatives In Downtown Columbus

The bar crawl, a time-honored tradition of wild nights and unforgettable memories, has been a staple of good times across the country. 

But, has the thrill begun to wane? Are you and your crew in search of a new adventure, a fresh scene to explore?

If your friend group has exhausted all their ideas, fear not! We’ve got the ultimate list of bar crawl alternatives that will revamp your Friday night plans. Whether you’re in the mood for a boozy bash or a sophisticated craft beer experience, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to swap out the mundane for the extraordinary – all while enjoying good company and great drinks. Our handpicked list will make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun. 

So, gear up for your next hangout with one of these thrilling bar crawl alternatives in Columbus, Ohio!

A New Way To Drink And Be Merry

Of course, a true bar crawl alternative has to involve drinks right? Hang with friends and stay a little boozy with our suggestions.

Columbus Brewery Tour

Any bar crawl contestant must experience the many breweries Cap City has to offer! In addition to learning about the brewing process and the history of beer production, you’ll sample some of the greatest local brews. Brewery tours frequently take you behind the scenes and demonstrate the materials and tools used in each special craft brew.

Whether you appreciate the craft of making beer or not, at least there are plenty of tastings and hang times involved! Check out Wolf’s Ridge brewery tour and Brewdog’s massive regional headquarters in Canal Winchester.

Cocktail Competition

Starting a cocktail competition with your friends makes for a great evening – if you do it right. Invite your friends over for a night where every attendee makes a cocktail for the judging of the guests. This is the moment to showcase your mixology skills and creativity, all while sampling your friends’ favorite creations!

Participating in a cocktail competition is an excellent way to learn new recipes, techniques, and tips from one another. It also adds a dash of excitement to your gathering and makes for a friendly competition. Did we mention, you don’t have to be an experienced bartender to take part? With some practice and creativity, anyone can concoct a delicious drink! Don’t have a favorite? Check out the best of our Dueling Axes cocktail menu for inspiration here!

Pedal Wagon

Embark on a unique adventure through Columbus by hopping on a pedal wagon with your friends! This oversized wagon, equipped with a keg of beer, offers a fun and active way to explore the city. Whether you decide to dress it up or keep it casual, pedaling around town is a great way to take in the sights and sounds of the city while getting some exercise. Most wagons even let you bring your own music, and with various stops along the route and a refreshing beverage in hand, unforgettable moments with your friends are guaranteed. Visit the Pedal Wagon Columbus website to learn more!

Time To Kick Axe!

You know where else you could be throwing back drinks with friends, all while trying your best in a friendly game? A lane at Dueling Axes! At our Downtown Columbus location, bring your own food and drink for your session or try the full service bar at our New Albany location! There’s nothing like trying a new beer with your friends while you try to beat each other’s score on the target. Reserve your axe throwing lane here. 

Next Friday night or Saturday afternoon, break from the norm and try one of these alternatives!

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