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Old 02.05.2019, 19:16
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Looking for ways to engage in fitness activities

Hello to all. New Expat just arrived and still wet behind the ears. I am looking for any suggestions for groups that enjoy fitness activities (pick up basketball, soccer, hiking groups, anyone up for a fitness run, etc) in the zurich or Winterthur areas. I am in Effretikon and I haven't seen much happening here...yet. Thanks!
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Old 02.05.2019, 19:53
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Re: Looking for ways to engage in fitness activities

Maybe these folks are worth a try:

Zürich Hash House Harriers

or Schaffhausen and Winterthur Hash House Harriers

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Old 02.05.2019, 23:27
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Re: Looking for ways to engage in fitness activities

I sometimes participate in a few of the Hiking and Skiing focused groups on meetup.com. You tend to meet quite a range of nationalities, and the common language is often English.
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Re: Looking for ways to engage in fitness activities

Are you looking for things in English or is German fine? If yes and you want to meet locals look for a Verein. Effretikon will have a Turnverein there you will do lots of different group sport once a weel with a mixed range of age. They might also have a Frauenriege only women or Männerriege only men.

If you are more serious or want i.e. only basketball, check Winterthur. Unihockey is rather big in Switzerland. If you don't mind the English look for Netball Zurich.

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Re: Looking for ways to engage in fitness activities

I can second meetup.com as a great way to find groups of sports lovers. I had a quick look and there's a running group based in Zurich: https://www.meetup.com/CityRunning/. Seems to be bi-lingual.
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Re: Looking for ways to engage in fitness activities

Just pick a direction from your house and go running or cycling?

I play 5 a side indoor soccer and you can join our wait list if you private message me.
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Re: Looking for ways to engage in fitness activities

Hello, I am currently in a Irish Gaelic football team, we have practice every Friday in Oerlikon, Zurich. The group is very sociable, and we usual go the pub after for dinner and drinks. If you are interested PM for the more information.

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