If you haven’t jumped on the pickleball bandwagon, now is the time. This sport is increasing in popularity among players ages 18–60 years old.
The game is accessible to anyone due to the simple rules, small court size and minimal equipment. And, most importantly, it is a fun way to be active with friends. The health benefits of being a “pickler” include placing low stress on joints, improving balance and strength, decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as enhancing mental health due to the social nature.
What are you waiting for? Grab a friend, and head to one of the many courts in the area. (There are more than 42 public pickleball courts in Minnetonka alone.)
Laurel Famigletti is an area resident and owner of EndorP.H.I.T, where she provides virtual group fitness classes, in-home personal training and virtual nutrition coaching.