Almost every kind of sport is possible in Germany, with men and women, young and old, fit and less fit people all involved. The health aspect often plays a key role for adults, whereas children mainly want to have fun.
There are countless sporting opportunities. Many people in Germany go cycling or jogging or go to the gym on their own. Once a contract has been concluded, you can take advantage of various options there. There are relatively cheap possibilities (approx. €20/month), but also very expensive, specialist programs, e.g. for bodybuilding or health training.
Football, gymnastics and tennis are among the most popular club sports. But swimming, judo and badminton are also popular. Some sports clubs, especially in smaller towns, have only limited capacities for top athletes. That is why they often only accept people who are already experienced in the respective sport.
For most people, the best thing to do in these clubs is the so-called “grassroots sport”. There you can have fun and enjoy physical exercise without committing yourself to sport at the highest level.
In many places in Germany churches offer sports where everyone who wants to take part is welcome. These sports groups are usually free of charge and often offer additional opportunities for joint activities.