#2 is going through a lot of situational depression right now (bad things keep happening, starting with her FIL’s death several months ago). Back when she lived in a hellhole, one of the things that kept her sane (along with increased meds) was weekly horseback riding. In graduate school, it was fencing.
Horseback riding is too expensive and doesn’t work with her work schedule now that she has a day job. She had to fire her fencing master when she found out he voted for Trump and the other fencing options are too far away.
Paradise has every single kind of exercise in the world, but you have to know what you’re looking for to find it. She hates sweating. She hates exercise. But she’s thinking about maybe looking into something else even though she hates exercise and she hates sweat (so do I!). So I said I’d ask Grumpy Nation what’s out there.
So, don’t tell her what she should do or what she should try. Yes, she knows that John Green started liking exercise after doing it a few months in a row (we’re both watching 100 days). Don’t lecture her about exercise etc. That’s not going to help. [update: And will be deleted.]
Instead, answer these: What kinds of exercise do you enjoy or did you used to enjoy? What kinds of exercise do you know that other people enjoy? What kind of exercise would you like to try? What’s out there?
For me, I like swimming and hiking. I used to like field hockey and gymnastics. My sister is into ballet and yoga and modern dance. My mom loves kickboxing. DH used to do fencing and kendo. How about you?