We all know that person who doesn't really exercise-at least in the traditional sense-yet looks great. They're part of the always-on-the-go set, individuals whose hobbies include tons of adventurous activities (but never "working out"). Here, we've compiled tips for newbies who want in on the action.

We all know that person who doesn't really exercise-at least in the traditional sense-yet looks great. They're part of the always-on-the-go set, individuals whose hobbies include tons of adventurous activities (but never "working out"). Here, we've compiled tips for newbies who want in on the action.

ROWING

EXPECT: An incredibly aerobic (albeit preppy) workout that's great for increasing ?leg and back strength

TRY IT: The Greater Columbus Rowing Association offers learn-to-row clinics starting in June (registration begins this month). Experienced rowers and coxswains provide participants, who meet twice a week for a month, with a comprehensive overview of technique, water safety and boat-handling. columbusrowing.org

CLIMBING

EXPECT: A tough upper-body workout that involves a balanced mix of bravery and balance

TRY IT: At Vertical Adventures, you can learn to climb in a safe, indoor environment. The 90-minute Rope 101 class gives new climbers the foundation skills-belaying, rope-handling, knot-tying-necessary before trekking up the wall. Once you've tackled the basics, try a movement class (where you'll learn footwork and basic route sequences). verticaladventuresohio.com

CYCLOCROSS

EXPECT: A total-body, high-intensity workout

TRY IT: Cyclocross-30- to 60-minute off-road bicycle racing notable for obstacles and barriers that constitute hopping off the bike for a bit-is intense. Cycling group Cap City Collective offers weekly practices during the warmer months (newbies welcome), while Cap City Cyclocross has all the details on 2015 races. capcitycross.com

FOOTGOLF

EXPECT: A less-extreme alternative to the typical 90-minute soccer game-but just as much fun

TRY IT: Since opening Central Ohio's first FootGolf course a year ago, Table Rock Golf Club in Centerburg has become a new soccer hotspot. The game, a mix of soccer and golf, involves a standard soccer ball and 18 21-inch cups. Bonus: At about $10, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than a round of golf. tablerockgc.com