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Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Games for Large Groups, Games for Small Groups | 0 comments

Touch Wrestling

Touch Wrestling

This game works great as a warm-up and it always gets people laughing and interacting.

Players: 2+

Equipment: None

Game: Players get into groups of 2 more more.  Players must try to tap the other players’ shoulder or calf, while preventing the same from happening to themselves. Players score 1 point for each tap (no-double tapping allowed – players must switch hands with each tap!).  Standard format I use is to have groups of 2 try to tap shoulders for 1 minute, then knees/calves for 1 minute, then both shoulders and calves for 1 minute.  A lot of fun and gets people very loose.  It helps if players are of a similar ability level and height (taller people have longer reach advantage). You can see a round of it being played here:

Variations: You can do a timed interval, like 1 minute, or play until someone gets X number of points.  Another option is to make each player do X number of reps after each period, letting the high-score player pick the exercise.

  • FREE FOR ALL: All players compete against each other for 3-5 minutes, anytime someone is tagged they must run outside the playing area and do 5 burpees before going back in. Player(s) with the most points win and/or player(s) tagged the least (these won’t always be the same people!). See it in action below:

  • SMALL GROUP: This game works in small groups as well (usually 3 or 4 players): is a totally free, ad-free web site run by me, a regular ‘ol boot camp instructor.  If you appreciate the content here and want to see more, please consider purchasing Cards Against Obesity, the fun fitness card game I created and use with my own clients, or my new eBook with over 40 premium fitness games.  Thanks for your support!