Legends Sports Complex offers various adult sport activities for getting a good workout, rather than going to a gym or running around the neighborhood.
“Legends began offering adult leagues a few years ago to provide another option for adults who wanted to be active without just having to run on a treadmill,” said Ashley Turrentine, Legends Sports Complex athletic director. “There is the option of just dropping in to play a pickup soccer game or Ultimate Frisbee game or signing up for one of the leagues offered by Sports Monkey-The Woodlands.”
Legends partnered with Sports Monkey in June to help increase the number of leagues it offers for the myriad of new residents moving to The Woodlands area. The leagues are all considered recreational to help promote adults staying active and being social, Turrentine said.
“We have run youth leagues for years and enjoy focusing on the development of young athletes,” she said. “[Sports Monkey] seemed like a perfect fit when we wanted to grow and increase the amount of leagues we offer.”
The sports leagues run year-round at Legends. Drop-in Ultimate Frisbee is every Monday from 8-10 p.m., and drop-in soccer is every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. on the indoor turf field. Games are free for Legends members to participate, or $5 for nonmembers. Sports Monkey offers adult basketball on Tuesday and Thursday nights, kickball Wednesday nights and sand volleyball on Tuesday nights.
Legends also has a large number of companies that register teams for Sports Monkey leagues.
“We offer a social aspect for young professionals as well as sports,” said Kevin Block, vice president of business development for Sports Monkey. “We are well-balanced. We offer competition, plus the social aspect.”
Turrentine grew up playing sports and loves being the athletic director at Legends, she said.
“The great thing about playing in the leagues is it keeps me active and in shape,” she said. “We measured it and during a two-hour Ultimate Frisbee game, you can run about 5 miles and not even realize it. You also become part of this huge group of friends that play in the different leagues, work out together between seasons and even meet up for events around The Woodlands.”