How Exercise Can Impact Team Building

Sometimes the best team building exercises with your work crew take place outside of the office—and involve literal exercise.

By Jennifer Johnmeyer

Nov 2023

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Here are five places throughout 417-land that offer the best team building exercises. Remember, teamwork makes the dream work.

Andy B’s Bowl Social

1127 E. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, 417-883-1234
Andy B’s is a stellar pick for boosting team camaraderie and holding networking events or off-sites, too. And bowling is just one option: Laser tag and a wide array of arcade games—plus an on-site restaurant—mean everybody wins.

Volleyball Beach Ozark

1198 State Hwy NN, Ozark, 417-771-9330
Sometimes you can learn so much more about a co-worker by watching them spike a ball like it’s their side hustle than listening to them give a PowerPoint presentation. Volleyball Beach Ozark offers 10 white-sand courts. A dome covers the facility from October to May, so you can get that beach feeling—and group bonding—year-round.

Classic’s Yard

1900 W. Sunset St., Springfield, 417-881-7625
In the back of the Classic Rock Coffee building is a space filled with fun that will get your team moving. They have pickleball courts, basketball, cornhole, ping-pong and a bunch more. There’s even fowling, a game that involves hurling a football at some bowling pins. Oh and there’s a full bar and food from Classic Rock Coffee’s menu, for when you need a little snack.

BigShots Golf

1930 E. Kearney St., Springfield, 417-427-3040
Not a golf person? You don’t have to be at BigShots Golf. Book a tee box, kick back and connect with colleagues while making fun of each other’s swings. Compete for bragging rights or just enjoy chatting over apps and drinks and snapping group pics.

Meta Golf

1217 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, 417-544-1344
New arrival Meta Golf boasts a state-of-the-art golf simulator that can transport your team to more than 200 world-famous courses (Pebble Beach, anyone?). Play for fun, participate in tournaments for real prizes or practice your swing with pros.