Rhea proposed changing the name of the site to Fitness & Well-being. However, after looking at some of the discussion on Area51 I suggested a different title:
Fitness & Sports
I'll reiterate my points from Area51: We already have things like:
- martial arts,
- general exercising advice,
- injury prevention,
- rest & muscle recovery,
- nutritional advice
Basically the list goes on and on! Half of our questions would be on-topic or duplicates on any of the separate sport sites, since a lot of exercises to prevent injuries, training or diet advice is more general than specific to one type of sports.
In most cases, what sets a form of sport apart is often the type of gear they need, which unless its about general advice on how to pick something, would be a shopping-recommendation, which are generally off-topic on all SE-sites. As for the tactical aspects, other than being highly subjective in most cases, by simply ignoring forms of sport you dislike would mean you'd never see them in the first place.
What's more important is that we all exercise. You might be an archer or a rock climber, but what do you do when it rains? You go to the gym and work on your muscles, so you'll be better next time. You may be a football or hockey player, but you'll still have to do endurance runs to maintain your condition. Spot a trend? We have more in common then what sets us apart.
If Nutrition is on-topic for our physical fitness site, I see no reason why other forms of sport would be. That also means we would welcome the baggage that comes with any form of sport, such as the gear, training schedules or exercises and tactics/ruling. To me as long as it's about performing a form of sports, it should be on-topic
Anyone who's worried about losing track of the interesting questions, here some perspective: Stack Overflow has 3500 questions/day, Super User as the second largest site has 130 questions/day, Mathematics as the largest Stack Exchange site has only 'only' 61 questions/day. Worrying about not being able to find interesting questions to answer, when you have tags to filter them would only become a problem if we get bigger than Super User over night. Everybody who claims it's a problem mistakes the SO chaos with how it works on any other Stack Exchange site.
Actually we already cover this scope, so I propose to make it official!