Summer Activities

by Sheila Kalas, master trainer and owner of Fitness Plus

Sheila Kalas, master trainer and owner of Fitness Plus in Lexington, Kentucky

Summers are great for motivating us to get out and move. Lexington and the surrounding communities offer a great variety of activities for you to participate in.

I am amazed at all of the offerings for the public to be active, and many of these are free.
 
 

Biking and Sightseeing
The Legacy Trail is a 12-mile long trail that runs from the east end of downtown (North Lexington Family YMCA) to the Kentucky Horse Park campgrounds. The Legacy Trail is paved. Individuals as well as families can use the trail for active adventures, to go for a bike ride, a walk, or a run. It has beautiful scenery and is a good way for you to learn more about your town, the Kentucky Horse Park in particular.

Parks and Programs
Lexington Parks and Recreation Department has an abundance of programs and activities for all ages and abilities. If you know you want to be active this summer, but don’t know what to do or where to do it, search this website. Your tax dollars pay for many fun and healthy activities that you can take part in. Lexington Parks and Recreation also puts on the Bluegrass 10,000 race on the 4th of July.

Organized Sports
The Bluegrass State Games have been around for many years and are a wonderful way to get you and your kids active and competitive this summer. Whether you have a sport that you already compete in or are just interested in having a little fun, you should check out the games and see what’s in it for you. Events go on all summer.

Foot Races
The local race calendar from John’s Run/Walk Shop is a great resource if you are interested in walking or running races of any distance. During the summer months you can usually find a 5K or other event every weekend that is within driving distance of Lexington. You do not have to be a serious athlete to participate in these events and every race has a good percentage of walkers.

State Parks
Boating, camping, hiking, and horseback riding are some of the outdoor activities at many of the 49 state parks within the Kentucky Department of Parks.

These are just a few of the resources you can use to turn your summer into your summer of health and fitness. The internet is a great resource; search for “outdoor activities Lexington KY” or “running events Lexington KY” and you’ll be amazed at what will come up.

Take advantage of what your city has to offer and how it is trying to help you be as fit and healthy as you can. Do your part and participate!

 
 

If you are looking for a personal trainer in Lexington and Central Kentucky, check out the bios of our Fitness Plus personal trainers and feel free to reach out to us at Fitness Plus.

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