With warmer weather and sunny skies, we’re all about taking our physical activities outdoors. From a friendly game of pickleball to biking or walking down a beautiful nature trail, here are six ideas to inspire your outdoor workouts this season.
Bike with the backdrop of the Bay
There’s nothing like the 11-miles of Shoreline Boulevard/Ocean Drive to get our hearts pumping while riding our bikes, plus there is a dedicated bike lane for most of the way. Air up your tires and take in the beautiful bay while cruising past our favorite downtown views. Looking for a new set of wheels? Pay Bay Area Bicycles a visit and see what they’ve got in store!
Gather a group of friends for a game of your choosing
Recreational sports are a great way to target multiple muscle groups and get your heartbeat pumping. Head over to Al Kruse Tennis Center for a pick up game of pickleball or tennis. Not quite sure how to play? The center offers daily lessons for both pickleball and tennis taught by pros. Just give them a ring to schedule.
Surround yourself with nature for a walk or run
Taking a walk or going for a run is one of the most accessible ways to exercise outdoors, whether your choice is a path along the stunning coastline or one of the Coastal Bend’s nature hiking trails. You can find a full list of nature trails waiting to be explored here.
Try something new and take a stand-up paddleboarding class
Stand-up paddleboarding has become popular in the last few years due to its full-body workout! There are great spots around the Coastal Bend to get your paddle on, but Water Dog Yoga, SUP & Barre offers classes right on the marina’s edge if you’re looking for a place to learn and don’t own your own equipment.
Take your workout to the water
Kayaking, surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, you name it – being on the coast provides the perfect opportunity to exercise on the water in a myriad of different ways! Check out Worldwinds Windsurfing, Inc. at Bird Island Basin for windsurfing lessons and and kayak rentals.
Join in on this weekly group fitness class
Did you know there is a free, public workout held along the Bayfront every Saturday morning? Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront takes place at The Water’s Edge every Saturday (weather permitting) from 8 am to 11 am through a partnership with VFit Productions, a local company devoted to promoting a healthy lifestyle. Pre-registration is required and the program is for all skill levels, ages 8 and older. Youth ages 8 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult.