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Best Places To Workout Outdoors

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Summer can be the perfect time to get active and live a healthier lifestyle, Even if you don't have a membership to a gym you can still burn some calories on your own. Through out the Red River Valley parks and bike paths can provide an opportunity to work on getting healthier.

Just by walking nearly everyday can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and reduce body fat. Fitness experts suggest walking 10,000 steps a day which equals out to be about 5 miles. 

Looking for fun family activities? Bike paths are a great place for kids to race and parents to pedal off the pounds. More than 450 calories can be burned in one hour when cycling.

Fitness trainers say sometimes they take groups to parks that have outdoor exercise equipment. Milwaukee Trail Mini Park in south Fargo provides a park for kids and six pieces of equipment to strengthen many muscles.

One way to stay cool while working out is by going swimming. Public pools are not only a great place to bring the kids to play but also to do laps. Swimming for one hour can burn more than 470 calories. 

A new way to workout in the pool is being offered in Fargo. The Fargo Parks District and Courts Plus are teaming up to give water aerobics, water zumba and deep water aqua fitness sessions. The lessons are given at Fargo South and Fargo Island pools. For Courts Plus members it's a $10 fee for the summer from June 16th to August 7th. For non-members it's $40 for the summer. For more information on the classes click here.

Fitness trainers say on days when it's too nice to be in the gym, adding things like squats and lunges to your walk can help burn more calories and strengthen muscles.

Getting out whether it's to the gym or outside all can help lead to a healthier lifestyle.

To find parks in Fargo click here.

For Grand Forks Park District click here.

To see the Jamestown Parks and Recreational page click here.
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