6 Easy Ways to Stay Active in the New Year

If you made New Year’s resolutions to get outside often, exercise more, or run a 5K in 2017, you’re not alone. Many Charlotte residents are jumpstarting their personal fitness goals on January 1st. But you don’t need to join a gym to stay active. Try these activities instead.

people running in a race

1. Run in One of These Upcoming Races

Charlotte has several 5Ks, half marathons, and marathons on the calendar in 2017. If you’re eager to participate, here are a few coming up in the next few months:

rafting at the whitewater center

2. Attend Tuck Fest at the US National Whitewater Center

Trail races, obstacle courses, live music, and friendly competition are on the schedule during Tuck Fest, which takes place April 21st through April 23rd at the US National Whitewater Center. If you want to spend your weekend kayaking, biking, hiking, or running, don’t miss this annual adventure!

golfing in a country club

3. Challenge Your Skills on a Charlotte Golf Course

Charlotte is home to several premier golf courses, including The Golf Club at Ballantyne, Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte Country Club, and Quail Hollow Club. (Are you eager to buy a home in 2017? If you love to golf, consider choosing one of these golf course homes in Charlotte.)

a hiker in the sunset

4. Go Hiking in Charlotte’s Parks

Want to go hiking, but don’t want to drive all the way to the North Carolina mountains? Hike along the trails at Reedy Creek Park, RibbonWalk Nature Preserve, or McDowell Nature Preserve. If you’re willing to drive just a few minutes outside of Charlotte, there are 30 miles of trails available in Lake Norman State Park.

view of Uptown Charlotte

5. Spend Time Exploring Charlotte’s Neighborhoods

If you’re eager to enjoy a warm day outside, spend time in Charlotte’s one-of-a-kind neighborhoods. Stroll through Dilworth to see quaint bungalows, stop by famous residences in Elizabeth, tour the museums near Fourth Ward, and finish the day browsing shops and restaurants in NoDa.

swimming in a pool

6. Use the Amenities in Your Neighborhood

You don’t need a gym membership when you have a fitness center in your own community! Several Charlotte neighborhoods offer plenty of amenities for you to stay active. Ardrey, for instance, offers a fitness center, swimming pool, and sidewalks.

Did you put “buy a home” (or “buy your first home“) on your New Year’s resolutions list? We can help you easily find the perfect home with the features you need. Contact us to take the next steps.

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