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Things To Do In St. Louis To Get Exercise

Updated on December 29, 2012
Gateway Cup 2011
Gateway Cup 2011 | Source

Since St. Louis is a city with four distinct seasons there are lots of options for difference activities from bike riding or roller skating in the spring or fall to ice skating in the winter. There are various activities that can be done indoors all year round.

Sky Zone

Sky Zone is a great place for adults and kids to have fun and get a great work out. Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park. You can jump on the trampolines independently or you can participate in a game of 3D Dodge ball or go to an exercise class. Sky Robics involves a different exercises all using trampolines of course!

Sky Zone Location

A marker17306 Edison, Chesterfield, MO 63305 -
17306 Edison Ave, Chesterfield, MO 63005, USA
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Castlewood State Park

Castlewood State Park is a breath taking park located in West County. The park has several hiking and biking trails that lead to beautiful views and opportunities to see wildlife.


Castlewood State Park Location

A marker1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO 63021 -
1401 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
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Bike in St. Louis
Bike in St. Louis | Source

Bike Riding is growing in popularity in St. Louis. For over a decade the Great Rivers Greenway District has been working to add bike routes in the City of St. Louis and around the entire area. The routes include signage on the streets and trails as well as maps on the below website.

The St. Louis Recreational Cyclist club is a group that plans several bike rides a month. They range widely in distance and difficulty level. If you would be interested in participating, check out their website below for more information.

Circus Harmony at Tower Grove Park Farmers Market
Circus Harmony at Tower Grove Park Farmers Market | Source

Learn Circus Performance

How fun would it be to be in a circus? With Circus Harmony you can learn circus skills. They have several classes for children and adults including Tumbling, Balancing on wire, globes, unicycles and stilts, Aerial Classes including trapeze, lyra, and web, Contortion Classes, Circus Arts, Clowning, Hula Hoops, and Juggling. See the link below for additional class and registration information.


Moonlight Ramble

Moonlight Ramble Start
Moonlight Ramble Start | Source
Moonlight Ramble
Moonlight Ramble | Source

The Moonlight Ramble is one of my favorite yearly events in St. Louis. It is a leisurely bike ride that takes place at midnight one night a year in Downtown St. Louis. There are two routes. One is 10 miles long and one is 20 miles long. Around 20,000 bike riders participate every year. Some parents bring their small children and pull them along in bike carriers. Others dress up in silly costumes or decorate their bikes. I have seen pirates biking along side me, bikes decorated like flamingos, and whole bikes lit up in neon. Police Officers are set up along the route for safety and to block roads as necessary. The bike ride is usually heald in late August each year and requires registration. See the below link for additional details.

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park | Source
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park | Source

Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills Missouri is a beautiful place to take a hike and enjoy some outdoor art. The outdoor park has about sixty sculptures and there is an indoor gallery with additional artwork. The park is located at 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127.

A markerLaumeier Sculpture Park -
12580 Rott Rd, St Louis, MO 63127, USA
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Katy Trail at Highway 364
Katy Trail at Highway 364 | Source

Ride the Katy Trail

The Katy Trail is a bike and walking trail that stretches from Machens Missouri near St. Louis to Clinton Missouri near Kansas City. The trail is 237.7 miles long. It is the largest rails to trails project in the United States. A rails to trail project is a project that takes an old rail road track and makes it into a trail for recreational use. Most often the Katy Trail is used for day trips for one town to another and back again. However, some individuals and groups organize rides from one end to the other. The below link has additional information about the trail as well as an organized ride that goes from Clinton to St. Charles. This is nearly the entire length of the trail.

Dripping Springs at Creve Coeur Park
Dripping Springs at Creve Coeur Park | Source
Creve Coeur Park
Creve Coeur Park | Source

Creve Coeur Park occupies 2,114 acres in the heart of St. Louis County. It has a large lake capable of handling sailboats, rowboats, and fishing. There are trails that go around the lake and into the woods. Trails can be used for walking, bike riding, and some for roller blading. However, not all the wooded trails are paved. There are also tennis courts, a playground, and two water feature play areas with fountains for the kids to play in. Creve Coeur Park is located at 13236 Streetcar Drive in St. Louis MO 63043.

A markerCreve Coeur Park -
Streetcar Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043, USA
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Join Gold's Gym

Gold's Gym Logo
Gold's Gym Logo | Source

I work out at Gold's Gym. It is really nice to have an indoor place to exercise on those cold, wet, or icy days. For around $30 a month you can swim in their lap pool, use the sauna, hot tub, cardio theater, weight training equipment, or take an unlimited number of classes. I especially enjoy the Body Pump Weight Training Class, the Zumba Latin Dance Class, the Body Combat Kick Boxing Class, and the Power Yoga Class.

STL Hoop Club

Hula Hoops
Hula Hoops | Source

Move it with the St. Louis Hoop Club. The club offers many workshops. They gather every Sunday afternoon at 2720 Cherokee in St. Louis.

Aerial Arts Class

Last but not least is Bumbershoot Aerial Arts on Gravois in South St. Louis. Learn to dance in the air on the trapeze, silks, hoop, rope, or aerial sling. They offer classes for both children and adults. Their website with class information is below. Before you commit, try a free trapeze lesson to see if aerial arts are for you. Bumbershoot offers free trapeze lessons every Saturday from 4pm - 5pm. The free lesson is for individuals 13 years and over.

Bumbershoot Aerial Arts is located at 2200 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104.


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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks pstraubie48 and hotelguide! St. Louis is a great place to live and visit. I'm sure you can tell by my hubs that I love living here!

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      This makes me want to visit St. Lous. This is so very informative. The Sculpture Park and Castlewood St. Park looks like a place I would love. I so enjoy going to parks and discovering every nook and corner of them. Nicely done.

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks Hawaiianodysseus! The Moonlight Ramble is super fun. I have been participating in it for years.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      I'm liking your city more and more, and its leaders are fortunate that you're doing so much to promote it. Beautiful hub, Kimberly! I especially liked the part about the Midnight Ramble and how the entire city comes together to help make it a success year after year. Thanks for sharing!