10 Ways To Socialize Your Workout in Charlotte

Who says exercise has to be a solo adventure?

1. Sign up to run a race with a friend.

Training with another person and sharing in the experience keeps you more motivated. See our calendar for a list of upcoming races. 

2. Hit Freedom Park and the obstacle course at the NFL Play 60 KidZone.

Kids love the obstacle course, and all can talk and walk around the park afterwards.

3. Organize a day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Purchase passes and rock climb, do some whitewater rafting, zip lining, the ropes courses, or take the Long Point Obstacle Challenge, which is series of obstacles a few feet off the ground. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat and watch the rafters and kayakers.

4. Form a walking group.

Talk to a few other moms at soccer, baseball or other sports practice. Walk together around the sports facility during practice so you get exercise while the kids do too. 

5. Plan a social outing at nearby Crowder’s Mountain.

Pack a picnic and go on a hike on one of the numerous trails in the park.

6. Get a walking buddy.

Enlist a neighbor or friend to walk or run with in the evenings as a great way to unwind from the day.

7. Have a skate night.

Have a family night at one of the local roller skating rinks — and invite friends and neighbors to join you.


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8. Workout like a kid.

Suggest a play date to one of the local indoor trampoline parks and purchase a pass to bounce for a different type of workout.

9. Try something different. 

Visit Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill for biking, horseback riding or geocaching.


Horseback riding at the Fall Frolic #annespringsclosegreenway #fallfrolic

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10. Engage in a little competitive disc golf.

There's a the 20-hole course (beginner friendly) at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius.


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