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Best Places for Outdoor Workouts in Omaha

The leaves have changed colors and we’ve already had our first snowfall, but there’s still time! Before we’re in full-on winter mode, it’s a good idea to get in some outdoor workouts while you still can. Omaha has so many beautiful places to workout outside, aside from your backyard or neighborhood. Take a look at some of the best, and prettiest, workout spots in Omaha.

You may also want to read: Winter Workout Ideas

Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park is a beautiful park located right next to the University of Omaha’s campus. It stretches on the north and south side of Dodge Street, connected by a footbridge. On any given day, you’ll see a great variety of people enjoying the park, from college students playing a game of ultimate frisbee or couples walking their dog, to fantasy enthusiasts live-action role-playing (commonly referred to as larping).

The park offers many sidewalks perfect for walking or jogging, as well as spacious grassy areas for other activities. There is even a large hill on the north side of Dodge that would be perfect for sprints or lunges.

Field Club Trail

This trail is perfect for walks, runs, and bike rides! It is a 10-foot wide, 2-mile long trail that extends from 40th and Leavenworth to 36th and Vinton. It isn’t uncommon to see area workers utilizing the trail to take brisk walks on their lunch breaks.

You may also want to read: Bike, Walk, or Skate Your Way Through Omaha

Heartland of America Park

Heartland of America Park is the place to workout if you’re near downtown. If you’re really lucky, you’ll be there when the 320-ft water jet and light show are happening. But if you miss the show, this park is still the perfect place for a workout. There is even a lengthy flight of stairs for sprints. We know how much you love those!

Omaha Riverfront

There’s no doubt about it, Omaha Riverfront is one of the most gorgeous places to workout in Omaha. It offers riverside trails perfect for walking, running, or biking, as well as the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge that connects Nebraska and Iowa. Strap on your shoes for an afternoon run on the 3,000-foot long bridge over the Missouri River.

Zorinsky Lake Park

Located near 156th and F, Zorinsky is a great place to workout in west Omaha. The park features winding trails with beautiful views, a fishing dock, and various sporting areas.

While we LOVE seeing you in the club, don’t let yourself get tired of the same old workout – switch it up and take your workout outside for a change. Don’t forget sunscreen, extra hydration, and an eye on safety. Winter is coming, so get your fresh air workouts in while you can! And don’t forget about the PFC Outdoor Running club. We’d love if you joined us for a great workout around our beautiful city.

If it’s too cold for you out there already, remember that you can always warm up in the sauna or hot tub after your favorite PFC Group X Class.