Join the Omaha Fitness Scene with These Fun, Local Events

Fitness is a journey, and like most journeys, the trip is a whole lot better when you have a partner, a friend, a supporter. According to Health Day, “Men and women who want to stop smoking, get active and lose weight are much more likely to meet with success if their partner also adopts the same healthy habits, according to new research.”

A great way to optimize this effect is to join your local fitness community, and we happen to have a great fitness community in Omaha. Find a buddy or add to your existing fitness clique with these fun Omaha fitness scene events.

Taco Ride -So technically it’s in Iowa, but tons of Omaha folks meet every Thursday for this massive, weekly bike ride on the Wabash Trail. The majority of riders begin at the trailhead on the South side of Council Bluffs near Lewis Central School. The ride is a total of about 20 miles; 10 miles to Tobey Jack’s Steak House in Mineola, Iowa, and then 10 miles back. The ride is a blast with a lot of fun loving fitness folks. As a warning, many riders imbibe, so always wear your helmet, bring a light and pay attention on the trail. See you there!

Walks and Runs -The walks and runs around Omaha offer good times and a fun workout. Many of them are walk/run for beginners, but you can find some pretty hardcore marathons and half marathons too. This is a great resource to find a races in Omaha that match your schedule. Start planning your next adventure!

Healthy Kids Day -We’re really excited about this event being put on by the YMCA of Greater Omaha. This will be the 3rd Annual Healthy Kids Day, hosted at Stinson Park Sunday April 24th at 11-2. The event will focus on getting kids and families up and moving to enforce everyday health and fitness. There will be a bounce house, Zumba, demonstrations and a mascot race.

Get Fit in the Park -Every Sunday morning a fun, exciting group of fitness driven Omahans meet for an exhilarating outdoor workout at Aksarben. Yoga starts at 10am and then Zumba kicks off at 11:30. Best part is…you can walk across the street to the Farmer’s Market for some fresh fruits and veggies to prep for the week.

Join Your Pinnacle Friends for Yoga in the Park! -Every second Saturday during the Farmer’s Market we’ll meet at the Con Agra campus for free yoga classes. Join us 9-10 for the best yoga class in Omaha, then stick around Midtown Crossing for brunch, shopping and networking with other Omaha fitness fans. Namaste!