Exercise » Indianapolis, IN

Exercise in Indianapolis, IN

From pole dancing to Muay Thai, Indy has you covered with a wealth of indoor/outdoor and winter/summer exercise options. We unearthed 10 exercise gems in Indianapolis.
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Bike Indy

If you don't have your own bike but want to log some outdoor biking hours in Indy, rent a cruiser bike, a quad or a chopper bike (if you are feeling feisty) and ride the most well known and scenic bike path in Indy through White River State Park. See all the city attractions in one fantastic ride. You'll enjoy the beautiful downtown skyline in the background. Whether you take the waterfront path or bike your way down the riverfront promenade, the scene is beautiful and the time will fly. Calories, be gone!

Blue's Canoe Livery

Want to burn calories in a less traditional way? Go river rafting! Blue's Canoe Livery is an outdoor rec center where you can take canoe, kayak and raft trips on the beautiful Driftwood River that flows through central southern Indiana. One of the more popular trips flows through a secluded state wildlife preserve and a part of Camp Atterbury wilderness area. You will feel as if you're far from civilization -- when you're actually less than a mile from State Highway 31.

Climb Time Indy

Some people are born to run... And some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a gecko. One of Indy's premier climbing gyms, Climb Time Indy's impressive facility is equipped with more than 8,500 square feet of climbing space for you to free your inner lizard. Indy residents who get their exercise scaling walls can burn calories in a safe environment on walls that range from moderate to extremely difficult. Girls, don't forget that Thursday is Ladies Night. You'll receive your gear rental for free! 

Fort Harrison State Park

Landscape and history blend at Fort Harrison State Park, a beautiful 1,700 acre park. It's the perfect year-round place for you to burn calories in Indiana. The park features a network of walking and jogging trails perfect for cross-country skiing. In the winter, squeeze in some calorie burning sledding! There is a giant sledding hill, one of the largest in the area. During the summer, your workout can come in the form of canoeing down Fall Creek. Over seven hiking trails wind through Fort Harrison, so if hiking is preferred calorie buster, this is the place.

Great Run

Are you a runner (or an aspiring one)? One of the nation's largest municipal recreation areas, Eagle Creek Park boasts 3,900 acres of wooded terrain and an extensive network of foot paths and bike trails making it a fantastic place for a run. It's the twelfth largest urban park in the U.S. Indy residents can focus on fitness in an environment that will allow you to forget that you're actually getting a workout. Unmaintained paths crisscross the park, allowing you to select a different route regularly.