Exercise plays an important role in any weight loss journey, which is why physical activity is included as one of our four pillars of treatment. Due to COVID-19, hitting your local gym imposes risk of exposure to the virus. Also, home workouts are great, but can definitely get old and repetitive.

Luckily, Oklahoma City is packed with many opportunities for someone to hit the great outdoors and be active. With miles of jogging/biking trails around the city and expansive park areas, it’s time to shake up your next workout. Here are just a few of our favorite outdoor places to be active in OKC.

Scissortail Park

After what seems like years of talks, planning and construction, Scissortail Park finally opened to the city of Oklahoma City in late 2019. In addition to the many amenities the park has to offer, there are also many ways for a person to exercise and be active.

The park does an excellent job of hosting many group exercise classes, including yoga, Zumba, stroller walks and more. Additionally, park amenities include kayaking, pedal boats and the all new Sky Rink at Scissortail Park – an outdoor roller skating rink.

For more information, visit Scissortailpark.org.

Oklahoma River Trails

Whether you enjoy jogging, biking or simply walking your four-legged friends, the Oklahoma River Trails offer about 13 miles of paved pathways, parks and views of Downtown Oklahoma City. Two trails run from Meridian Avenue on the north side side to the Boathouse District and from Portland Avenue on the south side to I-35.

For more details and to see trail maps, visit City of OKC Parks & Recreation.

Will Rogers Park

Located near NW 36 Street and Portland Avenue, the Will Rogers Park and Gardens is a lush 30-acre city park. Will Rogers is home to the OKC Tennis Center, the Will Rogers Gardens and is connected to the Will Rogers Trail – a nine-mile paved path connecting Lake Hefner and the Oklahoma River. This beautiful park affords many accessible opportunities for you to get your outdoor exercise and get you to your fitness goals.

For more details, visit City of OKC Parks & Recreation.

Riversport OKC

Kayaking, paddle boarding and rafting with Riversport OKC will make your break a sweat and get a little wet. They have locations in the Oklahoma City Boat House District, Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser. Get on the water with a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board and enjoy your next work out on the water. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

Learn more by visiting, riversportokc.org.

These are just a few of the many options for you to shake up your fitness routine by hitting the great outdoors for your next workout. What are some of your other Oklahoma City favorite places to be active outside? Let us know in the comments below!