Don’t let the tiresome routine of weekly workouts and meal plans deter you from living healthy in 2019. York County has so much to offer to help keep your New Year’s health resolution exciting and fun! Here are 10 ways to keep fit and have fun here in York County:
1: Adventure Air Rock Hill
Want to train like an American Ninja Warrior? Visit Adventure Air Sports, Rock Hill’s state of the art Indoor Trampoline Park! Work your upper and lower body muscles on their main court trampolines and even dare to bounce on Mad Maxx, the only super trampoline in Rock Hill! Train to become the next American Ninja Warrior on their Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Soar through the air on their indoor zip line and train your upper body and core by taking on their boulder wall and trapeze/monkey bars.
Why not indulge in self-care while maintaining your wellness goals in 2019 by visiting The Riverwalk. Reconnect with nature along The Piedmont Medical Center Trail, the City of Rock Hill’s most recent addition to their Trails and Greenways system. Relax and unwind on a canoe or kayak along Catawba River. Test your limits on one of Riverwalk’s many bike trail’s. All of their many trails range from beginning to advanced providing a fun and challenge experience for everyone.
3: Anne Springs Close Greenway
Looking for accessible outdoor activity surrounded by nature? Anne Springs Close Greenway is the place for you. With 2,100 acres available to play and hike right in Fort Mill, it’s so easy to get moving! The Greenway also offers outdoor yoga classes, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking and team building for all ages. A great way to not only get you motivated about your health but the whole family as well!
4: Kings Mountain State Park
Don’t miss out on the hikes at Kings Mountain National Military Park and Kings Mountain State Park. Take advantage of our mild weather and hit the trails while learning about York County’s history. At the State Park you can try the Living History Farm Trail. It’s only 1.5 miles, so very easy for beginners!
5: Get on the River
The water on the Catawba River may be a little chilly, but it won’t be bad if you simply paddle away in your kayak! The Catawba River’s waters are great for beginners. Try the slow-moving water from the Fort Mill Dam to the Riverwalk. Get info by clicking here.
Looking not only to get healthy in 2019 but find those moments of Zen? York County has you covered. Check out Carolina Yoga in Fort Mill, Synergy in Rock Hill, or Yog-AHH! in York! There’s also several goat yoga classes across the county, if you’re looking to hold cute baby animals while exercising.
7: Join the Y
Have you always wanted to get into running but find it hard to unglue yourself from the couch? The YMCA of York County offers a 10 week program that will help you go from the Couch to 5k. This program is great for those who are looking for a support network to help keep them motivated through their healthy journey. Participants will learn basic running and stretching skills required to complete a 5K during this 8 week program. Following the successful completion of the program, runners can sign up to participate in one of the YMCA’s many 5K runs.
8: Brewery Run Clubs
Did you know that beer can help you protect your heart, kidney stones and even lower bad cholesterol? In moderation, your favorite after work/game day drink can help you stay healthy and now with the help of York County’s local brewing clubs can help you stay in shape as well! Many of York County’s local brewery clubs host running clubs that you can join that not only help you network and get to know more locals in your area but also reward you for staying active. Just to name a few, Amor Artis, Legal Remedy Brewing and Rock Hill Brewing Company host running clubs or bike clubs that reward you with discounted beer and merchandise for participating. These social running clubs allow runners to run at your own pace, stay motivated and connected by each other, and enjoy their favorite local beers. While your running, make sure to download our Visit York County SC app and participate in the YoCo Brew Trail where you can receive additional swag just for checking out all of your local breweries!
9: Join a City Rec League
Did you play sports in high school and miss the feeling of being apart of participating in something you love? Want to see if you “still got it”? Why not join a City Recreational League.
The City of Tega Cay offers adult sports for ages 21 and up. Men’s Softball, Women’s Softball and Adult Kickball all have spring leagues starting in February.
The City of Rock Hill offers Adult Softball offered in the spring held in Cherry Park and Adult Soccer offered at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex starting June 7th.
To sign up for the leagues, click the city links above.
10. Eat local from our farms:
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on fresh produce, our local farms have you covered! Head out to Bush-N-Vine in York for favorites like fall strawberries or collards! Black’s Peaches also has you covered with not only fresh produce, but homemade meals daily.