Healthy and Happy in Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky residents are on the move, thanks to the vast fitness and wellness options available across the region.

By
Lindsey Ross
On Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 15:23
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Pop on over to Northern Kentucky, and you’ll quickly notice something about many of its residents – they are active. The area itself boasts multiple ways for people to get outdoors and break a sweat by treading a few trails or taking part in other exercises. These options not only encourage folks to get moving, but they promote wellness across the region. Want a glimpse of the possibilities? Below are just a few ways residents are staying healthy and happy in Northern Kentucky, and, believe us, you’ll want to jump on the bandwagon. 

Lace ‘Em Up

Walkers, runners, hikers…we’re focused on you right now. Dirt trails winding through woodsy areas, greenways connecting portions of the region, and paths surrounded by the beautiful views of downtown Cincinnati across the Ohio River are calling your names. 

As far as a recommendation for backcountry trails where you can feel “one with nature,” Devou Park in Covington is a must. Eight miles of secluded trails can be found within the park, and mountain bikers and hikers can’t get enough. Plus, Devou is home to a number of paved trails that run through the entire park, past Prisoners Lake and by several landmarks. Florence Nature Park and South Fork Park are two other go-tos for those looking for asphalt trails – both are located in Florence – and we can’t forget about Covington’s Licking River Greenway, which, when completed, will span 11.5 miles. And if downtown views are what you fancy, consider taking a stroll across the Purple People Bridge, which crosses the Ohio River, connecting Newport to Cincinnati

Fitness & Fun

Whether you’re looking to better your tree pose or flow through vinyasa at a yoga class, shoot a few hoops, or anything in between, Northern Kentucky has a place for just about everything. 

Yogis, try Sage Yoga Co.’s Yoga on the Promenade, hosted every Sunday, or Community Karma Class, which takes place on Saturdays and Sundays. If you are looking to break out your tennis rackets, toss around a baseball or sink a free throw, Lincoln Woods Park in Florence is the destination. This 13-acre park is not only sprinkled with tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, and a basketball court, but folks have places where they can enjoy a picnic as well as green-space for informal play. Plus, exercise facilities offering boxing, barre, Pilates and a number of other workouts are available throughout the region. 

Get that water bottle out and be ready to fill it up multiple times, because you are sure to want to take part in some of these fitness options, if not all.