FITNESS + NUTRITION GUIDE
Gyms, Fitness for Kids, and Free Family Exercise in Lakeland + Polk County
Use our Fitness + Nutrition Guide to stay healthy and find the best options for exercise in Lakeland and Polk County. Whether you’re looking for a new gym, need a place to exercise with childcare, or are looking for opportunities for your family to exercise together, we are here to help.
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Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities from September 27 - October 2. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.
Recent Fitness Articles
With year-round sunshine here in Central Florida, you can find an abundance of 5k races, 10k races, and Fun Runs throughout the year! Check our list of upcoming family-friendly races and kids fun runs in Lakeland, Winter Haven & across Polk County.
Teens ages 14 – 19 can work out for FREE all summer long at Planet Fitness locations with the Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass. Valid May 16 – August 31.
The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run is going VIRTUAL for 2022! This is a great opportunity for a family activity that also supports an important cause in our community.
Looking for ideas to keep your kids physically active at home? These free kids workout videos are so much fun, your kiddos won’t even realize they are exercising! From preschoool exercise videos to workouts for teens, you’ll find something on this list for all ages.
Get off the beaten path and go hiking! Breathe the fresh air, enjoy a beautiful Central Florida oak canopy, and look for Florida wildlife. Find nature trails, running trails, and hiking trails in Lakeland and across Polk County.
If you’ve got a bike trailer or a way to transport bikes, we’ve got a list of the best bike trails for families and kids including paved bike paths, places to learn to ride a bicycle, and mountain bike trails in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Auburndale and Polk County.
Are you looking for a place to walk in Lakeland with a stroller or somewhere you can walk on a paved path? These paved walking trails are a great place to get some exercise, go for a run, rollerblade, or take a leisurely stroll to enjoy the scenery.
With no set class times, a quick 30 minute circuit workout, encouragement from personal trainers, and new exercises every day, we LOVE working out at 9Round Lakeland. Find out how you can try a workout for free!
Guide to Lakeland + Polk County
Check out our Guide to Lakeland + Polk County for more parenting resources and local information including Things to Do with Kids, Education, Childcare, Healthcare, Classes + Lessons, Youth Sports, Birthdays, and more.