Find Your Fit in Concord. Get Your Steps In!

The New Year is a great time to refresh your health by getting outside and exercising. Continue reading for fun ways to stay active in Concord.

A couple walks their two dogs in the park

Grab Your Furry Friend and Head to the Dog Park

Walking your dog is great motivation to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Newhall Community Park offers 126 acres to explore, as well as Paw Patch, a fenced in area where your best friend can run off-leash. The 18 acre John F. Baldwin Park is home to the Baldwin Dog Park for your dogs to stretch out and run free. Both parks have children’s play areas, bocce courts and picnic areas for you and your family (furry family of course) to enjoy!

fall colors walking path

Enjoy the Outdoors on the Trails in Concord

The 32 mile Iron Horse Regional Trail connects 12 cities, including a little over 3 miles of trail in Concord. The trail connects businesses, parks, schools, and more with spectacular views of landscapes such as Mt. Diablo. Another beautiful outdoor trail to explore is the Contra Costa Canal Trail, one of the most popular trails in the East Bay covering over 20 miles and four cities. Access the trail in Concord at the Willow Pass Community Park and enjoy over 3.5 miles in Concord.

shopping mall

Window Shop as you Stride through Sunvalley Shopping Center

Even on the rainiest of days, or hottest days, you can still step it up at Sunvalley Shopping Center! Doors open two hours prior to stores opening for business to accommodate those who want a head start on their daily fitness routine in a climate controlled environment. Add 1.33 miles to your daily step count when you walk both levels including side corridors. Or keep your route simple by walking the length of the center five times (JCPenney to Sears or Sears to JCPenney) to complete one mile. Enjoy the window shopping too!

Walking Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

dance workout

Go Horizontal at Zumba

Dance your way into fitness – Zumba style! You can take a Zumba class almost every day of the week at Our Studio in downtown Concord offers Zumba classes up to 6 days of the week. Zumba is a great way to shake up your fitness routine while having fun as you groove along with up to 100 other dance-fitness enthusiasts. Want to step up the fun even more? Attend one of their themed nights like the glow in the dark “Let’s Glow” dance party!

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Go Vertical at Diablo Rock Gym

Step it up vertically by climbing upwards at Diablo Rock Gym! This indoor rock climbing facility offers a variety of classes from beginners through experienced climbers with 105 top ropes routes, 55 lead climb routes, and over 70 bouldering problems for all levels. Host your next overnight party, birthday, bar mitzvah or other special occasion you are celebrating!


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