Talisman Centre

The Talisman Centre opened in Calgary in 1983 and is the second largest multi-sports complex in North America and the largest in Canada. Amenities include two 8-lane 50m pools, a dive tank, two hot tubs, five gymnasiums (also used for group fitness classes), two indoor tracks, a spinning studio, Jugo Juice, and Good Earth Cafe.

TrySports

While the name of the store may imply a focus on the sport of triathlon, TrySports is a store for athletes of all sports. Service is the number one priority for this Carolina chain, which specializes in fitting running shoes, bicycles, and other athletic gear, such as yoga products and weightlifting equipment. All of the store’s employees are athletes of …

James Island County Park

Local fitness enthusiasts know James Island County Park as the home of the Charleston County Sprint Triathlon Series, which hosts events throughout the summer months. The park features 4.2 miles of paved multi-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians in addition to a host of other amenities, including the Outdoor Center. Unique to James Island County Park, the Outdoor Center features …

East Potomac Park

Part of the Marine Corps Marathon route, East Potomac Park is a 3-mile peninsula loop that connects to West Potomac Park and the Tidal Basin.  Runners and cyclists can follow the quiet asphalt street down and around the peninsula to Hains Point, and you’re sure to have good company along the way. The peninsula offers beautiful views of the Potomac …

Memorial Park

Memorial Park is easily Houston’s most popular destination for those looking to exercise; this place is busy at all hours of the day! The 2.9-mile crushed gravel loop is very wide, meaning there is plenty of room for everyone who wants to get a workout in, but peak hours are especially busy. Workout stations are located along the path, with …

Castle Island

During my trip to Boston, I stayed in South Boston in hopes of becoming a “Southie.” Although I’m not sure I fooled anyone, I did get to run out to Castle Island, a park on the coast just south of the city. Castle Island is the home of Fort Independence and has been the site of fortification since 1634. The …

Washington Park

  Washington Park is one of the largest of the City of Denver’s many parks. The truly expansive landscape is nothing short of impressive. The park can be found in the beautiful Washington Park neighborhood just south of Downtown Denver and offers activities for everyone. With five multi-use paths of varying distances, there are plenty of opportunities to run, bike, …

Monument Valley Park

Just walking distance from downtown Colorado Springs, Monument Valley Park offers a 4-mile loop on a fine dirt and gravel surface. Both street and lot parking is available for this popular park, which features a wide path with no elevation change. Expect to see plenty of cyclists (both mountain and road) out and about at all times of day, but …

Boulder Reservoir

The Boulder Reservoir is a multi-sport athlete’s paradise.  The 5.5 mile loop around the entire reservoir provides mixed surfaces for runners, including both packed dirt and asphalt. Runners looking to log shorter mileage can head to Coot Lake for a 1.2 mile loop that is closed to cyclists.  Not all of the route around the reservoir is trail – some …