If you're a Ridgewood resident and you feel like getting active this week (or the next), your options are extensive. Ridgewood might be relatively small, but that doesn't mean that you can't get your fair share of physical activity without straying too far from the village. You have plenty of green space to explore on foot or by bike, stunning waterways to cool down by, and beautiful safe roads to run through. In addition to all this, the community is always rich with organized activities and events that allow you to get out of your home and start moving. If you have a surplus of energy but you're stuck on ideas for where to start, here are 6 ideas to help you get started.
Take A Dip
Head over to the beautiful and historic Graydon Pool or to the popular Glen Rock Municipal Pool and take a splash! Get your workout in by swimming laps or go for something more leisurely and dive, slide, or simply lounge poolside. Graydon Pool offers plenty of lush, shady space to unwind by post-swim.
Ridgewood Country Club Members are in no shortage of activities; members and their guests can swim, paddle, or golf within the bounds of this beautiful local landmark. For everyone else, Orchard Hills Golf Course is only a 10-minute drive from the heart of Ridgewood and provides a beautiful location where you can get a similar experience. Part of Bergen County Golf Courses, this luxuriant course is a great place to spend the morning.
Go For A Walk
Goffle Brook Park is home to some lovely, gently meandering trails such as the Pathway, where you can stroll creekside and enjoy the peaceful greenery. Or, head to Ridgewood's Dunham Trail and take an easy stroll through beautiful forest landscapes. TrailLink.com provides a list of great walks in and close to Ridgewood as well as their difficulty rating and a description of the route.
Head To The Fields
The Glen Rock Fields are a fantastic place to run or play baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, or football. If the fields are clear, head on in and toss a frisbee or jog a few laps in this scenic spot.
Take A Bike & Barre Class
One Love Bike & Barre Class is the place to get your fitness fix in Ridgewood. Offering a variety of spin classes, boot camps, ballet barre-inspired workouts and more, this sleek studio provides both a sense of community and trendy fitness options that are so fun, you'll forget how hard you're working!
Take A Mixed Martial Arts Class<
With classes for all ages, American Eagle Mixed Martial Arts is located in Ho-Ho-Kus and offers a wealth of class options. Beloved and top-notch, this self-defense school is the perfect place to get a full body workout, make friends, and have a blast!