Why our fun is funner
When you're moving, you're living
Swap some sedentary dead time for real live play and you'll ignite the pleasure center of the brain. Yeah, the scientists are still debating whether it's endorphins or serotonin or whatever, but really, who cares? In study after study, people report feeling better and more relaxed after physical activity. It may even slow aging and put off Alzheimer's.
Discover Fun in Pinellas
Wall Springs Park is located just off the first part of the trail. Stop by the 35-foot observation tower for a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. If you're bringing the kids along, there's a pla...
- Cost: FREE
- Neighborhood: Palm Harbor
Open gym, activities, snack shop, dance room and more. Child registration form is required. Younger children are offered separate activities in our preschool room. Ages 3 to Grade 5. No program throu...
- Cost: $$Under $20 / person
- Neighborhood: Largo
With over 30 acres of cultivated gardens and 90 acres of natural areas, the Florida Botanical Gardens are a unique local treasure. Discover Florida's wildlife, habitats and why our natural areas are s...
- Cost: FREE
- Neighborhood: Belleair
Ballroom dancing is fun for people of all ages. Learn the moves and steps with friendly instructors, then practice on your own with your partner. Pretty soon, you'll be twisting and strutting your way...
- Cost: $Under $10 / person
- Neighborhood: St. Petersburg (Downtown)
Lake Vista Recreation Center is situated in Lake Vista's beautiful park with a scenic lake, the city's first outdoor fitness center, walking trails extending to the Pinellas Trail, tennis courts, bask...
- Cost: FREE
- Neighborhood: St. Petersburg
Highlander Park, with approximately 70 acres, is the City's second largest park and offers a wide variety of fun activities for all ages The park has a multi-use recreation area which features the Dun...
- Cost: FREE
- Neighborhood: Dunedin
8 Ways To Get Fit Without Trying
Turn on the TV. If just thinking about lifting weights makes you break into a sweat, park yourself in front of the television or start a Netflix binge. Um, bring the weights with you. Your reps will go a lot faster if you’re thinking about Jon Snow instead...Read More
To a kid, 20,000 acres of park space is an entire universe. Lucky you to live in Pinellas County. Here, going to the park is a way of life and a wonderful way to stay active. A little creativity can turn the same park into a different world, and a different adventure, each and every time...Read More
Fruit makes a great snack or dessert, but don’t stop there. Here are some ways to fruit up your meals (and sneak in the recommended 2 to 4 servings a day).
To add moisture, texture (and nutrition) to your burgers, add a bit of fruit to the mix. Blueberries will keep burgers juicy without overwhelming the flavor. You can also try minced cherries or shredded apples or pears to create your own one-of-a-kind burger... Read More
Have you been finding the fun for a while now? You may be ready to turn up the dial and start thinking about that dreaded “f” word – fitness. Don’t worry; we’re not going to ask you to chuck your social life and join a gym. All it takes to get fit is to find a little more fun, every day...Read More
Dial Up Your Favorite Diet
All Recipes’ Collection of Healthy Dishes is a great place to browse if you are looking for delicious, easy meals divided up by diet of choice. Going low carb, low calorie, or low fat? All Healthy Recipes has got hundreds of dishes that deliver. You can also browse by meal, check out their Top 20, or check out one of their daily recipes...Read More
Try these tricks to keep feeling good—even after a restaurant meal
- Ordering a sandwich? Skip the mayo. Opt for mustard instead.
- Switch up your sides. Swap out the fries and choose coleslaw or a side salad instead.
- Drink the beverage of champions. Yep, that would be water. Lemon optional... Read More
You can have your brownies and eat them, too, thanks to the recipe substitutions at Greatist. Black beans instead of flour, applesauce instead of butter, yogurt instead of sour cream; you’ll find 80 ways to make recipes a bit healthier by swapping in everyday ingredients in place of the old standbys. Includes links to recipes for black bean brownies and more...Read More
The popular Things-to-Do section of TampaBay.com allows users to quickly find upcoming events that are fitness-related. First click the blue “Search Things-To-Do” a on the right-hand-side of the Things-to-Do page. Then, use the “Refine your search” feature on the left-hand-side to click on your neighborhood and the “Fitness” category...Read More
Colorless, odorless, calorie-less, it's hard to see how water is full of goodness for our bodies and our minds. But believe everything you hear about the benefits of water. It has a lot going for it. Way more than soda, which slows you down and increases your risk of diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes. No fun. More water equals more fun. Here's why: ...Read More