The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers some cardio and weight options that you would expect in most fitness centers. Come here for the swimming, instead.
Despite the warmth and friendliness of the instructors here, they're not afraid to crank up the intensity in class! The heating system keeps the room a VERY toasty 110 degrees, while the new humidifiers pump out HEPA filtered "moisture" to reduce allergens and germs.
Run down the grassy area in the middle of Ward Parkway and catch some views of one of KC's upscale 'hoods.
* Our Start/Finish is in front of the Intercontinental Hotel at Ward Pkwy. & Wornall Rd.
* Head South down the middle of Ward Pkwy.
The main fitness area is encircled by a not very short three-lane running trackshort. The lap pool is a 4-lane x 25-meter rectangle with bottom stripes, floating lines, and backstroke flags. All the cardio and strength suspects are on deck.
When: Wednesday, 10:00 am
Where: Erik's Bike Shop - Kansas City Overland Park
Ride Leader: Ron Johnson
Ride Pace: 13-15 mph
Distance: 25-35 miles
Ride Starts 01/04/17
A 17-mile paved path that meanders along the Indian Creek. The path is mostly flat and has several access points along the way. The closest trail head to our recommended hotels is Foxhill South Park at 109th and El Monte streets.
Wow! If you have never been inside one of these mega-health clubs, you are in for a treat. All are monstrous facilities with too many machines to count and every athletic modality you can imagine. This one spans 112,000 square feet.
A small grassy and tree-lined park on the edge of Country Club Plaza. A fairly flat 1.2-mile asphalt path encircles the park and sports a few workout stations along the way. Mill Creek Park is fine if all you're looking for is 5K or so.
If you're in KC during the school year, this 6-lane track won't be open for public use. Outside of that, it's fair game. The 400-meter foam-surfaced oval is within a half-mile of Country Club Plaza, making for an easy jog.
There are a lot of turns but the route is fun with some ups/downs, just keep your eye on the map arrows.
* Our mileage starts/finishes in front of the Sheraton Crowne Center
* For a shorter route, take the 2.3-mile cutoff
This company operates a few clubs in the midwest and this location is a fantastic representative for the chain. Most convenient for those staying at the recommended Hampton Inn Overland Park (free pass, 5-minute walk), the Prarie Life sports an impressive collection of cardio equipment, strength
This university athletic complex houses everything from a 6-lane, 25-yard competition swimming pool to an indoor 1/8-mile track. When the weather cooperates, the 1/4-mile outdoor track next door is a great addition.
We are patting ourselves on the back for finding this little gem of a pool. Although driving is required, the empty parking lot during lap swim hours is a good indicator of how crowded this place gets...nada!
Attempting to offer a little something for everyone, Yoga Fix provides "hot yoga" classes by Bikram certified instructors in addition to other styles such as ashtanga, power yoga, and hatha.