A Happy and Healthy 2021
Tackle your resolutions with some help from Lake Nona
A new year means a fresh start. If focusing on your health is among your New Year’s resolutions, Lake Nona offers so many ways to support your 2021 goals. From neighborhood gyms and community parks to one-of-a-kind sports venues, miles of trails, and engaging public art, Lake Nona is designed to support healthy living. Here are a few more ways Lake Nona can help you feel your best all year round.
With parks around every corner and miles of paved and unpaved trails, there are plenty of reasons to get outside. Breathe your way into the new year on Saturday mornings in Crescent Park with a complimentary hour-long yoga class. The comfortably paced classes allow time for beginners to find their poses and advanced yogis to find their edges.
Visit one or both of Lake Nona’s two City of Orlando parks: Heroes Community Park and McCoy Community Park. Within walking distance of Laureate Park Elementary School, Heroes Community Park features four multi-use fields lit for night activities. The park also has plenty of green space and a 12-foot wide trail for walking and jogging. Or, play ball at the McCoy Community Park located on Dowden Road near NorthLake Park. The 25-acre park features a pony field, softball field, and two Little League fields perfect for practicing your swing. The park also connects to Lake Nona’s robust trail system.
Take a swim lesson or fitness class at Lake Nona’s YMCA Family Center open to all YMCA members and residents of NorthLake Park. Nearby, the 100-court USTA National Campus offers a chance for families with children under 10 to play tennis together in the Nemours Family Zone in addition to a variety of individual programs for kids and adults. The National Campus also hosts free programs for military veterans and active service members as well as anyone with physical disabilities.
Pros and amateurs alike can get in the game at the all-new XL Soccer World located off Narcoossee Road near the Valencia College Campus. The 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility offers a variety of youth programs and adult leagues for players of all ages and skill levels with two turf fields and two multipurpose courts all under one roof for year-round, air-conditioned play.
Looking to harness a particular skill? Practice your golf swing at one of Drive Shack’s 90 full service all-weather hitting bays featuring interactive games designed for all skill levels. Or you can get your heart rate up at any of Lake Nona’s boutique fitness studios located on the ground floor of Pixon: Club Pilates, Rukus Cycling Studios, and Neighborhood barre.
Thrill seekers can head over to Nona Adventure Park – an outdoor water park packed with activities for all ages and skill levels. Providing an adventure like no other, the park features a floating aqua obstacle course, cable park for wakeboarding and water skiing, and a 60-foot climbing tower and ropes course.
While physical health and staying active is important, it’s also important to take care of your mental health.
Lake Nona’s public art program is filled with countless opportunities to explore, engage, and stimulate your mind – from digital displays on The Beacon and sunsets over the Glass House to handcrafted sculptures and colorful murals. We believe art harnesses an energy that elevates our community and enhances our mission to inspire human potential. By collaborating with artists and innovative thinkers, we use imagination create an environment that sparks creativity.
Here’s to a new year of good health and happiness. Happy New Year!
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