theGrind’s Springtime Guide for Fitness Activities in Memphis

Posted on April 1, 2014


By Megan Ververis

Finally, the seemingly never-ending winter—that brought Memphis temperatures well below freezing in March—is over, and spring has come! It’s time to get outside and enjoy all that Memphis has to offer for a healthier and happier springtime. Here are five different ideas to the start off April and May right:

1. Memphis Farmer’s Market: The opening day of the market is this Saturday, April 5th. Memphis Farmer’s Market is a weekly non-profit outdoor market that features local farmers and artists. All the produce sold is locally grown, as well as the arts and crafts for sale. The music lineup includes city favorite Andrew Cabiago and our very own Opera Memphis. Check out their website for more information.

2. Kids Katch Youth Fishing Experience: Come check out this free event or children under 12, where they can learn to fish in a safe and non-competitive environment at the Mud Island River Park. The event is on Saturday, April 19th.

3. Glow in the Park: Start training for this year’s Glow in the Park 5k at Shelby Park Farms on June 13th in glow paint, glow powder, and glow sticks, and you will be doused with glow water the entire way while listening to live DJ’s. This race is kid friendly and is a hit every year. Register now for discount prices at their active site!

4. Downtown Memphis Bicycle Rides: Grab your bike and helmet! The Memphis Hightailers club will be hosting bicycle rides Saturdays at 9 AM, going from the Memphis Farmers Market through downtown. Come out at the Central Station Pavilion downtown. Come out Saturdays of April 19th, May 3rd, and 17th! Free to the public.

5. Midtown Yoga Community Classes: Midtown Yoga is Memphis’ very own local yoga studio, located in the heart of Cooper Young. They offer ‘community’ classes, including hot yoga, at a discounted rate, as well as a student discount—all students pay only $7 per class. Check out their website’s schedule to find classes that fit your schedule.

Photo from Memphis Farmers Market Instagram.

Megan Ververis is a senior Neuroscience major at Rhodes College and an emergency department medical scribe.

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