Spring into Fitness: The Best of Wellness in Ridgefield

Spring is a time for a full reset, from refreshing our spaces to getting our bodies out of the restful state that accompanies colder weather. Ridgefield offers a variety of fitness and wellness activities including group classes, yoga and Pilates studios, personal training, healing experiences, and of course, vast outdoor space.

Read on to discover the many ways to feel your best this spring!

Put a Spring in Your Step

There are few better ways to enjoy the beauty of spring than by immersing yourself in the great outdoors! Outdoor activities offer convenience and variety for all ages and activity levels – without the constraints of a schedule. Ridgefield’s many outdoor parks provide miles of trails for running, biking, and hiking.

Check out the Rail Trail, Norwalk River Valley Trail, Hemlock Hills and more for everything from flat terrain to increasing elevation and stunning vistas. You can bring your own kayak to Seth Low Pierrepont and take in the views from the water. And when Martin Park opens in late spring kayak and paddleboard rentals will be available.

Ridgefield Running Company

When not in use for scheduled play and matches, the Ridgefield High School and Justine H. Butler Tennis Courts are open to the public. Grab your racquets and have some fun with the kids or friends. Speaking of kids, the Dickinson Skate Park is always a great place for them to let some energy loose!

And don’t forget your four-legged friends who are likely itching for some spring weather, too. The Bark Park is a great way to tire them out physically and mentally through socialization…and get in a few sprints yourself chasing after the pups!

Be sure to check out all the ways to enjoy nature and other outdoor sports in Ridgefield!

Tennis courts
Bark Park Dog Park

Get in the Groove

If scheduling a fitness routine is how you’re best set in gear, Ridgefield has you covered! Through various fitness routines including organized sports and instruction, golf courses, trainers, and studios, you’ll get in the fitness groove in no time.

There is nothing quite like a spring breeze at your back when you take the first drive of the season, and Ridgefield is lucky to have a few venues perfect for dusting off your irons. The scratch golfer and beginner alike can head to the Golf Performance Center for instruction and equipment for adults and children, or use of the simulator during the off-season.

If you’re looking for an upscale recreation and social experience, consider the members-only Silver Spring Country Club. Welcoming to all ages from tots to grandparents, the club offers a meticulously maintained golf course, tennis and paddle courts, and swimming as well as abundant social events throughout the year. The Ridgefield Golf Course is a great place for the casual golfer, with one-off play as well as modest memberships, plus groups for ladies and men. After a round, enjoy a cool drink and a bite to eat at Odeen’s BBQ overlooking the course!

The Golf Performance Center
Ridgefield Golf Course

If you’d like to reach focused fitness goals with a holistic approach, look no further than Marco Franciamore Fitness + Lifestyle or Highlife by Tom. Offering personal training as well as coaching for weight loss, health, and general wellness, they are both wonderful studios to make focusing on your physical well-being a habit. Loosen up after a workout or just stay limber with assisted stretching at StretchLab. Looking for something the entire family can enjoy while juggling a busy schedule? Consider joining the Ridgefield Rec Center where their large gym, group exercise classes, court sports, a pool, and children’s programming will get everyone in motion! 

If group activity helps keep you motivated and in a routine, runners and cyclists will love Ridgefield’s clubs! The Ridgefield Run Club is organized by the Ridgefield Running Company and has weekly runs as well as races and other events all year round. And the Ridgefield Bicycle Company is proud to coordinate the Ridgefield Bicycle Club, riding both locally and within driving distance – a perfect way to take to the road during this beautiful season!

Ridgefield Running Company

Stay Well

Fitness reaches beyond toned muscles and intense cardio workouts, and often it’s the work we put in quietly, targeting what we can’t see, that makes all the difference. Ridgefield offers a plethora of wellness services and we’ve highlighted a few picks below.

Massage and acupuncture are ancient practices that offer more than a relaxing experience. Book a massage or facial session at Elements or Susi Laura Massage to target problem areas or complement an overall fitness plan. Sunshine & Harmony Healing offers Reiki healing plus massage to target the lymphatic and neuromuscular systems. And if you haven’t yet experienced the wonders of acupuncture, allow Xin Zhang Acupuncture to help you on a path to improve anything from physical discomfort to organ system function. View wellness services

Relaxation and stress reduction are vital to our bodies’ well-being, and sometimes a spa day is just what the doctor ordered! Pamper yourself with a luxe spa day at Adam Broderick to help you look and feel your best. View personal care services

They say beauty is from the inside out, and that goes for overall wellness, too. Stop by Nature’s Temptations for organic produce, healthy snacks, juices, and homeopathic remedies for the entire family. View healthy eateries

Here’s to a happy and healthy Spring #inRidgefield!


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