Find resources for active living

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help:

  • Control your weight

  • Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome

  • Reduce your risk of some cancers

  • Strengthen your bones and muscles

  • Improve your mental health and mood

  • Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you're an older adult

  • Increase your chances of living longer

Physical activity can improve endurance, flexibility, and strength and can include things like walking the dog or working in the garden.

Below are some great resources for active living in Louisville:

Bike Louisville 

Bike Louisville is a program in Metro Government that works to create a bicycling environment that is safe, efficient, and enjoyable for riders of all ages and levels of experience. 

Community Groups

Check out where your neighbors are meeting around the city to be active. Everything from tai chi and karate to zumba and yoga.

Hike Bike and Paddle

Join us twice a year on the waterfront for walking, running, biking, and paddling on the Ohio River

Jefferson Memorial Forest

From hiking to canoe rides, camping, and archery

Louisville Metro Parks

Hike or bike a trail, go to a smoke-free playground or sprayground, take a fitness class, or walk a Mayor's Mile

Explore the Louisville Loop

The Louisville Loop is an estimated 100-mile trail system that will encircle the city and link existing and new parks and neighborhoods to civic attractions, transportation alternative and recreation opportunities

Explore the Parklands of Floyd's Fork

Enjoy walking, biking and hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, playgrounds and more in this beautiful natural setting.

Learn Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle way to fight stress and anxiety

Walk for a Reason 

Many organizations in Louisville host walk fundraisers. This is a way to use your physical activity to gather with friends, family or coworkers and to raise funds for a cause. You can find walking events all year long in Louisville.