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Fun Ways to Stay Fit in Downtown Chapel Hill This Summer

When It’s Too Hot for a Run:


The Hargraves Community Center’s free swimming pool is now open! This outdoor pool is perfect for relaxing in the sun, swimming laps or playing in the wading pool.  More information and hours.














Bicyclists Welcome:

Biking is great exercise and an easy way to get around the city. Bike racks are located in convenient locations throughout the downtown area! Check out the Bicycle Chain on Franklin Street for new gear.










Exercise to the Beat:

Monday  Salsa En La Calle Franklin:      

Kick-off the week with $5 Salsa dance lessons led by Dance Gumbo! Downtown restaurant Roots serves food and drinks to participants. More information.





Friday—Shagging at the Strowd:              

Come to shag dancing nights every Friday at The Strowd! Enjoy beach music by DJ Papa Don from the Carolina Shaggers. Also grab a signature drink or an ice-cold beer between dances. No cover charge. More information.



Slow Down with Yoga:



Downtown’s KLW Yoga Co. offers several unique classes, such as their “Harnessing Beauty” program on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. More information.






Franklin Street Yoga Center provides special newcomer’s deals, and a teacher training program for more advanced participants! More Information.



By Liz Mainous

Liz Allen Mainous