Considering that health and wellness are ever-popular New Year’s resolution themes, here are a few ideas for staying fit in Flint & Genesee this winter.

  1. Check out a pair of snowshoes at For-Mar Nature Preserve. On the off-chance the snow doesn’t stick this winter, the Burton-based nature preserve also offers walking sticks for visitors looking to stroll the property’s seven miles of hiking trails.
  2. Scale a wall of ice at Peabody Ice Climbing. The Fenton-based venue provides both a great place for experienced climbers to train as well as a controlled environment where newbies can learn the ropes from a certified guide.
  3. Skate around the University Pavilion Ice Rink. Now through the end of March, the outdoor rink will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, and 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Local indoor options include Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena in Burton or Flint Iceland Arena, both of which offer public skating sessions and gear rentals.
  4. Take a winter run. The Frozen Fun Run in Davison will challenge runners to a unique winter obstacle course that is just over two miles in length. The challenge will begin and end at the Lake Callis Recreation Complex on Feb. 11.

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