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Out of the Sauna and Into the Sun

Written By: Sierra Chapdelaine What to do in Indio

While the gym is a great resource for exercise, after a while it becomes somewhat mundane. Pumping iron and running on the treadmill in a cold, stale gym pales in comparison to partaking in interactive activities outside in the warm, fresh air. The sun is a much better resource to utilize when working out: you’ll sweat more, burn more calories and get your fill of vitamin D (essential for your physical and mental well being!). Here are 6 outdoor adventures in Indio to help you break out of your fitness rut.

 

1 | A Little Birdie Told Me.. What to do in Indio

Golf is a leisurely way to burn some extra calories outdoors. You may not even realize you’re working out, especially while playing the 18 holes of the prominent Indian Springs Golf Club course in Indio. After your game, swing on over to the Big Rock Pub on-site for a quick lunch!

Indian Springs Golf Club
79940 Westward Ho Dr
Indio, CA 92201
760.200.8988

2 | Best Foot Forward What to do in Indio

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If you find you’re better on your feet than with a golf club in your hand, check out footgolf at The Lights in Indio. The Lights in Indio is open for play 7 a.m.-10 p.m., so if the daytime is too warm, you can still catch an evening game and burn some calories.

The Lights at Indio GC
83040 Ave 42
Indio, CA 92203
760.391.4049

3 | Namast’ay Outside What to do in Indio

Intensify your yoga experience by engaging in your practice outdoors. Get the Bikram Yoga experience by utilizing the sun as your heat source. The quaint and serene George S. Patton Park in Indio is the perfect location to unwind and set those calories ablaze while indulging in a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

George S. Patton Park
83742 Novilla Dr
Indio, CA 92203
760.391.4000

 

4 | Forget Marco, Let’s Polo!

Looking for a little outdoor adventure? Why not hop on horseback in Greater Palm Springs? Polo is a fun and interactive way to burn calories outdoors, and there is no better place to partake in a game than at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, on one of their 10 beautiful fields. Believe it or not, you can burn around 500 calories during a 60-minute polo match! Available November through April.

Native Knowledge: For existing polo players, a membership or joining a league at Empire Polo Club is a great way to partake in your favorite sport regularly. Click here to learn more information on seasonal memberships, league and tournaments!

Empire Polo Club
81800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
760.342.9111

5 | So Not Stationary

 

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Take spin out of the studio and onto the streets! Cycling is a wonderful way to work up a sweat, all the while indulging in some delightful scenery. Enjoy one of the beautiful and popular cycling routes in Indio alone or join a group like the Desert Bicycle Club. Either way you’ll be sure to scorch some calories.

 

6 | Play with Your Pooch

Want to take your pup on an outdoor adventure in Greater Palm Springs? Dog-friendly Greater Palm Springs parks like Mulligan Dog Park are the perfect places to burn some calories while spending time with your one true love: your dog! Play fetch, run around and spend some quality time with your adorable fur baby. Need a break from all the fun? The park has water fountains and plenty of shade to catch your breath and chill.

Mulligan Dog Park
45355 Van Buren St
Indio, CA 92201
760.391.4175