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LET’S PLAY: Staying active is easy here

March 24th, 2021 • 4 min read

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When exercising is more convenient, you’ll be more likely to stick with it. At North River Ranch, we’ve created a vibrant community to celebrate active lifestyles of all kinds. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, seasoned athlete, new to fitness, or resuming your fitness prowess, we’ve got the amenities you need. They’re all conveniently in place to help you stay healthier and feeling good. Exercising regularly is proven to improve mental health as well. It’s one of the best things you can do for self-care. The mind-body connection is very real. Half the battle is actually getting to the gym. At North River Ranch, we try and make it easy for a healthier you right now, right outside your front door. If you live at North River Ranch, fitness amenities are just steps from your door.

In the heart of our community, Brightwood Pavilion at North River Ranch is the ideal place to enjoy a rejuvenating workout in our modern and sophisticated fitness center that includes cardio and strength training equipment. Get the best of both worlds and take advantage of the convenient outdoor AvidFitPod. Or mix up your workouts with a refreshing bike ride, jog, or stroll or borrow a bike from the Bike Share spot and take a ride along the first phases of the  Greenway, the community’s main connector walkway Even walking your dog here will be more fun. Did you know that walking is one of the most effective ways to lose weight? It is. We’ve also got the perfect setting for aquatic workouts in one of our sparkling pools. The benefits of exercising in water include improved strength, better cardiovascular stamina, and increased circulation. The little ones can also stay active with playdates at our welcoming and colorful playground. They’ll also love running and playing on the multiple greenbelts and trails* throughout our scenic community. To add even more fun, bring a hula hoop, frisbee, paddleball set, jump rope, or a football or baseball for a good old’ fashioned game of catch or score with our soccer goals at the event lawn. Fitness is definitely a family affair here.

Your new home here is also another convenient setting to fit in some exercise. If you’re working from home, taking a break and getting away from your desk is important to help you get through your day more effectively. Your muscles need to stretch and move. That’s what they were made for. Sitting all day is tough on our bodies. So, it’s important to take a couple of “coffee breaks” and get up and stretch. It helps with the range of motion in our joints and maintains good flexibility. It also helps our minds relax and focus easier. It’s a complete win-win.

It’s also easier to stay motivated when you exercise with your people in the new normal “bubble.” Grab the kids or your spouse, or both, and have at it! Classic exercises such as sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, lunges, burpees, squats, and more never go out of style or effectiveness. The new homes at North River Ranch have plenty of space to do these exercises too. Other options to try at home are popular membership services such as Peloton or The Mirror. Enjoy streaming workouts, on-demand classes, and virtual personal trainers in the privacy of your own home through the North River Ranch faster than fast SuperStream gig internet. Say goodbye to crowded classes at the regular gym or missing a class because it doesn’t work with your schedule. Now, you’re in control of your workouts, and it’s so much more encouraging with such convenience in our busy world. Gotta love technology! At North River Ranch, we’re here to support your fitness goals in every way. We’re rooting you on. Our community has the active amenities and welcoming setting to make a healthy lifestyle work for you today and tomorrow. Always remember to stay hydrated while exercising and take it at your own pace. Small progress over time adds up to big results. You’ve got this!

*Coming 2021



About North River Ranch

North River Ranch is the flagship master-planned community for Neal Land & Neighborhoods, strategically positioned and carefully planned to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s families and active adults. It’s a fresh approach to development in southwest Florida unlike anything in the market today.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit