Austin, TX is an ecclectic and constantly growing metropolis. Surrounded by thousands of acres of national park land including the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin offers the active individual innumerable opportunities to exercise and take in some fresh air. Home to the University of Texas, the city's population, though thought of as laid back, is actually extremely active, therefore necessitating the creation of many health clubs and gyms. For the outdoor enthusiast there is Town Lake Trail which offers 50 beautiful miles of running, walking and cycling paths. Located in the 358 acre Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool is one of Austin's gems and also the best place to go swimming. If you like more extreme sports, Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg is a great place to climb; call Mountain Madness for rock climbing lessons. Also, if you live in Austin or are just visiting, don't miss out on a visit to Lake Travis where fitness and exercise activities - from cycling to scuba diving - abound.