Charlotte is a growing metropolis surrounded by natural beauty. Nature lovers can hike, run and walk through the 1,00 acres of wilderness that encompass McDowell Park & Nature Preserve. For the aquatic exercise lover, there is Ray's Splash Planet, a Charlotte favorite. Ray's offers not only a great swimming facility, but also a gym and exercise studios. The city hosts many adult sports leagues from football to golfing. Charlotte also rallies its residents to join the Fit City Challenge which encourages individuals to take charge of their health and wellness through exercise and proper dieting. If you like to workout, there are numerous gyms in Charlotte including Bally's and Planet Fitness.