Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville is a city busting with fitness activities. Located in North Central Florida, Gainesville's moderate climate allows for year long outdoor exercise. Featuring over 60 miles of roadways with bike paths, Gainesville is a great place for anyone training for a bike race or a triathlon. Additionally, there are numerous walking, running, roller-blading and cycling pathways in most of the city's 10 nature parks. Take a ride or run along the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail which extends for 16 beautiful miles and runs through Boulware Springs Park. If you'd rather hit the gym and take a group exercise class, there are many gyms, health clubs and community centers to choose from in Gainesville. The Gainesville Health and Fitness Center offers 3 different locations with superb weigth training equipment and exercise classes. If you are in need of cheap fitness opportunities look for any of the 7 North Central Florida YMCA locations who offer swimming lessons and other cheap classes.