Raleigh is North Carolina's capital. The city is a great place to get in shape and find fitness locations. Raleigh is known as the City of Oaks. You can enjoy the oak trees best by finding one of many public parks to walk, run, hike and bike through including William B. Umstead State Park and Lake Wheeler. The city maintains over 1,200 acres of greenways which include about 60 miles of walking, running, and cycling paths. Raleigh's residents are big sports fan and never miss the opportunity to go to a Wolfpack basketball or football game. They also love to participate in sports and so you can find numerous athletic fields throughout the city. Check out Buffalo Road Athletic Park which has baseball and football fields, and an 8 lane track. Its not hard to find gyms or health clubs in Raleigh either. Look for national chains Gold's Gym and Planet Fitness.