Being active as a family is a wonderful way to stay healthy together in 2021. The CDC recommends that preschoolers (ages 3-5) should be physically active while they play, and kids and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 17 should do 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. 

Living in the metro gives Little Rock families access to all the outdoor activities The Natural State has to offer, plus a wide variety of classes, activities and sports programs. Here are a few of our round-ups to help you find the perfect fit for your family. 

Virtual Workout Classes

If you’re not ready for an in-person program, virtual classes are a great way to stay active and safe. We love what Keyfit Life Kids is doing right now, and one of our 2020 Family Favorite winners, ATA Martial Arts is currently running a two week virtual class trial. Learn more here 

Want more? Check out our sister publication’s Little Rock Soirée and their list of virtual workout classes

Tips for Training for Your First 5K 

As the weather warms, your family can take the time to train for an upcoming 5K or just build up your running stamina. Get started with our kid-friendly training plan here

 Here’s a list of upcoming local races. Thanks again, Soirée! 

2020 Family Favorites

Find out what programs fellow Little Rock families love. Our 2020 list of winners includes our readers’ favorite gymnastics classes, martial arts studio, indoor playground, outdoor park, sports program and more. Get the full list here.  

After-School Activity Guide

Our after-school guide also offers parents with much-needed inspiration when it comes to sports-specific programs and more. Check it out for the latest on baseball, basketball, cheer, golf and football in the metro (to name a few). Get the full list here

Little Rock Workout Classes for Kids 

In 2019, we rounded up 10 local gyms and studios that offer kid-focused fitness classes. See the full list here

Best Metro Hikes

Of course, you don’t need a program to be active in Arkansas. You don’t even have to leave the city! We found the best and most family-friendly hikes here

Family Friendly Biking Trails 

Little Rock is also home to miles and miles of biking trails. Find one that fits your family on our list here

Disc Golf Courses in the Metro 

Foster a love of being active outside at one of our city’s many disc golf courses. Check out a quick rundown of the rules and list of local places to play here