4 Spots in Washington, DC for Low Stress Fitness

Looking to up your activity level without going overboard in the gym?

We get it. Not everyone needs a professional ball player's workout plan.

That’s why FitnessBank has a list of low-impact, low-stress fitness activities to do around Washington, D.C.

Let’s start with Glover Archbold Park.

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a different time when traveling these grounds. You’ll trade the chatter and white noise of modern life for nostalgic peace and quiet. Watch for some of the area’s interesting wildlife.

NPS Photo/ R. Maher

Low-Impact Hiking

If you’re looking for low-impact hiking, head to Theodore Roosevelt Island. It’s only a mile and a half long, yet packed with eye-grabbing views. It’s great for a quick trip with the family, or getting in a run when you’re short on time.

The National Arboretum is also great for hiking. While still good place for beginners, it spans more than eight miles — Plenty of room to get in all the steps you need.

Scott's Run Nature Preserve

Want to see a waterfall on your next walking trail? Scott’s Run Nature Preserve offers some of the most captivating natural views in the city. At just under two and half miles, it’s convenient and has some incredible features.

How FitnessBank Helps

Regardless of where you get in your low-stress fitness, you could be earning value. FitnessBank offers higher interest rates for those who track their steps daily. The more you step, the more you save.

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