Check out the following links for active opportunities in and around Bloomington. Start Active Living today!

Walking Guide to Bloomington

Be Bloomington is designed to preserve and enhance community character.

The American Cancer Society has a variety of health resources available to individuals, programs for employers and community events.

The American Heart Association website has information on risk factors for heart disease, nutrition information and programs to help get you moving.

IU Health Bloomington offers a variety of classes and support groups to help you get moving and improve your nutrition. Guest speakers are available to speak to groups and assistance with worksite wellness.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation, a department of the City of Bloomington, offers a listing of programs, special events, city parks and trails to get you active.

Bloomington/Monroe County CVB has a community calendar listing a variety of events to get you out and about Bloomington.

Boys and Girls Club sports include organized leagues for Soccer and Basketball. Physical Recreation activities are scheduled in the Club gym on a daily basis.

Healthy Business Bloomington is a program from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce that recognizes local businesses for providing worksite wellness opportunities to their employees.

Hoosier National Forest has a variety of trails for hiking and biking, as well as other opportunities for outdoor recreation.

HoosierNet contains many links to various clubs, such as hiking, dancing, biking, rowing, sports, etc. Simply look for the Arts, Recreation and Leisure Section on the main homepage.

Indiana University has a variety of offerings and resources for students, staff, faculty and the community:

  • Health Center
  • Recreational Sports – Campus Recreational Sports provides and sports and fitness services for IU students, faculty, staff and the public. It is recognized as one of the leading campus recreational sports programs in the country, serving over 33,000 people. Its programs and services draw 2.1 million participations in creational sports programs and facilities per year.

The Birth-to-Five Coalition of Monroe County builds on the work done through the Monroe County CAPE (Community Alliances to Promote Education) Project. Browse to find family-friendly events.


Monroe County Government:

Monroe County Community School Corporation offers the Sweat Every Day Program. It’s a program designed to make fitness simple and fun – and help students and staff lead healthier lives.

Monroe County YMCA has a variety of wellness and fitness programs for youths, adults and seniors, fitness equipment, and family events. Financial Assistance is available.

The President’s Challenge offers a wide range of programs that can help everyone be more active, from kids to seniors. Programs are available for schools, community groups, businesses and individuals.

Rhinos Youth Center provides a safe drug free environment for youth and offers after-school activities and all-ages music club shows.

Indiana State Parks trail maps are available through the access Indiana website.

Are You Active?

Active Living means incorporating physical activity into your daily life. An Active Living lifestyle incorporates non-traditional opportunities for activity, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, gardening, or playing with children as well as participating in more traditional forms of physical activity, such as walking, exercise classes and sports.

County Health Rankings

  • Brown County - Health Outcomes: 5/92
  • Monroe County - Health Outcomes: 8/92
  • Owen County - Health Outcomes: 51/92
  • Morgan County - Health Outcomes: 40/92
  • Greene County - Health Outcomes: 74/92

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