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Bonnie Wenk Nature Trail

I love to hike and explore the parks and trails near us. We have been wanting to try some since we moved and finally found the time over the weekend. We took the dogs and went to Bonnie Wenk Nature Trail. It was close by and had great rating/reviews.

It is still under some construction but the main path is open as well as the restrooms, playground and dog park. The trail is great because it is wide, paved and clean. This allows plenty of room for people to pass by without disturbing each other. The full trail is 4.5 miles but it is not a loop. We did about 2 miles total with the dogs. When I walk on my own I go much faster and farther but the dogs are little slow and their short legs get tired. They need their exercise too so it was a great time to all be together outdoors and get some exercise.

There is great scenery and large open spaces. The dog park looked well maintained but very busy when we were there. All the facilities were new and still well kept, the playground looked like great fun. (Even for me)

I would definitely recommend this area for families, runners, bikers and walkers/joggers. The path is great for strollers, wheelchairs, young children, dogs and beginners. We will go back for sure.

 

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Forever Fit Boerne

Boerne is such a great place and I am so happy to share another wonderful option with you to stay active. Forever Fit Boerne is located on Main Street just behind Kelani Yogurt, walk through the iron gate down the path and through the adorable teal door. You be ready to shake and sweat!

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I had such a great experience here. I loved the variety in the class and that no two are the same, your body gets hit in all areas while keeping your muscles guessing. The energetic music, challenging moves and calming atmosphere offer a great experience for anyone at any level. You can advance your workout by using higher rated bands, weights and lower just another inch into the position. These classes will let you know you had muscles you hadn’t met before.

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Lisa is welcoming, warm and tough. She will give you the workout you need while making you feel right at home. This studio offers Barre, Cardio Dance and HIIT Barre. Try them all for some great sweat secession. Their scheduled is sure to accommodate any need from morning to evening and weekend. Personal lessons are also available.

Check out the website below for schedule and pricing options to meet any need.

https://www.foreverfitboerne.com/

I look forward to hearing how much you enjoy it because I know you will. Sweat local!

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Veterans Plaza

One of my favorite things to do is walk through different parks or areas of town to explore. Not only is this a great way to stay active but I get to see new places. Veterans Plaza is located in the heart of Boerne off Main Street and is a beautiful place to take some time and appreciate what is around you but also the sacrifice many men and women have made for the lives we have today.

As you walk up the main entrance you will see the names of so many local people who have served in all branches of service. If you are from here I am sure you can find a name you recognize or are related to. As you come up to the center you will read some beautiful stories of brilliance, heart, strength and selflessness.

I grabbed some lunch and sat on a bench in the shade and enjoyed some me time. There is plenty of room for pets and family to enjoy some time outside together or even a great outdoor workout. Many of you have driven by and never stopped. I really recommend taking a moment to walk to the center and read the stories of some amazing people from right here in our community.

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HC Nutrition

I was so excited to go to HC Nutrition and learn what it was all about. I started seeing their Grand Re-Opening event on Facebook and that really peaked my interest. I was able to meet with the Jennifer, owner, and she had so much information to share. I was so excited to hear she is a RN and really able to speak to the different medical aspects of the benefits she has to offer. I had no idea how much was available at HC Nutrition.

Cryotherapy is something I had been wanting to try since I saw in on the Real Housewives, yes you read that right, I am obsessed with reality TV. I have looked into it further and there are just so many benefits. I loved it and can’t wait to do it again. I could feel the benefits in my muscles the rest of the day and into the next. When I told people I did it their first statement was always I don’t like the cold, well this isn’t your normal cold feeling. It is really un-explainable and the time flies. The employees are there to talk to you and the 3 minutes seemed like nothing.

Cryotherapy Can Benefit

  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports/Injury Recovery
  • Improves Joint Function
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Burns 500-800 Calories

The float room is huge! Which is great because the pods can give you a very enclosed feeling. The room here is a great size and offers a very relaxing time while getting so many benefits. I also find it so amazing how you really just float with no effort, a lot of people actually fall asleep. I am telling your the truth, try it!

Benefits of Float Therapy

  • Mental & Physical Stress
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Boots Immune Function
  • Improves Athletic Performance
  • Improves Circulation
  • Relieves Pain
  • Decreases Cortisol
  • Increases Endorphins

They also offer an Infrared Sauna that allows the heat to penetrate your skin and really detoxify your body and allow those muscles to loosen on another level. This can also burn up to 600+ calories. Massage Therapy & NormaTec Massage are also available. They truly offer a full scope of health that combined with any fitness routine can add so many benefits. It is also a must for people who experience chronic pain to receive holistic relief.

Their newest addition is the smoothie bar. Delicious! They have a huge variety of smoothie flavors with proteins for any dietary needs. The teas are delicious and give you a great boost of energy. Don’t forget you also get a shot of aloe, which offers great benefits for your gut health.

Benefits of Aloe

  • Amino Acids
  • Digestive Function
  • Strengthens Immune System
  • Reduce Dermatitis
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Allergies
  • Energy & Brain Function
  • Muscle Building
  • Mood
  • Hair Growth
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Pressure

You get a smoothie, tea (hot or cold) and shot of aloe for $8.00! You can’t beat that. What a great way to start or your day or a grab and go energy boost. You can even text ahead of time and pick up your ready to go items!

They also do challenges, yoga and many other fun events to promote health and get you on your way to your best self.

I could go on and on but what I really think you need to do is go on over yourself and try it out!

https://www.facebook.com/HCNutritionBoerne/ 

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Yoga House Boerne

I was so excited to try out Yoga House Boerne, I have seen Rachel on social media and she looked so fun and inspiring. I checked out her website, which is very user friendly and easy to sign up for classes. I did her gentle yoga and yoga flow. Even though I workout so many different places I always get a little nervous going to a new place for the first time. Rachel was so welcoming and personable. She was easy to speak with and individually welcomed each person into the class.

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Her gentle yoga class was very calming and a slower pace so you can really melt into each pose and expand your muscles deeper through your breath. This is a great class for beginners to gain experience and also good for experienced yogis to slow down and really embrace each pose.

The yoga flow class was a higher pace with a mixture of advanced poses and modifications to build up your practice. She really focused on each persons form to ensure your body is in proper alignment for the best results and safety. I really enjoyed that she walked around and checked each person in the room assisting when necessary. It can be very hard during yoga to know if you are in the right position and you can’t always see the instructor. Having that additional help and then feeling the change when you get to the right place really pushes you to progress in your practice.

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She offers classes 6 days a week at convenient times to accommodate work schedules. The studio is conveniently located at I10 near Fair Oaks Ranch, just behind the gas station. It is located in the basement of her home, how convenient for her right! It is set up so nicely and allows for great class size to allow the attention each student needs.

Check out her schedule and sign up for come classes!

https://www.yogahouseboerne.com/

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X Golf

We celebrated Sean’s Birthday just before Christmas. We went to X Golf San Antonio and had a great time. It is a virtual golf experience. We golfed Pebble Beach and boy was it hard for me lol

The screen gives you a lot of information so you can golf as if you are really on the course you select. We took our own clubs but you can rent some there. They have a full bar and food from Mellow Mushroom just a few businesses away. I would recommend this for anyone who loves to golf.

They offer leagues, lessons and so much more. We have gone back since and had another great experience. The second time I did much better as well, I felt a little more prepared. You can reserve your time slot by calling or visiting their website.  http://www.goxgolf.com/

We had a great time and the service was the best. The employers and manager are so friendly and very helpful with the equipment and system. Let me know how your experience is!