10 local activities that burn between 10 and 1,000 calories

(Photo courtesy Provo Beach Resort)

If you go for a surf on Provo Beach Resort’s indoor Flowrider for five minutes, you’ll be riding on 30,000 gallons of water and burning about four calories every minute. Surf’s up! (Photo courtesy Provo Beach Resort)

If getting fit is one of your goals, you’re in luck — we’ve picked 10 local, fall-friendly activities that will have you burning calories and having fun at the same time.

1. Surf for five minutes on Provo Beach Resort’s Flowrider, 18 calories (Props to you if you last longer.)
2. Read a book at the Orem Public Library for half an hour, 37 calories
3. Stroll around the Happy Valley Farmer’s Market for half an hour, 98 calories
4. Bowl a game with a date at Jack and Jill Lanes in Lehi, 107 calories
5. Watch an outdoor movie at the Scera Theatre, 112 calories
6. Swim at the new Provo Rec Center for 45 minutes, 321 calories
7. Play a game of 3D trampoline dodge ball at Get Air Hang Time in Orem, 372 calories
8. Hike the Y, 420 calories
9. Take a Bikram Yoga class at Thanksgiving Point, 739 calories
10. Run a 5K (with a 10-minute-mile pace), 949 calories
Calculations are from healthstatus.com and are based on a 155-pound adult.

Kim calls Utah Valley home, but she spent her high school years in Australia, where she learned to drive on the other side of the road and tolerate Vegemite. Since earning an English degree at BYU, Kimberly has worked for Covenant Communications, Utah Valley Magazine, Daily Herald and Eat My Words. When she isn't writing, Kim loves traveling, teaching Pilates, and spending time with her husband and three children. Read more from Kim at talkingwordy.com.

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