Frugal and fit: Chattanooga clubs, activities offer low-cost workouts

photo Members of the Chattanooga Bicycle Club sponsor weekly road and mountain rides. Bicycle enthusiasts can sample events for free. Membership is $30 a year.

It's almost the middle of January and already those New Year's resolutions are on the back burner. But just because the irresolute are still smoking, their kitchens are messy or they haven't quite started to learn Chinese doesn't mean they need to skip the goal of getting in shape.

If gym membership is too expensive and jogging's a bore, Chattanooga offers plenty of ways for people of all ages to get fit while having fun.


Biking can be a fun way to get the blood flowing with a little more company than an iPod and headphones.