September 25, 2016

Davis County Exercise Activities

By Leo Dirr

Davis County has some of the fittest, healthiest, most attractive residents in the nation. So, it’s no wonder that the county is home to more exercise activities than you can shake your pedometer at.

Fitness options range from frugal to fancy to free — and everything in between. We’ve broken the activities into categories to help you find the ones you care about most.

Whether you’re looking for a government-sponsored venue, a state-of-the-art gym or just a dusty hiking trail, we’ve got you covered.

Davis County Gyms

The SportsPlex provides sports training, youth summer camps and exercise classes in Kaysville. The gym occupies a large building that also houses the Ragnar Relay Series and the Fieldhouse indoor soccer complex.


Davis County SportsPlex

SportsPlex Gyms
1188 SportsPlex Drive
Kaysville UT 84037
801-544-7539

Skills Fitness in Bountiful has a catchy, little slogan: “Your Will … Our Skill.” The fitness center offers cross training, zumba and VIP memberships. It’s tough to beat this place for convenience. Its operating hours from Monday to Thursday are 4 a.m. to midnight.

Skills Fitness
1525 N. Main St., Suite 110
Bountiful UT 84010
801-298-5050

Jim’s Gym in Clinton is focused on high-intensity personal training. The workout program is not confined to the gym. Your instructor

may choose to take you outside for a run, weather permitting. It looks like a good option for serious fitness buffs.

Jim’s Gym
2173 N. 2000 West, Unit C
Clinton UT 84015
801-779-4079

Swimming Pools

Layton City’s Surf-N-Swim is best known for its wave pool. In fact, the popular Davis County water park brands itself as “Utah’s year-round ocean.” But this cool, little pool is no one-hit wonder. It also offers such exercise activities as swimming lessons, deep-water aerobics and sand volleyball.

Surf-N-Swim
465 N. Wasatch Drive
Layton UT 84041
801-336-3939

The Clearfield Aquatic Center sports a six-lane lap pool and a splash pad with fountains and geysers. You also can make use of the indoor track, cardio equipment and drop-in daycare.

Clearfield Aquatic Center
825 S. State St.
Clearfield UT 84015
801-525-2640

Hiking Trails

Jordan Legacy Parkway in Davis County Utah
Legacy Parkway trail in Davis County Utah photos courtesy of UDOT

The Legacy Parkway Trail accommodates bicyclists, hikers and horse riders. Trailheads in Farmington, West Bountiful, Woods Cross and North Salt Lake allow easy access to this popular path, which follows the Legacy Highway.

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail runs through Kaysville and has caught the attention of mountain-biking enthusiasts. Exercise stations dot the route.

Freelance writer Leo Dirr does Internet marketing for the SportsPlex.

biking the wasatch front
biking the Wasatch front

The Legacy Parkway in Bountiful, Utah
The Legacy Parkway in Bountiful, Utah

What are your favorite Davis County exercise activities? Share them in the comments.