Walk on the wild side: San Antonio Zoo opens new fitness trail

Fitness trail is 1-mile long and has markers at zoo

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Zoo has a new way for families to have fun and stay healthy this summer. 

The zoo teamed up with the University Health System to open a new fitness trail at the zoo. 

The 1-mile trail connects guests to animal exhibits and features signs every quarter-mile that will help keep track of guests' progress. 

Signs with fitness facts are also present to motivate and encourage guests to participate.

“This time of the year it's difficult a lot of times to get outside because it's so hot here in San Antonio, but the zoo trail provides this really neat and a lot of times, covered trail to walk a mile, see some awesome animals on the way and hang out with your family,” said Dr. Robert Sanders, a pediatrician and associate medical director of UHS PediExpress.

University Health and the San Antonio Zoo hope this will draw kids into the zoo, and away from their TV’s and phones.

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