Summer Fitness Made Easy

There’s no denying it.  Summer is in the air and with the official start just around the corner, it’s important to take a moment to think about how you can make the most of not only every moment, but also every opportunity the season offers.  With such favorable weather comes the chance to spend more time outside and become more attuned to a healthy lifestyle.  Those who want more than just their daily dose of vitamin D and fresh air to be their summertime remedy can stay in shape by simply stepping out the door.

Here are some homes that are perfect for maintaining a healthy and active summertime lifestyle.  From waterskiing and hiking, to fishing, horseback riding or even just doing laps in a 70-foot swimming pool, it’s nearly impossible not to burn those calories while on these properties…the fun way.


This home is located on more than 3 acres of private property conveniently adjacent to Devil’s Den, The Nature Conservatory’s largest natural preserve in Connecticut.  Any hiker would love the many trails available at this peaceful natural spot neighboring the residence.

3 Kristen Place—Weston, CT


There is no need to join a gym for a summertime routine.  This property offers an over 70-foot salt water lap pool, as well as over 10 acres of preserved land to roam. Here you can find places to hike, kayak, bicycle along country roads and more to fill the entire day.

26 South Road— Heath, MA


All horse enthusiasts will adore the healthy lifestyle offered at this equestrian property where you can freely gallop through warm summer breezes and over 15 acres of private property.  But an active day on horseback doesn’t stop there.  The residence is located right next to Newtown Bridle Trails, allowing for a variety of ways for you and your horse to take on the summer months.

11 Fox Hollow Lane— Newtown, CT


Surrounded by water, this private property known as Tavern Island makes it difficult not to take part in the numerous water sports available.  Adventurers can enjoy boating, sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, kite surfing and water skiing.  Individuals looking for a more quiet way to stay fit may simply go for a walk or do some morning yoga in the solitude of your own beachy paradise.

1 Tavern Island—Norwalk, CT

Perfecting a mean backhand is a given at this unique Colonial home that has a full tennis court right on the beautifully landscaped property.  Cool down with some laps in the backyard pool, and then treat yourself by relaxing those tired muscles in the spa.

445 Hollow Tree Ridge Road—Darien, CT


You don’t have to live on the Sound to have your own beach.  This waterfront lake house rests peacefully among the surrounding valley and hills of Candlewood Lake, offering tons of outdoor activities to do while immersed in the comfort of a luxurious home.  Complete with a boating house, this residence allows for countless lake sports, as well as opportunities to hike through the neighboring Naromi Land Trust in Sherman.  There are also jogging and biking paths nearby, encompassed by panoramic mountain views.

10 Fox Run—Sherman, CT


And for all those people after all who prefer to do their exercise indoors, this Bronxville residence is the place for you.  Escape the summertime heat and still get a workout in this fully equipped, spacious and bright in-home gym.

  21 Crows Nest Road—Bronxville, NY

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