10 Ways To Stay Active And Eat Right In Kansas City!

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Begin The New Year Right

10 Ways To Stay Active And Eat Right In Kansas City This Year!


If you are looking to focus on your health in the New Year, we’re here to help with this great list of places you can stay active and eat right in Kansas City!

From kickboxing classes or family yoga at the YMCA, to stocking up on fresh produce at your local Sprouts Farmers market, to enjoying dinner out at a locally-sourced restaurant downtown, we’ve gone to extra lengths in compiling the following list for you, so that you can begin your new year off right. Here’s to staying active and and eating well in KC!


3 Ways to Stay Active in Kansas City

  • Check out your local Kansas City YMCA for health and wellness programs, group exercises, classes, and family activities.
  • Consider joining a group such as Active! Kansas City Meetup, and join others around Kansas City who are staying active around KC through group meetups activities!
  • Don’t let the snow and cold weather stop you from walking. Enjoy a fun walk indoors. Begin in the Crown Center, and use the skywalk to make your way over to Union Station. Get active and enjoy the sites of KC without ever going out in the cold!


4 Ways To Eat Out The Local Way In KC

  • The Farmhouse Restaurant located right outside of the City Market downtown features seasonal and classically creative comfort foods of all types. They work with local farmers to grow delicious, wholesome ingredients that will leave both your budget and your body happy.
  • The Westside Local in the West Side of KC goes beyond fresh. They are doing their best to support local farms and businesses while providing a beautiful, delicious dining experience for their guests. Begin with a Local Charcuterie Board, warm yourself with a brie and white cheddar grilled cheese dipped in tomato-fennel soup, or enjoy the pan seared salmon or grass-fed steak. With plenty of gluten free and vegan options, it’s a menu sure to please any guest.
  • For a truly unique and creative dining experience in the Northland, grab a reservation at the Justus Drugstore in Smitheville. Plan on spending a little extra for dinner, but know that you won’t walk away disappointed. Using local ingredients raised with painstaking care by local small farm producers, prepared by skilled local artisans, and served in a beautiful, ambient setting, Justus Drugstore has created quite a reputation for serving up delicious local KC fare.
  • For a local meal for a bit less, enjoy a breakfast sandwich, crab roll, or grilled pimento cheese over at the Happy Gillis Cafe and Hangout in the Columbus Park Neighborhood. Working with a large list of local farmers and producers, Happy Gillis brings simple, delicious, local food to your table straight from the farmers.


3 Places To Stock Up On Fresh Groceries in KC

  • Did you know that the City Market is open year-round? Seven days a week you can stock up on fresh produce or enjoy fresh, ethnic cuisines from all over the world. Even the farmers market, located in the center pavilions of the City Market, is open throughout the year, open Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 3pm. Find locally raised meats, eggs, honey, and even some produce during the winter months.
  • From Overland Park, To Lawrence, to Parkville, Sprouts Farmers Markets have been popping up all over KC in recent months. Stock up on organic produce and dairy, fresh meats, delicious bakery treats, or stop in on Wednesdays for $5 fresh sushi.
  • If you’re down in Overland Park, Olathe, or Mission, be sure to stop by your local Natural Grocer for a great selection of natural, organic, and local foods, vitamins, and personal care products. Natural Grocer also holds events and classes focused on providing you the information you need to make positive choices for your health in this new year!


Kansas City is full of opportunity for focusing on your health in the New Year. Start with this list, and start exploring all the ways in KC that you can stay active and eat well this year!


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