There's a good chance that fitness is the last thing on your mind when you're rocking out to Radiohead and Metallica at a three-day music festival. But don't let a few days of great music wreak havoc on your workout regime. Here are our top tips for staying fit at the hottest music festivals of the summer.
When: June 12-15
Where: Manchester, TN
Featured Acts: Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Metallica, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Widespread Panic, and the comedy of Chris Rock
Fit Factor: Yoga sessions kick off each morning of this three-day music and art fest on 100 acres in central Tennessee. When not checking what's on stage, campers can test their skills in the Bonnaroo pitching and batting cages.
Where: Chicago, IL
When: August 1-3
Featured Acts: Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, and the Raconteurs
Fit Factor: This year, the legendary '90s alt music fest plants roots in Chi-Town's Grant Park, near endless miles of biking and world-class kayaking along the famed Chicago River.
Virgin Mobile Festival
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: August 9-10
Featured Acts: Foo Fighters, Bob Dylan, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, Wilco, Kanye West
Fit Factor: Situated on the grounds of Baltimore's famed Pimlico Race Course, the Virgin Mobile Festival is less than five miles from the scenic Gwynns Falls Trail. Enjoy hiking, biking, running, walking, and skating on this 15-mile linear trail, which is located within one of the largest urban wilderness parks on the East Coast.
Austin City Limits
Where: Austin, TX
When: September 26-28
Featured Acts: The Foo Fighters, Beck, Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, Gnarls Barkley, John Fogerty, and the Mars Volta
Fit Factor: Located right next to Austin's Town Lake-where you'll find over 10 miles of hiking, biking, and jogging trails. The park also boasts a rowing dock and 17 ball fields for baseball, football, soccer, rugby, and volleyball.