Sports

Many Kyiv dwellers as well as visitors of the city, who love sports and prefer healthy lifestyle, are interested in spending a weekend riding a bicycle. Kyiv suburbs are full of picturesque places such as parks and forests, which are definitely good for a pleasant bicycle ride. Let us consider the best bicycle routes near Kyiv.

On Independence Day of Ukraine (August 24, 2017), the traditional Race in ‘Vyshyvankas’ will take place in the capital of Ukraine. The big Independence Race will start at Rusanivska waterfront on August 24, 2017 in Kyiv. However, the festive Race will last until August 27, 2017 in other cities.

Relaxing in a busy city can be a tough call - that is why more and more people opt for outdoor yoga classes. Many of these yoga classes take place in the calming environs of leafy spots like parks and gardens. It’s all about breathing deeply in a beautiful space and finding some inner peace. Kyiv, Lviv and other Ukrainian cities offer many fresh air yoga sessions this summer, so pack a mat, grab the sunscreen, and see you on the grass.

With the beginning of the summer season, Kyiv is preparing all the beaches for numerous visitors to spend the time by the water with comfort and pleasure. This year «Pleso» Kyiv City Department for Water Recreational Areas is introducing SUPboarding, a new way for active leisure by the water in Kyiv.

On May 26th 2017all the cycling sport fans are invited to take part or simply watch the one-day Horizon Park Race for Peace for men. The race starts at Chabany town near Kyiv at 11 AM.

Karavan is a modern shopping and entertainment center in Kyiv. The concept of this complex keeps to three equal components: shopping, food and entertainment. Now the entertainments territory of Karavan is becoming larger and more exciting. Traditionally for the warm season, Crazy Karting starts its work on the parking of Karavan shopping and entertainment center.

One of the best ways to spend a sunny summer day and to explore a new city is to go cycling. But what to do if you are a traveler visiting Kyiv and do not have your own bike? Check out our list of the best services for bike renting in Kyiv.

With the coming of spring many of us will start the new season of sports related activities. Sport equipment is very important part of any work out. «Destinations» rounds up the list of sporting goods stores in Kyiv to stock up on everything you need for your fresh sport start.

The Wings for Life World Run is a running competition held on the first weekend of May since 2014 to collect funds for the Wings for Life, the nonprofit foundation. The run takes place in 34 or 35 locations around the Earth at the same time. In 2017 Kyiv is also on the list of locations. The Wings for Life World Run is broadcasted live on Red Bull TV.

In England, they say “Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be”. Premier Palace Hotel Fitness Club believes that is true! If parents serve as fine examples, they can easily form good habits of their children.

Lviv offers many sport complexes where visitors can learn how to play tennis. There are plenty of tennis courts—including professional, recreational and amateur grounds with various surfaces as well as experienced and skilled coaches to run you through tennis theory and techniques. «Destinations» rounded up the best tennis schools in Lviv.

With the warm weather finally back in action, spring is packed with fun runs, marathons and other great active events. In case you are an avid runner or just planning to try marathon running for the first time, «Destinations» rounds up a list of major marathons and sport events that will be taking place all over Ukraine in spring 2017.

Kyiv is not lacking places to work out and train. But finding the perfect gym to tone or slim down might be a tough task. «Destinations» narrowed down 3 innovative gyms in Kyiv which offer alternative trainings and promise high results to satisfy even most spoilt fitness fans.

If you are active, athletic and know how to enjoy life then Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon is an event for you. This is major running event of Ukraine which unites people who are in love with life, those who know how to live today and are ready to change today.

I met with coach Valentin Sitalo in Sport-Studio to get his advice on motivation in sports and achieving the desired results. Funny photo-illustrations of this article where I "play" with unrealistic weight are just the reverse side of Valentin's serious approach to training. He carefully checked every step I took so that I would not harm myself. In such reliable and caring hands of the coach anyone can become the champion!

Lviv offers plenty of tennis courts including professional, recreational and amateur grounds with various surfaces as well as indoor and outdoor options. Anyone can reserve a tennis court and enjoy fun and exciting game. «Destinations» rounds up top tennis grounds in Lviv.

Horseback riding can be adventurous, exhilarating, relaxing and even life changing experience, but most importantly it’s a great way to spend a weekend with friends or family enjoying the nature and admiring the beauty of the gracious animals. Always wanted to ride a horse or looking for a unique gift for an animal lover? Then check out our list of places to go horseback riding in Kyiv.

Kyiv offers plenty of tennis courts—including professional, recreational and amateur grounds with various surfaces. Anyone can reserve a tennis court and enjoy a fun and exciting game. «Destinations» rounds up top tennis courts in Kyiv.

Fencing is a beautiful and very challenging sport. It requires hand-eye coordination, explosiveness, and pinpoint accuracy. Fencing workout trend has reached Kyiv recently. With many capital’s fitness clubs offering fencing lessons these days, «Destinations» narrows down some useful information on this aristocratic sport.

Many locals and foreign travelers, who are fans of skiing and snowboarding, associate Carpathian Mountains with “Bukovel”, a single ski resort. However, there are many other less known ski areas, which can pleasantly surprise its guests with high service, good equipment and lower prices for ski-passes and accommodation.

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