Summer is coming and with it a whole range of popular outdoor activities. If you aren’t feeling quite like jumping right in after a long, cold winter of inactivity, consider getting back in shape at one of our Reno area gyms, fitness centers and health clubs.

There are plenty of places to work out in Reno and Sparks. The range of services offered covers everything from iron pumping for dedicated gym rats to getting back in shape for hiking and biking on our many local trails. If you are new at the fitness center and gym game, most facilities have experienced trainers on staff to work with you to develop a workout routine. A trainer can help you get the most from your workouts, cheer you on, and reduce the chance of injuries.

Go to my “Reno Area Fitness Centers, Gyms, Health Clubs” article for a list of area facilities. Check out a few clubs to find one that’s a good fit for you.

Reno area easter egg hunts
Easter Sunday in 2017 is on April 16. Enjoy Easter weekend with family and kids by attending one of the Easter egg hunt events happening all around the Truckee Meadows. Note that most of them are on Saturday, April 15, so plan accordingly. They are also free. Should you be up at north Lake Tahoe for Easter weekend, you will find a nice selection of Easter egg hunts to enjoy with the family.

Before heading out, check the weather forecast just in case since Easter egg hunts are outside. Spring is here and chances are it will be a nice time to enjoy being out and about in the Reno / Tahoe area.

Easter Sunday Brunch / Dining – Some really nice Easter Sunday dining is available in the Reno / Sparks area, making for an enjoyable way to top off all that Easter egg hunting and candy eating. Some of the casinos will have big buffets with lots of choices. Many of these will be open during brunch hours, from morning through the afternoon. Some others, both in casinos and at independent restaurants, will be serving into the evening for an actual dinnertime meal. All will have some pretty fancy stuff most of us are unlikely to want to prepare at home. Go to “Easter Dining in Reno and Sparks” to see who is serving and where.

Sabra Smith Newby will start work as Reno’s new city manager on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was the unanimous selection of the Reno City Council following a national search conducted by Reno’s recruiting consultant. Newby is replacing former city manager Andrew Clinger, who was let go during a sexual harrassment probe, which subsequently found insubstantial evidence to support the charges.

Newby comes to Reno from an assistant county manager job in southern Nevada’s Clark County. Her two-year contract, which includes a $200,000 annual salary and a variety of enhancements, was approved on a 5 – 1 vote by the Reno City Council. The dissenting vote came from Councilman Paul McKenzie. Councilwoman Neoma Jardon was absent.

Newby will commute from Las Vegas until her children finish school in June, then move to Reno.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal.