*In our BEST OF series, we’ve rounded up the top local businesses, restaurants, activities, and things to see in some of our most popular destinations. We’ve started with Florida (see our picks for Best Beach Destinations here). Next up: Our top spots to get your sweat on (and we don’t just mean in the Florida sun).
If you let it, a vacation can really derail your workout routine. Although we don’t think you should be spending all your time at the gym instead of the beach, we do know how great it can feel to keep moving on your holidays – especially since there’s always some extra indulging going on! Instead of hitting the communal gym at your vacation rental, Rent by Owner has found some of the top spots to get your sweat on while on holidays in Florida. Whether you’re there for a week or for a long stay winter vacation, with these local spots you can rest easy in the evenings while indulging in that extra glass of wine or s’mores on the beach…after all, you went to the gym!
Here are our picks for the best places to work out in Florida:
Whether you’re new to Pilates or have years of experience, Pilates Space Florida is a great option and offers both private and group classes depending on your budget and preference. They pride themselves in practicing authentic Pilates as it was taught by Joseph Pilates himself. No matter where your skill level is, the highly trained team will help get where you want to be.
2. Green Monkey
With multiple locations within South Florida, Green Monkey studios offer Yoga workshops and classes, and their 5 or 10 class drop in packs are perfect for the Florida vacationer. They go far beyond yoga offering massage therapy, corporate wellness programs, instructor training and have collaborated with the University of Miami’s Centre on Aging to conduct research on the benefits of yoga on the human body. It’s safe to say they’re experts.
This option gives you the best of both worlds; enjoying the gorgeous sunshine and crystal-clear waters that Florida does best, and getting some exercise in. Key Largo Adventures provides a variety of tours for families, couples, and solo adventurers – but the two options that will get your heart rate going the most are Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Both are fairly simple to learn, lots of fun solo and with other people, and will get your muscles working while you enjoy the beauty of Key Largo.
If spinning is your sweat of choice, look no further than Time Trial Cycle in Naples, FL. If you’re in town for a short stay you can purchase 3 classes for $50 or even just a one time drop in for $20. In addition to spin classes they also offer private TRX training – which uses your own body weight to engage multiple muscle groups simultaneously.
Have you caught the Crossfit bug? We don’t blame you! While travelling, it’s easy to find Crossfit affiliate gyms around the world at www.Crossfit.com and drop in for a workout. You can also find the WOD – workout of the day.
These are our picks for top places to get sweaty while staying in your vacation rental in Florida; do you have anywhere to add that you must-visit when you’re in the Sunshine State? Let us know in the comments!
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