Though swimming and other water sports have always been key elements when choosing Fort Lauderdale Beach as a vacation destination, it often comes paired with gluttonous dining, lounging by the pool or beach for hours, and slacking in terms of maintaining a regular workout routine.
In recent years however, Fort Lauderdale's beachfront hotels and businesses have been taking extra steps to offer beachgoers and visitors a number of options to stay healthy while away from home. From free yoga and fitness classes to clean eating options, and attractions and adventures just steps from the shoreline, it's no question Fort Lauderdale Beach is in a FIT Lauderdale frame of mind.
And whether your desired fitness intensity runs from a leisurely walk, jog or pedal along A1A on a rented Broward B-cycle, to an intense workout or pick up game of basketball at the outdoor gym at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, you'll find an array of fun ways to stick to your daily fitness routine, or discover a new passion to bring back from vacation instead of the dreaded "vacation 5 lbs".
Check out out Happenings Calendar for Daily Experiences such as Beach Yoga, Kayak Adventures and Nature Walking Tours
GET IN THE LOOP
With our near 250 average days of sunshine a year, coupled with Mother Natures' refreshing ocean breezes and her widely recognized beneficial boost of Vitamin D, working out outdoors has long been a favorite activity of Fort Lauderdale's locals and visitors. Whether your interests range from yoga to high intensity training, learning new skill methods or simply adding a social component to your routine in an open space environment, there is bound to be a LO/OP FIT program for you. For daily class details, updates on monthly special events, such as Sunset Salutations: a Live Music and Yoga Social, visit theloopflb.com
ROOMS WITH MORE THAN A VIEW
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
To counterbalance the calories of Doubletree's famous Chocolate Chip cookies awaiting you at check-in, Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach provides a range of activities for the outdoor adventurer and water sports enthusiasts, including Bicycle Rentals, Fishing, Diving and Snorkeling Tours, a Fitness Room, Tennis Courts and of course a Pool, which can all be found on site. A quick hop over the skywalk will also take you to the outdoor gym at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, which features a fitness circuit, basketball and volleyball courts.
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach
Located on Fort Lauderdale’s North Beach and winner of the Area President’s Award three years running, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Florida is the perfect location for a refreshing trip with health and wellness workout options to meet everyone's tastes. Take a break at Spa Q, and rejuvenate with a facial, massage, or nail treatment or work out in the resort’s fitness center, equipped with free weights and cardio machines. Daily free yoga classes take place Mon-Fri from 7:30 am - 8:30 am and Sat-Sun from 8:30 am - 9:30 am. They also offer bike rentals and for the little ones, Funky Fish Ocean Camp.
W Fort Lauderdale
With their Whatever/Whenever service, W Fort Lauderdale offers fitness enthusiasts Whatever/Whenever options as part of the daily resort fee, ranging from daily Beach Yoga and CrossFit Bootcamps to doing laps in their peek-a-boo swimming pool, or getting hard-core in the state-of-the-art, fully-equipped FIT Center solo or with a personal Whatever/Whenever trainer. On the leisure side you can jump on a signature W Beach Cruiser Bikes and put the pedal to the metal while exploring Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Whether you are looking to inject some energy into your day by paying a visit to the WORKOUT® Fitness Studio, or hit the beach for a run, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has you covered. Although the weekly Funky Fun Run ( a mainstay since 2015) has been postponed for the time, there is no reason why you can't follow its path along A1A and over the Intracoastal bridge and back, and end it with a nice craft beer on the pool deck.
WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE
Park & Ocean
Every Friday, the one part restaurant / one part adventure stand at Birch State Park offers a sunset paddle or kayak experience along an ancient and freshwater Coastal Dune Lake. Park & Ocean is located within Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Contact us for more information 954-563-2900 or visit http://www.parkandocean.com/sunset-tours
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
With its expansive 180 acres just steps from the ocean, Birch State Park offers a number of ways to workout at a slower pace, whether you choose to join in on one of their complementary Interpretive Ranger-guided walks each Friday and Saturday of the month, bicycle along the 1.9 mile drive or rent a canoe to explore the coastal dune lake. Activities include canoeing, bicycling, fishing, swimming, Segway tours and group camping. Visitors can also enjoy inline skating, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.
WALK BACK IN TIME
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Nestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a pristine barrier island ecosystem that make up the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens estate, and if your idea of being physically active includes leisurely walks, then this is the place. See one of the finest orchid collections in the U.S., and catch a glimpse of playful monkeys during the hour to two and a half hour walking tours of the grounds and historic Bartlett home.
A GYM WITH A VIEW
Whether you’re a local or visiting Fort Lauderdale Beach on vacation, The Gym Fort Lauderdale Beach is the quintessential local's gym. Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, ground level at Beach Place, The Gym offers an array of world-class workout classes, flexible membership options, and top-notch fitness trainers. Don’t take our word for it, The Gym has a long-list of avid fans and 4-5 star reviews, and their new home is outfitted with state of the art equipment, daily group classes and healthy cafe too.
Join Fort Lauderdale's Favorite Beach Yoga & Fitness Community. - Over 10 years of Eco healing & happiness! Experience beautiful oceanside classes with SoFlo yoga cOMmUNITY leader, Lisa & special guests. Classes are affordable, open ot everybody, and take place weekly on Friday morning, twice Saturday, both on the beach and at Las Olas Oceanside Park, as well as Sunday morning and evening. Visit our calendar for complete schedule and update on special yoga events.