Working In A Workout on Your Vacation

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.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

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GET FIT IN THE LOOP

loop fit programs offer 16 weekly group workout options

On Las Olas, the LO/OP Fit program offers several outdoor group fitness classes, including 10 a.m. yoga on the lawn with Lisa Pumper on Saturdays at the Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers Market, as well as sunrise kettlebell and bodyweight training sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. on the Sunset Terrace of the Las Olas Beach Garage. Classes range in price from $10 to $20 (or are part of a membership fee), but LO/OP also hosts buy one, get one free class the first week of the month. 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

sea sycle w fort lauderdale

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

What better way to start a Sunday Funday than a relaxing and restorative one-hour yin yoga class by the Atlantic Ocean! Yin yoga is great for all levels (including beginners and kids) because it’s a passive, slower-paced style of modern yoga. After yoga, don’t miss the Mermaids and Mimosas 3 course brunch! Brunch takes place inside the B Ocean Resort at the Wreck Bar from 11am-3pm. Mermaids swim periodically from 12 pm- 2 pm. PRICE of the brunch is $55 per adult (including bottomless mimosas) and $25 for children 6-12 years old. (An 18% service charge is added on all checks.)

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.

Kimpton: The Goodland Fort Lauderdale Beach

Take a dip in the year-round rooftop pool (a workout in itself) after a fitness class at Kimpton Goodland, Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fitness classes, complimentary to guests, include yoga, and some workouts are open to the public. Hotel guests receive access to on-site boogie boards and bike rentals to ride down to Fort Lauderdale beach, only a block away. Another Kimpton perk? Guest rooms feature in-room yoga mats if you prefer to stretch out solo. Plus, enjoy some local history while doing sun salutations at the Kimpton, formerly known as the Escape Hotel, the first year-round hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, completed in 1951.

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. Ride Element hosts the popular Sea Sycle spin classes throughout the week at the W, complimentary to guests and open to the public.

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. The Westin offers fitness classes, including weekend yoga — part of the WestinWORKOUT series — to resort guests and the public. You can also soak up sea views from the fitness area of the resort’s top floor parking deck, where OutFit HIIT takes place at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE

Kayak for a full body workout

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

get in a leisurely workout walking through the gardens at bonnet house

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.

BEACH YOGA

fort lauderdale beach yoga workout classes

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.


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