Want to workout on your vacation or weekend getaway? Even away from home, many people choose to still be active and stick to their exercise regiments. According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Miami was rated the number one most attractive city in the United States, so there’s no shortage of ways to workout in South Beach. Like the magazine said, “the Florida city is tanned, rested and suitably blinged-out…looking good at all hours is essential.”
Whether you’re looking to lift weights, go for a run, or try a fitness class you’ve never taken before, South Beach has plenty of options for you to burn some calories and feel good during your stay.
Workout in South Beach Outside
An outdoor workout in South Beach? Seems like a no brainer. Being in a warmer client, it’s easy for someone to run out the door and use the city as his or her personal jungle gym.
For a cardio workout, running, bicycling and swimming are easy options. One option is to run on the beach, but this type of running can be very challenging to the legs as they have to trudge through the sand. For a paved ground, there is an eight-mile beach path that begins at 5th street and goes up to 22nd Street that turns into a boardwalk all the way up to 49th street. For a group running environment, check out Raven Run. Raven Run is an eight-mile run that happens every day in South Beach at the 5th Street Lifeguard Station; this run is led by Robert Kraft, who has run eight miles every day in South Beach since 1975. South Pointe Park, Lummus Park and the Miami Beach Boardwalk are two other great spots to run.
Bicyclists are seen all over South Beach. Whether you rent a bike from a local Citi Bike docking station or a local shop like Bike and Roll Miami or bring your own bike, you can easily get around. Although there aren’t designated bike paths in the area, people can bike throughout the city. South Pointe Park and Lummus Park with their views of the Atlantic Ocean are great place to cruise around for your workout.
Swimming can be a very strenuous workout, but also very fun. The Ocean, just steps away from you stay at a South Beach hotel, is the easiest option. The water is warm and the surroundings are picturesque. If swimming in salt water isn’t your thing, South Beach has a public pool, the Flamingo Park Pool, on Michigan Avenue. If you like the water, but don’t want to swim, paddle boarding and kayaking offer a fun and challenging total-body workout in South Beach. Miami Beach Paddle Board, South Beach Kayak, and TKS Miamia offer rentals and lessons.
For an ultimate body workout, Lummus Park have volleyball nets, pull up bars, dip bars and an incline bench for sit ups.
Lift Weights at a Gym
Interested in getting a pump? Lifting weights is a great workout in South Beach at one of the area’s many gyms; South Beached has fitness facilities for all levels of fitness and styles of weightlifting. Some gyms and fitness centers include: Crunch, Equinox, CrossFit and South Florida Boxing. Some of these places offer free one-day or seven-day passes, while others require a pay-per-day or session fee.
Take a Class in South Beach
Fitness classes can offer something for everyone. These intense workouts give members the chance to be social amongst people with similar interests, while getting that extra push from an instructor. Below are some fun fitness classes for a great workout in South Beach:
OceanFront Fitness offers outdoor fitness classes, book camps, yoga, and underwater gym classes on South Point Drive, right alongside the water.
Orangetheory Fitness has 60-minue cardio/strength-training classes. The offer several classes a day and are located on 5th Street.
Barre Motion offers fitness classes that use a barre to balance oneself while doing exercises, similar to ballet. Classes mix together several styles of workouts including Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training. An introductory first class is free and they offer several classes throughout the day and week. The studio is located on Lennox Avenue.
Barry’s Bootcamp is an indoor boot-camp facility that costs $30 per class. Their cardio and strength workouts are said to have people burning 1,000 calories in a workout. Celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric, amongst others, have been known to workout here. It is located on Purdy Avenue.
Rest Up After Your Workout
After you finish your workout in South Beach, The Cavalier Hotel, located on Ocean Drive, can provide you with a great room to freshen up in after you just sweat it all out. To book your stay at the Cavalier, click here or call 305-673-1199.