Great Fitness Spots To Get Fit On Both Sides Of The Bay
Fuel your body and mind with a lifelong passion for exercise, sleeping well and eating right every day. Whether you are a gym rat or a walking enthusiast, pick a sport or activity that you like, do it with a friend and kick it up a notch by starting the day with an acai bowl or juice smoothie. Fitness buffs are always on the hunt for new ways to push themselves and stay engaged. A plethora of fitness offerings of all kinds, test your limits at these fitness favorites.
Stop In and Spin/Everywhere
Spinning (indoor cycling) studios in Tampa Bay are popping up as the spin craze continues to gain speed. Combine non-stop pedaling with thumping music, enthusiastic instructors and the energetic group atmosphere of most studios, and it’s easy to get an intense, fun workout and burn calories by the bucketful (600+). Pedal away at Central Cycling and Spinnergy in St. Pete, Cyclebar and Soho Cycling in Tampa.
Rolling Through the City/Tampa
Some of us like to make like Talking Heads’ David Byrne and keep a fold-up bike in our trunk. Want to see Tampa Bay on two wheels and don’t have a bike? Check out Coast Bike Share, designed for trips around town, errands, and an easy connector when using the local transit system. Just download the app on your phone, find one of the many bike stations located all around Tampa and St. Pete, pick a bike and you are on your way! Complete with a basket, it’s wheely fun. Tampabaybikeshare.com
Stand Up Sailor/Tampa
Where the river meets the bay, downtown Tampa abounds in ways to get out on the water. Rent a ride from Urban Kai Stand Up Paddleboards and explore the waterfront in a whole new way. way.urbankai.com
Suncoast Pilates/Palm Harbor
Perhaps one of the best ways to de-stress and build core strength, this unique studio offers private, duet and group Pilates and CoreAlign equipment classes. The nine principles are a true mind/body/spirit work-out, focused on centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing, rhythm/flow, balanced muscle development, whole body movement, and relaxation. Symmetry, control, and flexibility are stressed. There’s also the unique GYROTONIC® Tower exercise sequences, composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breathing. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and, flexibility. 2424 Curlew Road, Suite B Palm Harbor; (727) 772-6772 suncoastpilates.com
The Movement Sanctuary/St. Petersburg
A brilliant mixture of acroyoga, partner acrobatics, jiu-jitsu, yoga, dance, ninja warrior training, aerial arts, circus arts and more, there are over 60 classes per week. Open to all levels of training, with so many modalities, there is definitely something for everyone. Themovementsanctuary.com
Vertical Ventures/Tampa and St. Petersburg
Whether you’re a rock climbing rookie or a rock star, Vertical Ventures offers a clean, modern and well-supervised climbing experience. Take the Intro Belay class with rental gear and soon you’ll be a repelling like a regular. Memberships are available as well as fitness and yoga classes. Rock on! Verticalventures.com
Hoola Monsters/St. Petersburg
Co-Creator Abby Albaum has developed her very own Hoola Fit program certified by the American Council on Exercise. Dance, spin and, hoola hoop your way into maximum health and wellness… and have a great time expressing your inner hippie hoopster. Hoolamonsters.com