Staying Fit While Visiting Miami is Possible: Here's How with 7 Cool Miami Beach Workouts
Are you ready to make this your year to take control of your health and fitness? A Miami Beach getaway doesn’t have to halt your routine. So, skip the gym and get creative in the sand. Here are some workout ideas to help you stay on track, build serious strength, or simply keep you moving without sacrificing serious beach time.
1. Miami Beach Yoga
Increase flexibility and improve your cardio and circulatory health by holding your yoga practice in the sand. Exercising on an unstable surface like sand strengthens the secondary muscles of the feet, hips, knees, and shoulder joints. Although balancing may be more of a challenge, your posture muscles get an intense workout as you hold every pose. Every Tuesday at The Sagamore, join instructor Tiffany Levy beachside at 6:30 p.m. for an uplifting Miami Beach yoga experience.
2. Miami Beach Run
It is believed that running on the sand expends one-and-a-half times more energy than running on a hard surface. As your muscles work overtime to maintain stability, you burn more calories in the process. At The Sagamore, the beach is our backyard, with nearly nine miles of unobstructed beachfront to get your jog on. Stick close to the edge of the water for the most support. See more Miami Beach running maps.
3. Miami Beach Surfing and Bodyboarding
Miami Beach is a surfer beginner’s playground. The smaller waves and level seafloor are the perfect place to practice getting up on a board for the first time. Begin your lesson on the shore with “surfer get-ups” by mimicking the motion surfers make when rising to a standing position. Start on the sand in a plank position and practice getting yourself upward quickly into a squatting position. When you’ve mastered the execution, it’s time to take to the waves with your board to work on your balance. The full body workout can improve your abs, lower body, and arm strength. Rent a board from a Miami surf shop or purchase a smaller bodyboard for an easier option that also improves cardiovascular health, muscular strength, and endurance.
4. Miami Beach Bike Ride
Stay with The Sagamore to gain exclusive access to our fleet of custom Linus cycling bikes, designed to get you where you need to go in style. Enjoy a complimentary 2-hour ride during your stay and explore all Miami Beach has to offer. Bikes are available on a first come, first served basis. From the Miami Beach Boardwalk to South Pointe Park, Ocean Drive, and more, check out the best bike routes in Miami Beach.
5. Miami Beach Swimming
Take a dip in the warm waters of Miami Beach. The Sagamore Hotel’s beachside property makes it easy. Swimming works your entire body by burning calories and toning muscles. Try the butterfly stroke for an upper body workout that engages your triceps, biceps, and shoulders. Freestyle swimming utilizes your deltoids and sides of your back, and the breaststroke is a great all-around muscle trainer that puts your back and chest muscles to work.
6. Miami Beach Salsa Dance Class
Enjoy the joyful experience of social dancing while getting to know Miami Beach’s Latin American culture. Head to the Gallery Room at The Sagamore every Monday night at 7 p.m. for a salsa dance class - all levels of experience welcome! Salsa mixes Afro-Cuban (cha-cha, mambo, pachanga, and rumba) and American (swing and tap) dance for a fast, fiery, and unforgettable experience.
7. Ballet Flow Pop-Up
Join Natalia Corder, Creative Director of Ballet Flow, in the Gallery Room at The Sagamore every Sunday (10:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (7 p.m.). Channel the dancer within with a 60-minute low impact, full body sculpting workout that will lift, tone, align, and burn from head to pointed toes. Move methodically with control to challenge your stability. Added benefits include improvements in posture, breathing, flexibility and most importantly, your mindset!
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