8 Best Fitness Spots for Mind and Body in Florida
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8 Best Fitness Spots for Mind and Body in Florida

Will Titterington
Will Titterington

Tired of the pandemic, Florida?

We all are. Many of us are physically and mentally exhausted, and our nervous systems really need a good pick-me-up!

At NatureHub, we recognize that one of the best ways to “survive” this strange situation and stay mentally and physically fit is to work out.

Of course, that can be hard to do when many gyms have been temporarily closed. The good news is that, despite the pandemic sweeping throughout America, there are still plenty of fitness places in Florida that are ready to welcome you and help you get fit—whether online or safely outdoors.

Let’s take a look at what these are!

Burg Fitness and Cycling Studio, St. Petersburg

Burg Fitness and Cycling Studio currently offers remote fitness, which makes it perfect if you’re staying at home right now. It’s mission is simple: to remove any confusion surrounding online workouts and to help YOU achieve your personal fitness goals.

The best thing is that Burg Fitness is community-driven, which means you won’t ever feel like you’re working out alone.

What else? The first class is free!

Address: 227 14th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

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Oleta River Outdoor Fitness Center, North Miami Beach

Oleta River Outdoor Fitness Center offers eco-friendly fitness classes, which perfectly aligns with our overall ethos here at NatureHub.

Here’s the deal in a nutshell: You sign up to either a one or two week long exercise, and then you’re put through your paces in the great outdoors. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to participate on a Monday, a Wednesday, or a Friday.

During your time with Oleta, you’ll be cycling, kayaking, running, and more!

What else? Prices start out from just $10 per class.

Address: 3400 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

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Miami Life Center, Miami Beach

Love yoga and live in Miami? Then Miami Life Center might be the fitness place for you.

Members get access to a variety of yoga workshops and classes, and the hours are flexible. If you prefer to participate in the morning, you can do so. If, however, you’re free later in the evening, you can participate then, too.

With a focus on breathing, meditation and traditional yoga postures, Miami Life Center is aimed at both beginners and more experienced practitioners who want to increase their mental and physical wellbeing.

What else? Online classes are available, while MLC members get access to more perks.

Address: 736 6th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Fitness Therapy, Cocoa Beach

Fitness Therapy uses the likes of massage therapy to help Floridian’s either lose weight or reduce pain.

However, it offers much more than that. Headed by Michael and Christina Slotin, a husband and wife team who both have their specialist skills, Fitness Therapy educates you about the power of herbal remedies. Training is also available to help improve your strength and posture.

What else? Online workouts are available right now!

Address: 320 N Atlantic Ave #8a, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

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Balance For Life Florida Retreat, Deerfield Beach

Balance For Life Retreat describes itself as the “ultimate vegan retreat.” It’s essentially a wellness program that aims to improve your lifestyle via a plant-based diet and exercise.

Located on the sunny Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, the program is filled with yoga workouts, detoxes, fasting, and more!

Altogether, there are four components—nutrition, natural treatments, mindfulness, and fitness—and it’s up to you to choose which program you feel is right for you.

What else? Balance For Life has been going for over 30 years!

Address: 2096 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

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Burn Pump, Fort Lauderdale

Burn Pump describe themselves as Florida’s leaders in outdoor training, which means there is no gym required! With Burn Pump, you just need to book a class, and then it’s time to work on your body and your mind via a series of energetic training programs under the Florida sunshine.

The whole thing is community driven, which means you’ll get fit alongside other like-minded people. There are different programs to choose from, the first class is free, and the classes are available Monday to Saturday.  

What else? All ages and all fitness levels are welcome.

Address: 3960 NE 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

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Ninja Fit Gym, Orlando

Ninja Fit Gym isn’t your typical gym. Instead, it’s more of an interactive, obstacle gym where people go for functional fitness training that is customized to their needs and goals.

There are classes available all day for a variety of different ages (including kids) and skill levels, and it’s the gym to go to in Florida if you want to become an American Ninja Warrior! Yep, this is your chance to get on television and stay fit and focused.

What else? Ninja Fit Gym lets you pit your wits with other OCR enthusiasts each Saturday.

Address: 6541 N Orange Blossom Trail #100, Orlando, FL 32810

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Ahana Yoga, Miami

Based in Miami, Ahana Yoga has been keeping a close watch on the pandemic situation, and they’ve adjusted their offerings accordingly. You can join in with their at-home workouts via their online platform, or you can join them in person at Jungle Plaza.

Yoga sessions are offered every single day, and you can participate as often as you like for just $65 per month.

And if there are any accessories you need, whether that be yoga pants of some restorative China gel, Ahana have a wide range of offerings at their online shop.

What else? At the moment a four-day retreat in Tulum is lined up for early May!

Address: 3806 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137

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For more hidden gems in Florida (and anywhere else in the U.S.), be sure to check out NatureHub's map of sustainable and conscious businesses! 😉