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Make This Your Best Year Ever in The Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches offer a multitude of health-inspired experiences to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul while on vacation. Hotels are listening to their guests and focusing more on fitness– with everything from workout kits delivered to your door, to luggage racks that can be used as a workout bench. Whether it’s performing beach yoga to the soothing sounds of ocean waves, hitting the links at an award-winning golf course or enjoying a healthful and delicious dinner, you’re sure to find the boost you need!  


Beach Yoga – Lake Worth Fitness instructor Kerri Verna has risen to social media fame for her Instagram account @beachyogagirl, and she shares her love of both the ocean and yoga during her weekly classes on the beach of Lake Worth. Channel your inner yogi in nature’s “best yoga studio” – the beach!

Paddleboard Yoga – Riviera Beach Paddle Boarding Palm Beach offers a variety of fitness classes to enhance standup paddle boarding performance and overall health. Yoga guru Julie Allen has expanded her skills from land onto the water, instructing adventurous students through a serene meditative class on the beautiful South Florida waterways.

Figurella – Palm Beach Gardens An all-natural fitness and weight loss lifestyle for women, Figurella in Palm Beach Gardens offers a wonderful and easy way to update your appearance and improve your health in a single visit. The method begins by entering a patented machine called The Bubble, which has been heated to the normal body temperature of 98.6 degrees. Inside, clients complete a 30-minute series of personalized movements to work on problem areas, utilizing 2-pound, weighted pulleys. The temperature, combined with physical activity, begins an enzymatic reaction that awakens the metabolism and stimulates lipolysis (disposal of accumulated fat).

PBC Boot Camp – Lake Park This program is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of fat-burning intervals over a 45-minute period of time. PBC Boot Camp training commences dynamic stretching and running, followed by a wide variety of interval training, including lifting weights/objects, using suspension training methods called “Jungle Gyms,” pushups/situps, plyometrics and various types of explosive routines. Trainers also offer nutritional tips and advice.

SkyBike – West Palm Beach SkyBikeWPB is a public bike sharing system with 14 stations throughout Downtown West Palm Beach that provides a convenient and healthy way for locals and visitors to get around. Users can rent and return more than 150 bikes from stations located near many of downtown’s key locations. The service offers daily and weekly rentals as well as monthly and annual memberships for unlimited riding.

Run and Roll – West Palm Beach A Downtown West Palm Beach running shop offers a weekly picturesque run on Saturdays that goes through Downtown West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. The run begins at 6 a.m. and is for runners of all levels. You can run from 4-20 miles. No matter if you are a casual runner or if you are training for a marathon, the run is enjoyable for all. Water and Gatorade is provided along the route. Or if you prefer, join the group for a weekly Tuesday night 6 p.m. walk, where all levels of fitness are welcome. The walk is three miles along Flagler Drive and the Palm Beach Lake Trail. Both the run and the walk begin at the store on Clematis Street.

Total MOVEment – West Palm Beach Total MOVEment is a wave of positive energy that sweeps through our community, causing people to connect to who they were meant to be. They believe that each individual is are meant to run, jump, compete, and believe! For as low as $75 a month, you can participate in unlimited sessions 6 days a week. All you need to bring is a fitness mat, two small dumbbells (5-8 lbs. for women, 8-12 lbs. for men), a towel and water.  

Become One with Nature: The Great Outdoors

County Beaches, Parks and Recreation – Palm Beach County With 47 miles of pristine beaches for fitness enthusiasts to enjoy, it’s easy to stay active in The Palm Beaches. Palm Beach County’s Ocean Rescue lifeguards protect swimmers at thirteen oceanfront and inlet parks, from Tequesta to Boca Raton. Other options include County swimming pools and the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex, which has an Aquatic Center, Recreation Center, and Gymnasium. The facility incorporates a state-of-the-art accessibility design with sophisticated adapted equipment where people of all ages and abilities are able to train and compete in sports, participate in rehabilitation and fitness programs and experience a wide variety of visual and performing arts programs. Special Olympics and VSA-Florida are also housed in the facility.

Riverbend Park & Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park  – Jupiter Take a step back in time while you work up a sweat and enjoy the natural oasis that is Riverbend Park & Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park. Located along the Loxahatchee River, Florida’s first nationally designated “Wild and Scenic River,” you can take a guided canoe/kayak tour through the 700 acres of marsh and subtropical terrain, or walk, jog or bike the many scenic trails.

County Golf Courses – Palm Beach County Enjoy a fun and affordable round of golf at a Palm Beach County-operated public golf course. Each one of the four courses offers its own delights: spectacular changes in elevation, shimmering lakes — all surrounded by preserved park land. Hit the links and enjoy the health benefits in The Palm Beaches: Florida’s Golf Capital®!

Nature Centers – Palm Beach County Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center, Okeeheelee Nature Center, and Daggerwing Nature Center represent three distinct South Florida ecosystems. Nature and recreation enthusiasts, birders and photographers from around the world have enjoyed the beauty, serenity and opportunities that these sites have to offer. Enjoy a guided nature walk, learn about the wonders of nature through one of our naturalists programs or take part in an amazing outdoor program experience such as archery. Visit one or all of these nature centers, and experience the tranquility of a truly mesmerizing location.  

Health-Focused Hotels and Resorts

Although you may never want to leave your beach chair or make it to the workout room, hotels and resorts are focusing more on fitness—and at least you know the option is there, although relaxation is just as healthful! As more travelers prioritize staying healthy while on the road, health and wellness initiatives are at the forefront of many hotels and resorts in The Palm Beaches.

Waterstone Resort & Marina – Boca Raton Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Waterstone Resort & Marina brings an adventurous edge to the quiet city of Boca Raton. The resort offers with a variety of water recreations; including, fishing charters, boat rentals, kayaking, scuba diving and paddle boarding. At Waterstone, it’s all in the details with on-site bike rentals, where guests may rent bikes for the day to explore or take a quick ride to the beach. At Waterstone, health & wellness is just as important on the inside, as it is on the outside. Offering the only waterfront dining option in the Boca Raton area, Boca Landing offers guests fresh, coastal fare that replenishes hungry appetites after a day’s worth of activities. Dishes such as fresh Crab Salad, Grilled Swordfish and an expansive Raw Bar, reflects seasonal ingredients with a modern twist.

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa – Jupiter Get your heart rate up while soaking up the low-key Jupiter lifestyle with Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa’s complimentary beach cruiser bicycles. Kickstart a relaxing four-mile trip to Blueline Surf & Paddle Co. for standup paddle boarding and kayaking, then go to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum for a 105-step climb to the top where you’ll catch a (literally) breathtaking aerial view of the Jupiter Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa – Palm Beach Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa takes wellness very seriously and helps guests feel good while on the road with their on-site offerings, including the following: complimentary in-room yoga mat, complimentary use of Kimpton’s custom-designed PUBLIC bikes, for guests to leisurely explore the island of Palm Beach, weekend yoga classes, post-run cool towels, an on-site spa and healthful catering options on which to dine.

The Fitness Centers at Boca Raton Resort & Club – Boca Raton The recently-renovated Health Club at the Boca Raton Resort & Club features the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment, an exercise studio and a variety of aerobic and toning classes including Tabata Interval, Cardio Barre Fusion, TRX Core Fusion and even Full Moon Yoga. Computerized personalized fitness assessment and consultation and exercise tracking are also available. The Boca Beach Club Health Club, boasting floor to ceiling windows that offer spectacular ocean views, latest in advanced cardiovascular, high-tech resistance training with kinesis wall and strength training systems, personal wireless flat-screen entertainment centers, expert personal training, and fitness classes including Hydro-Fitness and Beach Yoga.

Fitness Center at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Manalapan The state-of-the-art Fitness Center at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa features Technogym equipment, and includes spinning, yoga, pilates classes and personal trainers. Brand-new EAUsoFit Events and Eaummm Yoga Social Night Events will be hosted every month. These events are social nights out that combine fitness, fun and indulging in the luxurious five-star spa. For these events, an expert instructor will guide attendees into fun and innovative fitness classes a class at the resort—which will allow you to enjoy even more of their famous decadent desserts. At the Eau, you can have your cake and eat it, too!  

Healthful Dining

Can you satisfy both your taste buds and your desire to eat healthfully at the same time? You can, with inspired menus and farm-fresh culinary delights found only in The Palm Beaches. Whether you’re beginning a new diet or you choose a vegan lifestyle, finding health can often start with your plate. Many restaurants will help tempt your palate with divine offerings.

Farmer’s Table – Boca Raton Providing “feel-good food” that’s local, Farmer’s Table restaurant uses two-thirds less salt then other restaurants in all of its dishes. The restaurant’s primary cooking agent is sunflower seed oil, and it sources produce from local farms as much as possible. It follows the EWG’s recommendations for buying only organic produce known as “The Dirty Dozen,” and you will never find any fat-fried or microwaved foods. The restaurant’s Vero water system produces water that is five times filtered and mineral enhanced. All proteins served are “never ever” proteins, which means the animals have never been administered antibiotics, hormones, or steroids.

Christopher’s Kitchen – Palm Beach Gardens Christopher’s Kitchen focuses on high-quality, certified organic, plant-based food. Here, you can find genuinely delicious raw vegan dishes that aren’t just delicious, but good for you, too. Try the “cheeses,” from a walnut pesto and brazil nut parmesan, to a house-aged cashew cheese and macadamia nut ricotta. The sprawling lunch and dinner menus are raw, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. There’s even a live pizza, made with veggie flax crackers, a house red sauce, veggies and an avocado and cashew “cheese” topping.

Darbster – West Palm Beach You won’t find any animal products at this 100% vegetarian and vegan-friendly bistro, but you will find a creative menu. The restaurant’s mission statement reads: delicious, natural, organic and vegetarian-friendly cuisine that will appeal to all tastes. Its menu includes our version of some old time classics as well as some new innovative dishes. With a waterside deck, Darbster provides a welcome respite from the fast-paced world outside.  


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