6 Ways to Be Fit and Have Fun in The Palm Beaches

August 27, 2019

Fitness is natural in this tropical paradise

Your health can have a lot to do with the environment around you. Being somewhere with plenty of sunshine, fresh air and outdoor activities—a place like The Palm Beaches—naturally encourages positive well-being.

That’s why national media outlets are taking notice of The Palm Beaches as a place to get healthy and stay fit. Trulia.com recently included West Palm Beach and surrounding communities near the top of its “fit list”—areas where having physical fun is the way of life. What do The Palm Beaches offer the fitness-seeking visitor? Almost too much to count, but here’s a list of some of the most popular activities that do a body good.

 

 
Put those arms to work – canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding nearly anywhere!

The Palm Beaches have a wealth of inlets, rivers and coastline for those wanting to explore with a paddle in hand. From the beautiful Loxahatchee River to the stunning blue-green Atlantic Ocean and adjacent waterways, few places offer an unending source of great exercise and restorative outdoor activity like The Palm Beaches.

 

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Walk, swing, repeat – golf is the link to fitness on the fairway.

With more than 160 golf courses, The Palm Beaches have a well-earned reputation as Florida's Golf Capital®. Beyond being a great way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D and fresh air, golf offers a full-body workout; in fact, an 18-hole round of golf can burn in excess of 900 calories. Take your pick from our unparalleled variety of courses, from world-famous stunners like The Champion Course at the PGA National Resort & Spa to mini-golf courses perfect for introducing the little ones to the game.

 

Work those legs – pedal along the beach.

The Palm Beaches boast miles and miles of flat beachside roads ideal for a fast ride by the sea. Rent a bike or bring your own to cycle your way through the area’s 47 miles of golden beaches. A ride in the wild is also an option, with many long riding trails available in local parkland and preserves. Get started with this list of five must-try trails.

A runner’s paradise – from beachside paths to trails deep in the Glades.

There is no off-season for running in The Palm Beaches. The moderate tropical climate limits temperature extremes, so a solid run is always possible no matter the time of year. Choose the backdrop for your workout—like a lakeside run through Palm Beach or a scenic hike through a natural preserve.

 

It's always game time in The Palm Beaches.

Get outside and get some game while you’re soaking up the sunshine! In The Palm Beaches, there’s a game for every day of the week, from tennis to beach volleyball. West Palm Beach is even home to the National Croquet Center, the largest facility of its kind in the U.S.!

 

Get fit with friends – lots of friends.

Staying fit is more fun when you do it with friends. The Palm Beaches are home to several events for a crowd workout, like DistrictFit in October, LagoonFest in November and the FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon in December. Each of these events has workout classes and gatherings where you can learn new techniques, try new workout styles and meet a whole lot of like-minded people at the same time. And if you'd rather make friends of the animal variety? Try a new twist on yoga at places like Downward Goat in Loxahatchee.

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