Summer is steamy in Miami and, let’s face it, there is no escaping the heat. Our solution? Embrace it. From new work out trends to the Miami classics, you won’t even mind all the sweat with our favorite outdoor workouts and activities.
One of the newest trends in the workout community is Aqua Cycling. It is exactly what it sounds like: cycling under water. The benefits include encouraging weight loss by burning up to 800 calories per session, reducing cellulite and improving lymphatic circulation. Water Biking Studio is ahead of this trend in Miami, having done a few pop up work out sessions at hotels across Miami , including a Swim Week special at The Confidante. Saturday August 6 they will be hosting their next session at The Confidante with 30 minutes of aqua cycle and 30 minutes of beach yoga. Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up ahead of time.
Yoga at Nautilus South Beach or The Mondrian
Align your chakras at Nautilus South Beach as they partner up with Green Monkey every weekend to host outdoor yoga sessions at the poolside cabanas. The Mondrian and Green Monkey also partner up for Sunday yoga overlooking Biscayne Bay. The best part? They are both complementary.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding at The Standard
Get in a nice arm toning session while enjoying bay views at The Standard. Stand-up paddle boarding isn’t just an arm workout, it is also a great way to improve balance and increase cardiovascular health. Stressful week at the office? Paddle boarding allows you to connect with nature, reduce stress and soothe the body.
Run Rickenbacker Causeway Bridge
Post-Downtown rush hour and every Saturday and Sunday you can catch the fittest of the fit running Rickenbacker Bridge, a part of the causeway connecting Key Biscyane to the mainland. The 1.2 miles of bridges and 2.7 miles of roadway fill are sure to get you in shape for any upcoming marathons or triathlons. If you are looking for a slightly easier way to undertake (or perhaps overtake) Rickenbacker, join the crew that bikes it.
What better way to escape the heat than to be fully immersed in the Atlantic Ocean? Taking a PADI course to get your diving certification is in itself a fun family and friend weekend activity, but it also comes with the added bonus of opening the door to countless new adventures on future vacations. Explore the endless dive spots of south Florida that range from beginner to advanced levels. Some of our favorites include: the Belonza Barge, a 215 foot steel barge that sunk in 1991, for beginners; the latest addition to Miami’s wreck collection, the DEMA Trader, for intermediates; and for advanced divers, Almirante, a 200 foot steel ship that was once considered the “Queen of Miami” and is now filled with breathtaking aquatic life.