5 Workouts to Keep Your Beach Body Year-Round
September 02, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Style & Beauty
Don’t fall off your exercise routine just because prime bathing suit season is coming to an end. Try one of these calorie-burning workouts at our favorite local fitness spots.
Get toned at the EPIC Hotel's Exhale Spa.
Exhale Spa at the EPIC Hotel offers some of the most challenging core classes around town, targeting all of those trouble spots with dance-inspired moves. One of our top picks is the 60-minute Core Fusion barre class, which focuses on toning your abs, legs, arms, and glutes with moves that might even make a ballerina cringe. But trust us—it's worth it. The stunning views of downtown and the bay don't hurt either. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-423-3900
Every full moon, take your spin class alfresco at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Not only will you get a killer cardio workout on the Grand Lawn, you'll also witness the moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean. The next evening spin session takes place Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4500
Spend Saturday, September 13 at The James Royal Palm during its next Wellness Day hosted by local fashion blogger and yogi Ginger Harris. Start with an hour-long pop-up yoga class at 9 a.m. led by Green Monkey instructor Noelle Bowman. After yoga, sip fresh-pressed juices, sample a superfood menu created by Florida Cookery's Chef Billy Boyle, and get a mini spa treatment from renew the spa. Who says you can't work hard and play hard, too? 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-5700
Bootcamp is tough enough, but throw in the summer heat, sand, and former pro athlete Ameer Riley and you have a surefire way to stay slim. On Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m., the W hosts Shred Beach Boot Camp, a 60-minute class that does just what its name suggests—shred fat and shed calories—with a combo of strength conditioning, core training, and yoga. Think resistance bands tied around palm trees and sprints in the sand. 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-8200
In September, Ford model and running coach David Siik debuts a 60-minute Precision Running workout at Equinox South Beach. Through interval training on a treadmill, you'll score a runner's body, burning fat quickly while building speed. 520 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1172