Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Summer Fitness Finds

With the end of May approaching and the summer heat rising, we all know what season is on its way—bathing suit season, of course! This summer, don’t be afraid to show some skin. There are a plethora of different fitness classes to get you ready. From high intensity cardio to relaxing yoga, you’ll be able to find the perfect class for your fitness needs.

OrangeTheory offers high intensity classes that combine cardio and strength training. The classes are based off of five different heart rate zones tracked by a heart rate monitor to maximize the calorie burn and overall benefits. They offer three types of memberships, and all are paid on a month-to-month plan, which is perfect for the summer.

Flywheel offers two types of classes: Spin and Barre. The high intensity spin class pairs perfectly with the strength training from the Barre classes. Flywheel has six different memberships, so you can pick the best plan for you.

Evolution Fitness is a boot camp type of fitness facility with nine different types of group fitness classes. The classes are designed with each type of member in mind, which is why Evolution Fitness can meet the needs of any client. Besides group fitness classes, Evolution offers private training and fitness for kids.

Vault Fitness West Boca is the only Vault location that offers all eight classes, but the other locations offer a variety and soon will offer all eight. Classes include: Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Spin, Core Cardio, TRX, Bosu and Trampoline. With such a variety, it’s easy to meet all your fitness needs with one membership.

The Barkan Method Hot Yoga is similar to Bikram Hot Yoga. However, it incorporates more styles of yoga to increase the benefits. You can pay by session here or try one of the three memberships, which include one month, three months (perfect for the summer) or twelve months.

At Pure Barre you’ll feel like a ballerina doing some serious strength training at the ballet barre. Although each class follows the same structure–warm up, seat work at the barre, abdominal exercises and then a cool down–you’ll never experience the same class twice.

Defy Gravity offers a one of a kind experience with aerial yoga; however, this is not the only type of class. Classes range from core fitness with a hula-hoop to aerial work combined with barre. All levels are welcome in each class, but there are also specialized aerial yoga classes for each level.

Maybe fitness classes aren’t exactly your thing, and that’s perfectly alright. There are plenty of other ways to stay in shape this summer. Living in Florida, we are blessed with a climate that allows for outdoor activities all year round. Working out outside can actually be a lot of fun, but don’t forget sunscreen and a water bottle!

Walking, Running and Bike Trails
Patch Reef Park Fitness Trail
El Rio Trail
Ocean Boulevard Path

Paddle Boarding and Surfing
Spanish River Paddle Company
Island Water Sports
Boca Surf School

Flyboarding
Boca Flyboard

Kayaking
Spanish River Paddle Company

Scuba Diving
World of Scuba
Abundant Life Scuba

Of course, you can’t do all of these fun activities and workout classes without the proper apparel. Say goodbye to boring fitness clothing because today, it’s so easy to combine fitness with not only comfort, but also fashion. Fashion and fitness? YES! Popular workout apparel brands include Nike, Lululemon,Adidas and Under Armour. While all of these brands can be found online, if you’re partial to trying clothes on, they can all be found at Town Center Mall, too. Some lesser known, but just as great brands, which can also be found at the mall are Zella and Lucy. If you’re going for the more high-end fitness look, try shopping for brands such as Touché Los Angeles, Monday Active, and Bandier. However, fitness clothing doesn’t have to come with such a high price tag. Popular and more affordable (but definitely still cute!!) brands exist, likeFabletics, Gap and Old Navy.

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About Allie

Allie Prins is a sophomore at the University of Florida majoring in Finance and minoring in Spanish, who is interning for Boca Magazine this summer. She is extremely enthusiastic about everything she does and loves all things pink and sparkly. You can reach Allie at alexandra@bocamag.com.

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