Staying Active in St Augustine
We get it — taking a vacation from reality can sometimes take its toll on your waistline. Then you find yourself crash dieting and trying to catch up on workouts once you get home.
Good thing it doesn’t have to be that way when you visit St Augustine! Certainly, nobody’s going to know if you skip your cardio or have an extra side of drawn butter with your crab legs. But if you are committed to sticking to your fitness regimen, you’re in a great place to do it.
Check out these activities in St Augustine that will help you keep up your workout schedule during your stay.
Take a Bendy Break
Many practitioners swear by yoga as a means of keeping body and mind flexible and strong. Whether you’ve never tried yoga or you’re an experienced devotee, St Augustine has plenty of options. Most studios are happy to accept visitors and offer classes of all skill levels. Check out The Yoga Collective, 8 Limbs Yoga, and Discovery Yoga to find a session that’s right for you. Namaste!
For runners, there’s little more invigorating than strapping on their favorite trainers and hitting the road. Thankfully, St Augustine is full of amazing trails for joggers and runners to get in a workout. Whether you prefer a good road run or want to stretch your legs on the sand, Great Runs is the perfect place to start plotting your route. Fort Mose State Park is also popular with local running enthusiasts.
Love your Laps
Of course, swimming is popular in St Augustine. As one of Florida’s most popular beach towns, we do love to take a dip to cool off. And going for a nice swim is fantastic cardio as well. If you’re the swimming sort, head to the Solomon Calhoun Center & Pool. Their olympic-sized pool is open to the public for a small fee of $2 for adults and $1 for children. You’ll also find a fitness center and a splash park for kids.
Take a Hike
Hitting the trails is a time-honored way to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. If you’ve got the boots, St Augustine has the trails. And whether you’re interested in hiking public parks, trails adjacent to historic military forts, or even forested areas, you’ll love what’s in store. Head over to the St Augustine section of FloridaHikes.com and choose your own can’t-miss experience.
Live to lift? St Augustine is happy to spot you. The city features many public gyms where strength trainers are free to heave and hoist to their heart’s content. AMP Hardcore Gym offers non-members day passes to head in and pump up, as well as personal trainers on-site, and cardio classes are available for participants of every fitness level.
Grab a Round of Golf
Go ahead, take a swing — St Augustine is home to many world-class golf courses. So if you’re interested in getting onto the green, you have options galore. World Golf Village doesn’t isn’t just incorporate some of the most popular courses in Florida — its links are world-famous. You’ll also find PGA-quality holes at St Augustine Shores Golf Club and Royal St Augustine Golf and Country Club
Plan Your Stay
Take advantage of all these healthy activities in St Augustine when you stay at St. George Inn. Check out our latest exclusive offers and start planning your stay.