Are you one of the 50% of people who resolved to improve their health in the New Year? If so, you’re not alone! Whether you want to eat better, lose that “quarantine 15,” or cut back on stress, there’s a fun way to do it! Here’s a look at some of the best health and wellness options in Bradenton.
1. Robinson Runners
There are few things simpler than lacing up your sneakers and heading out for a run. Joining Robinson Runners will give you a chance to get out in the fresh air, challenge yourself, and join a community of like-minded people as you walk, run, or stroll through Bradenton’s beautiful Robinson Preserve.
You’ll have the chance to participate in an instructor-led group warm-up before you head out, and after you’re done, there will be a cool-down and treat offered by Fit2Run, The Runner’s Superstore, and Bayshore Nutrition. This program is FREE and open to the public. The group meets at The NEST at Robinson Preserve every Saturday at 8 am.
2. Goat Yoga
Whether you’re an experienced yogi or you’ve never done a “downward dog” in your life – there’s nothing quite like doing yoga on a farm with goats!
Serenity Oaks Homestead and Wild Orchid Fitness host Goat Yoga classes on select Saturdays. It’s open to all levels and no experience is necessary. After class, you’re welcome to hang out for a while to cuddle with the goats and take photos.
3. Fit Crew
If you’re serious about your fitness goals and you want to take things to a whole new level, Fit Crew might be right for you. They offer performance-based fitness with group classes, sport-specific training, open gym, personal training, and nutrition services. It’s the largest non-commercial gym in Bradenton and has been voted “best fitness center” in the Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Awards for the past four years.
Want to try it out and see if it’s right for you? Your first class is always free, so check out their class schedule to get started.
4. Thrive Yoga & Fitness
Thrive Yoga & Fitness is a boutique studio in West Bradenton that focuses on taking care of your mind, body, and soul. They offer a wide variety of yoga classes ranging from an intense Hot Vinyassa Flow to a gentle Yin Yoga with therapeutic body rolling.
In addition, you’ll also find workshops, life coaching, tension pattern release for chronic aches and pains, face rolling, body rolling, and more!
5. Bradenton Boot Camp and Fitness
If you’re super busy but still want to get fit, you’ll want to check out the 30-minute workouts at Bradenton Boot Camp and Fitness. It’s a fast, fun, and affordable way to get fit and it’s appropriate for all skill levels. All workouts are modified, so it’s fine to start wherever you are. People of any age, gender, weight, or fitness level can jump right in and start living their best lives.
The first class is always free, and they have a 28-Day Jumpstart Program that’s the perfect way to kickstart your 2022 fitness goals.
6. A Little Twisted Yoga
Life is too short to take things seriously! At A Little Twisted Yoga Studio, they like to laugh a little (or a lot!). They offer both in-person and Zoom classes including beginner, all-levels, restorative, warm-gentle yoga, heated power Vinyassa, and more.
If you’ve never tried yoga before, this studio is a great place to start. They offer a New Student Special so you can try out 5 classes for just $25.
7. Bayshore Nutrition
All the exercise in the world won’t do you much good if you’re not eating well. Bayshore Nutrition offers a selection of delicious and healthy Gourmet Protein and nutritional shakes, energy and metabolism-boosting tea, athletic nutrition, protein coffee, and more!
Co-owner Filiz McNamara is a former competitive bodybuilder who enjoys experimenting with new flavor combinations and creating great-tasting treats designed to support optimal health. She’s also a certified holistic nutritionist who offers free wellness programs that include meal planning, shopping lists, and exercise recommendations. You can give her a call at (941) 220-4192 to schedule a free consultation.
8. Prosper Bradenton
Fitness coach Raymond Gardner has been making waves in the Bradenton area for years. Now he’s created his own boutique fitness concept – Prosper Bradenton. They’re currently offering boot camp-style classes six days a week as well as personal training packages.
This isn’t just any fitness center – Ray’s energy and enthusiasm are like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. You can get your first class for free when you pre-register through their site.
There you have it! Our round-up of eight exciting ways to get fit and healthy in Bradenton. From yoga to boot camp to nutrition – we’ve got you covered! No matter how you plan to meet your 2022 goals, all of us at Discover Bradenton wish you a happy, healthy, and wonderful New Year!