It’s a new year, which means new fitness goals to crush and new rituals to make part of your lifestyle in 2024. The good news? You can maintain your healthy routines even while vacationing in Greater Fort Lauderdale. With many options for workouts, nutritious dining, and outdoor activities, discover everything you need to stay fit and healthy on vacation.


Get Fit & Toned

View Of The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

When your hotel serves as your vacation home base, you’ll want to take advantage of its gym facilities. With many offering impressive beachfront views and amenities, you can seamlessly maintain your daily workouts. Some favorites include Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Hotel Maren Fort Lauderdale Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton, and The Dalmar.

Over at Fort Lauderdale beach, Las Olas Oceanside Park (The LOOP) features four unique greenspaces and offers daily group classes in a beautiful outdoor setting. Throughout the week, locals and visitors can drop in to participate in low-cost group classes, ranging from yoga to kettlebell to HIIT. Head online to view the weekly class schedules, plus information on monthly New & Full Moon Yoga, Caribbean SocaFitness, and specialty fitness clinics. 


Local Favorites

Vacation provides the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and explore new workout routines not typically available back home. Here are a few gyms that locals love: 

JetSet Pilates:

Flagler Village recently welcomed JetSet Pilates to its neighborhood offerings, and locals and visitors couldn’t be happier. Enjoy an intense 50-minute, full-body workout on a custom reformer, fusing elements of strength training, cardio, conditioning, and Pilates-inspired movements all in one.

Roar Station:
Inside view of the Roar Station
The Fitness District:
Boathouse at Riverside Market

Another downtown favorite, The Fitness District, is one of the city’s full-service gyms open 24 hours. It’s conveniently located off Las Olas Boulevard and features 3,400 square feet of space overlooking the New River.

Amped Fitness:

If you’re looking for another 24-hour gym, be sure to check out Amped Fitness, which recently opened in Flagler Village. Amped prides itself on fostering a gym culture that’s “non-toxic” and has quality equipment, aesthetic lighting, and high-energy vibes. 

Yoga Joint:

With locations in downtown Fort Lauderdale, north Fort Lauderdale, and throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale, there’s a major likelihood there’s a Yoga Joint near your hotel.  If you love hot yoga, you’ll want to drop in for a class at this well-established yoga studio that’s garnered a loyal following over the years. Choose between classes like Fit45 and Flow 60, depending on what workout you’re looking for. 


Fitness Events

For all you yogis, don’t miss out on all the special classes and events around town. Be sure to check out Ales and Asanas Yoga at LauderAle—an active vinyasa yoga class held every Sunday that incorporates a signature ale into the final poses to challenge your balance. 

Or, enjoy a one-hour yoga class held every Sunday on the private B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale beachfront before heading to the world-famous Wreck Bar for Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas and a mermaid performance. 

Over in Pembroke Pines, be sure to check out The Shops of Pembroke Gardens for a revamped Wellness Sunday x Nike Series. Join in for a Soca Step class, a Caribbean dance fitness vibe that’s not just good for the body but also an absolute blast. The high-energy workout kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m. You’ll also have a chance to snag Nike swag goody bags on a first-come, first-served basis and also stand a chance to win exciting Nike prizes.


Eating Well 

The region offers a ton of yummy fast-casual hotspots to refuel after breaking a sweat or to simply enjoy throughout the day. Start with breakfast at Ol’ Days Farm To Table on Las Olas Boulevard or Juice Bar and Cafe in Flagler Village to try one of the area’s best smoothies and avocado toasts. 

For lunch, visit Pura Vida, with locations at Society Las Olas and River Market, offering a beautiful restaurant experience along with delicious and healthy food options. Pura Vida, a rapidly expanding cult favorite, provides a menu that includes all-day breakfast, spicy tuna bowls, oven-roasted salmon, and more. 

If you're in the mood for a burger, explore delectable vegan options at W Fort Lauderdale’s SoBe Vegan. Whether it's dinner or any time in between, you can indulge in house-pressed juices and health-conscious dishes at Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen, or enjoy Middle Eastern, Israeli vegan, and veggie delights at The Hummus House.


Head Outside

A Woman Riding The Blue Ocean Water Bikes

For a laid-back aquatic experience that will burn calories, consider venturing out with Blue Ocean Water Bikes. These watercraft, resembling bicycles, provide a self-guided journey, allowing for a relaxed and customized ride at your own pace. Ideal for individuals with diverse fitness levels, the best part is that no prior experience is required. 


Enjoy breaking out a sweat in the great outdoors? Then you’ll love the innovative mobile fitness service Outfit. It was created by Randy Hetrick (the former Navy SEAL who invented the TRX Suspension Trainer) during the pandemic and features more than 20 “training grounds” in Broward County available thanks to a tricked-out sprinter van loaded with equipment. Trainers teach the group classes, which range from high-intensity (HIIT) to power yoga and more.