Combine Relaxation & Exercise With These Workout Vacations

    By Kara Franker

    South Florida attracts bikini babes and hunky dudes from all around the world. Whether you're coming down to enjoy the scenery or strut your stuff, here are a few tips and resorts that offer workout vacations to help you get that ultimate beach body - all while enjoying the sun, sand and fun.

    1. Stand-Up Paddleboarding at the Marriott Stanton South Beach

    This location makes for the perfect fitness retreat! Open to all ages and skill levels, try out the newest fitness craze: stand-up paddleboard yoga classes. While parents get their balance on, kids can learn to surf with free lessons from local professional instructors. Classes ($40 per class) are held on Saturday mornings in the Marriott's oceanfront pool. For more info visit:


    At Marriott Stanton South Beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, life's a beach... literally.

    - Dalia Colon for VISIT FLORIDA


    What a view from the Marriott Stanton South Beach

    - Marriott Stanton South Beach/ photographer Jeff Herron

    2. Water Resistance Core Training at the Sense Beach House in South Beach

    The 18-room boutique hotel, located in the trendy South of Fifth neighborhood, has teamed up with NFit Life, a fitness lifestyle group to offer a water resistance core training class. Get a great workout and a golden tan, all at the same time. Classes ($30 per person) are held on Saturday mornings on the rooftop pool. For more info visit:



    Getting a discount at Sense Beach House? Makes sense to me.

    - Courtesy of Diamond Public Relations


    3. Beach Bootcamp at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

    Kick that booty into gear with a military-inspired bootcamp that will make you feel the burn. Book the "Stay Fit in Fort Lauderdale" package and receive one fitness class of choice, one intense beach bootcamp session and a 30-minute health and fitness consultation. Rates start at $269 per night. more info visit:


    Relax by the Ocean

    - Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa


    After a suntastic day, relax by the pool at Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott.

    - Courtesy of Diamond Public Realtions


    4. Waterfront Yoga Classes at Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach

    Find your inner bliss on the resort's serene Atlantic beachfront property, with the guidance of certified yoga instructors. Acqualina Spa by ESPA and YOGiiZA, the South Florida-based lifestyle brand developed by passionate yoga practitioners Dawn and Mark Oliver, have teamed up to offer one-on-one yoga classes. Classes ($135 for a 75-minute session) are taught on the beautiful beachfront lawn or in the tranquil ESPA relaxation room. It's a great way for people to turn a weekend away into a workout vacation. For more info visit:



    Located in Sunny Isles Beach and nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Acqualina Resort & Spa is situated on nearly five acres of pristine beachfront property.

    - Acqualina Resort & Spa


    5. Full Moon Spinning Class at The Ritz-Carlton on Key Biscayne

    With the atlantic ocean as your backdrop, join the fitness instructors at The Ritz-Carlton on the Grand Lawn for an intense workout every month during the full moon. Watch the YouTube video below and for more info visit: