Begin your New Year’s resolution to get fit as early as New Year’s Day (hangovers be damned!) with these Tampa area fitness opportunities. Whether you try a new form of exercise or strengthen your commitment to an existing program, you can kick-start your goals by starting on the first day of the year. Don’t let the couch win.
Ride a Bike
Join the New Year’s Day Bicycle Ride through St. Petersburg. Bring your bike, a helmet, water bottle, bike lock and a spare tube for your bike. Kids younger than 18 are welcome, but be prepared to supervise them.
Where: Coffee Pot Park, 3001 First St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33704
When: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Info: http://www.moxxiebike.org/, 727/893-7465
Try a Yoga Class
Take advantage of several yoga classes at Yoga Village in Clearwater on New Year’s Day. There’s something for everyone at the Village at all levels of practice. Whether it’s invigorating Hot Yoga, the meditative and spine-opening, Free the Spine, Free the Breath, Free the Mind class or the energizing and revitalizing Kundalini class, folks at all levels of practice can benefit from its varied offerings.
Where: Yoga Village, 2760 Daniel Street, Clearwater, FL 33761
When: 10:30 a.m. – Hot Yoga
11:00 a.m. –Hatha: Free the Spine, Free the Breath, Free the Mind
11:30 a.m. –Kundalini
Price: Single Class–$15
5 Class Pass–$60
10 Class Pass–$110
One Month Unlimited–$75
*Ask about the Explore the Village option – First Month Attendees are $45
Go Climb a Rock
Vertical Ventures, Tampa’s 6,000-foot indoor climbing gym, will open at noon on New Year’s Day. The sport of climbing is accessible to anyone here and an intro class for your first visit helps familiarize you with proper belay and climbing techniques. The facility also routinely switches up routes and problems so there’s never a “same old, same old” feeling with return visits. All ages can climb, however for the top ropes, climbers must be age 15 or older.
Where: Vertical Ventures, 5402 Pioneer Park Blvd · Suite E, Tampa, Florida 33634
When: 12 noon- 6:00 p.m.
Price: $14 per day, $7 for children 8 and under
Belay Class for one — $35 (includes all equipment, admission and return visit
Belay Class for two or more — $25
Both Individual and Family Memberships are available
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