If you’re on the “new year, new you” train, you may have been getting extra familiar with your gym lately. (You may also be bored with the treadmill already—we don’t blame you.) In the spirit of keeping things fresh, we’re sharing a couple new-to-Naples fitness options to check out—as well as some tried-and-true favorites that will keep you coming back for more.IN THE STUDIO
House of Flyte Aerial Studio
You’ve never looked as cool working out as you do during aerial yoga. House of Flyte, which opened in late 2015, uses AntiGravity Fitness techniques—inversions and free-flowing movements while suspended from the ceiling by a soft hammock—to increase flexibility, decompress the spine and realign the body. They’ve also got an in-house juice bar featuring fresh-pressed juice from Delicious Raw—YUM.
Individual classes are $25, with several packages available, including one month of unlimited classes for $199.
2359 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 402, Naples (The Shoppes at Vanderbilt)
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The Sand Barre
It just opened its doors earlier this month, but this boutique fitness studio has already amassed a loyal following for its intensive, ballet-inspired workouts. The technique focuses on small, isolated movements while holding specific postures to increase metabolism, burn fat and lengthen tight muscles.
New clients can get five classes for just $35. If you’re ready to commit, snap up a Founding Members Membership with unlimited classes for $139 a month—but this deal is only available during the month of January.
3375 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 202, Naples
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ON THE STREET
Naples Daily News Half Marathon
Held this year on Sunday, Jan. 17, this annual run/walk loops through picturesque downtown Naples before ending in Cambier Park. It’s one of Naples’ most popular traditions, and you’re likely to see at least one person you know either on the course or cheering you on from the sidelines. (Extra motivation: More than $10,000 is given in cash awards to various age groups.)
Registration is available online for $65 per person through Monday, and after that, pricing goes up to $80 ($100 on race day).
If you’re not quite to half marathon status yet, there’s an app for that. The Couch to 5K app from active.com puts a customizable training program right on your phone for just $2.99. It requires just 20 to 30 minutes three times a week, and in nine weeks, you’ll be ready for your first 5K—even if you start with no running experience.
We’ll keep you in the loop on future 5Ks in Naples and Southwest Florida in our weekly #WeekendInSWFL posts—last year, we featured 15 5Ks and half marathons throughout the year!
ON THE MAT
We’re longtime proponents of yoga—and it’s even better when you can do it outdoors. Here, we’ve shared our top picks for outdoor yoga classes in Southwest Florida.