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New Year's Resolution: 10 Outdoor Activities to Stay Fit in the Palm Beaches

A common New Year’s resolution all over the country is staying fit. For Florida residents, it’s no different. But what is different, it’s a little bit easier in the sunshine state to keep that resolution goal. Living here is easy and the opportunities are endless in the Palm Beaches. Here are ten fun year-round outdoor activities you can do in the Palm Beaches to stay fit.

1.    Paddle board – Enjoy the peaceful calm waters and heavenly sunrises with this super cool and trendy sport that’s suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. Besides the Atlantic Ocean, there are plenty of waterways that also offer a great experience and workout! Ride the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter while gazing over the tropical vegetation adorned with Spanish moss on the riverbanks. Paddle the 20-mile long Lake Worth Lagoon starting in North Palm Beach while admiring the mangroves and exotic wildlife. You may even spot a manatee or sea turtle!

Don’t have a paddleboard or paddle? No problem. There are establishments around the Palm Beaches where you can rent your equipment such as Jupiter Outdoor Center, Singer Island Outdoor Center, and Blueline Surf & Paddle Co.

 Top health benefits of paddle boarding…

  • Full body workout
  • Improves balance
  • Better cardiovascular health
  • Boosts endurance
  • Lowers stress

2.    Hiking – Take in the true serenity just North of the Palm Beaches by traveling by foot through the variety of tropical hiking trails available. Stroll through Jonathan Dickinson State Park, in Hobe Sound, where you can escape into the wilderness and discover a variety of different plant and animal life while settling down for an afternoon picnic. Feel the historical grounds of Pine Glades Natural Area in Jupiter that dates back to the 1850s! It has over seven miles of hiking trails to explore and connect with nature. If you live in any of the 20 Abacoa neighborhoods, life is made easy for hikers, joggers, bicyclists or the like as access points to the Greenways (preserved, natural Florida ecosystems) are present in every neighborhood. 

Top health benefits of hiking…

  • Increases bone density
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Great lower body workout
  • Releases endorphins
  • Boosts energy


3.    Tennis – Play solo, singles or doubles. This is a fun, caloric-burning game that you can benefit from all year long in the Palm Beaches. Choose your favorite spot to play from over 100 tennis courts. North Palm Beach Tennis Center, Abacoa Clay Courts, and Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center are just a few public tennis court facilities. There’s also immaculate private facilities including PGA National Health & Racquet Club and the world-class BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, and Jonathan’s Landing in Jupiter.

Top health benefits of playing tennis…

  • Diminishes body fat
  • Improves flexibility
  • Builds muscle tone
  • Increases metabolism
  • Reduces risk of death by 50% from any cause


4.    Yoga – in the studio, on the beach, in the park…the choice is yours. A popular activity among residents of the Palm Beaches and the countless classes, clubs, and retreats prove it. Test yourself to Haute Yoga in Palm Beach. Support a charity while participating in Yoga in the Park held by Yoga Path Palm Beach. Rejuvenate at Kula Yoga Shala in Jupiter that offers over 30 different yoga classes – including Beach Yoga!

If you’re up for a challenge, try yoga on a paddle board! Extremely fun, immensely relaxing, physically beneficial but be careful – highly addictive.

Top health benefits of yoga…

  • Relaxes the mind
  • Strengthens circulatory health
  • Improves flexibility
  • Builds stamina
  • Raises vitality


5.    Volleyball – Get a tan, meet new friends, and enjoy the scenic beach views, all while volleying on the pristine white beaches in the Palm Beaches. Jupiter Beach Park, Carlin Park and Burt Reynolds Park all have volleyball courts available on or near to the beach. There are plenty of courts inland too!

Top health benefits of volleyball…

  • Increases metabolism
  • Improves agility
  • Tones your body
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Burns calories and fat

6.    Swim – There’s certainly no lack of resources in the Palm Beaches for this activity. Take a dip anywhere along the coast. Join any one of the countless community centers, country clubs, or gyms that have a pool. Better yet, make your swimming routine private. Many of the homes in the Palm Beaches have pools. So, when you’re ready to begin your home search, we can surely incorporate that into your must-haves and find you your dream home.

Top health benefits of swimming…

  • Full body workout
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Builds endurance
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves flexibility

7.    Pilates – Strengthen your core at Core Evolution, in Palm Beach Gardens, conveniently located right across from PGA Commons where you can live, work, and play. West Palm Beach Pilates and Aerial Bodies Pilates, Yoga, and Massage Therapy are both just a short drive from the upscale neighborhood of Central Park.

Top health benefits of Pilates…

  • Core workout
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves balance
  • Reduces risk of back pain
  • Strengthens muscles

8.    Scuba Dive/Snorkel – Escape all civilization and dive into the water world. Dive under the Blue Heron Bridge and admire limestone, octopus, squid, starfish and more off the coast of Singer Island. Enjoy the thrill of spotting eels or sea turtles at Area 51 off Jupiter Beach. Breakers Reef is another popular location off the shore of Palm Beach.

Top health benefits of scuba diving/snorkeling…

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Tones your body

9.    Canoeing/Kayak – Relax and build killer arm muscles simultaneously by canoeing or kayaking the plentiful lakes and rivers throughout the Palm Beaches. John D. MacArthur Park in North Palm Beach, and Riverbend Park in Jupiter are both exquisite locations. There are also a variety of places, such as Jupiter Outdoor Center and Singer Island Outdoor Center, where you can rent a canoe or kayak for hours and tour the waterways.

Top health benefits of canoeing/kayaking…

  • Upper body workout
  • Burns calories
  • Tones your abdomen, arms, back, and chest
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves heart health


10. Bike – Avoid traffic and hop on one of the numerous paved bike paths in the Palm Beaches. Bluegill Trail, in Juno Beach, Ocean Way and Riverbend Park in Jupiter, and just three of over ten scenic paved bike paths in Palm Beach County.

 Top health benefits of biking…

  • Improves joint mobility
  • Burns calories and fat
  • Strengthens leg muscles
  • Prolongs life
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease

Being fit has never been so fun – and you can thank the year-round beautiful weather and tropical paradise that awaits you in the Palm Beaches. All you need is a home and we can help!

Contact one of our agents at Tauber Real Estate Services to get started with your search for a home from Palm Beach to Jupiter Island. We make the process easy and enjoyable so you can sleep at night knowing you’re closer to living the luxurious and active lifestyle you want and deserve.


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