Get Your Fitness On, Bahamas Style
Is working out a priority on your vacation? For most, the answer is most likely “hell no” but for some, the answer is “hell yes!” Even if it’s not a priority, it’s great to know where you can go to get your sweat on, even if it’s just for one hour of your trip.
If you’re like me, you plan your vacation and then zoom in to the maps around your accommodations to find gyms around you and then plan your schedule with their class schedule. I know this is not the norm and most of you are probably reading this thinking I’m off my rocker. However, I know there are some people out there that do this too! Anyways, my point here is that Maps doesn’t work as conveniently in the Bahamas as it does in other places. It’s hard to find out where the best gyms & classes are without having the local inside scoop.
If you’re staying in a hotel, then your hotel will most likely have a gym, however, there are more specialized gyms and fun classes outside the realms of your hotels! If you want to explore the island and experience what the locals do, then this will be a great activity for you!
Despite being a small developing country, we do have a few options for different types of workouts from Crossfit to Yoga, to Bootcamp & Martial Arts, we should have something to fit your needs! Here are some of the best spots to pop in to for a class:
Happy Hour Crossfit & Beats Studio
This is a great little family ran Crossfit Gym, with great vibes and friendly people. Located just off the bridge from Paradise Island, this is a very convenient gym for people staying at Atlantis or any of the other accommodations on Paradise Island.
If you’re not a CrossFitter, don’t be discouraged! They offer many other classes, including Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Row Classes & Yoga! I recommend their Saturday class as they usually consist of high-energy, fun workouts, plus they are not at the crack of dawn! Drop-in price is usually $20 per person. www.happyhourcrossfit.com
Macfit is located just down the street from The Bahamar Hotel. This is literally an athlete’s dream of a gym, they have everything you could ever want in a gym, and offer various classes of all kinds. If you’re a gym buff, this is the spot for you! Their drop-in fee is $35 and you can find more on their website https://www.macfit360.com/.
The Land of the true Yogi’s! This is a yoga haven for anyone looking for a real yoga experience. This is a beautiful yoga retreat, located right on the beach next to Atlantis, and accessible by a ferry.
You have the option to drop into a class for $10 or hang there for the day, which will be inclusive of two meals, two yoga classes, Yoga Vacation workshops, and two satsangs for $45. www.sivanandabahamas.org
They have all the equipment you will need when taking a class, so no need to lug your gloves & Gi’s in your luggage! Come try for free! www.fightsports242.com