Full Steam Ahead Into the New Year: Brightline’s 17 Picks for Staying South Florida Fit in 2017

2017 is upon us and it’s time to make good on those New Year’s resolutions! Can you guess the most popular New Year’s resolution for 2017? According to StatisticBrain.com, a whopping 21.4% of American’s made their #1 resolution to eat healthier and lose weight. In an area of the country as gorgeous as South Florida, the options for outdoor and health focused fitness and activities are endless. From workouts to water sports, check out our 17 top picks from our Brightline team for helping you reach your 2017 goals this year in Brightline’s three future cities- Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. With Brightline launching its passenger train service this summer, now is the time to begin making plans for an active and adventurous year on and off the rails.



Girl running in Miami, FL

    1. Grab a friend and go for a jog down to Bayfront Park, a 32-acre public, urban park located right downtown. Yoga fans shouldn’t miss the Park’s free classes available every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at the Tina Hills Pavilion.


    1. If you prefer to explore the Boardwalk by bike, hop off Brightline and onto a Miami Citibike at the closest station located at NW 1St Street and 1st Avenue. For a list of all Miami Citibike locations, download the app or visit citibikemiami.com.


    1. Jumpstart your day with a challenging yet rewarding class at Punch Boxing for Fitness and you’ll be thankful to have Brightline at your disposal for a relaxing ride (and possible nap) home or to your next South Florida destination.


    1. Looking to escape for an off-the-radar retreat? Take the Metromover to the spa at Mandarin Oriental Miami, which offers guests a series of innovative and restorative treatments designed to de-stress the mind and detox the body.


    1. Get your endorphins pumping and lace up your running shoes for a run around Venetian Causeway- home to 360-degree views of Miami’s bridges, multi-million dollar homes and yachts driving by.


    1. Ride it out at the first dedicated cycle studio in Brickell, RedBike, for an exhilarating, rhythm-based full body workout in only 45 minutes.


    1. Improve your flexibility and balance at one of five different classes available at Ahana Yoga, located a quick five minutes from the Brightline station in the Miami Design District.


Fort Lauderdale:

Man and woman at a spin class

    1. Soak in sunshine at vitamin D with a walk around Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, located near the Brightline station and situated along the New River. Winding walkways showcasing Florida’s rich tropical landscape make the Riverwalk one of Fort Lauderdale’s best attractions to explore.


    1. Sweat it out at Crossfit Riptide, a high intensity 75-minute workout tailored to help participants focus on weight loss, strength gaining and goal setting.


    1. One of the most exhilarating water sports available, Kiteboarding pairs a great workout with a winning adrenaline boost. The pros at Fort Lauderdale Kiteboarding are trained to give guests a safe and unforgettable experience so Brightline guests can ride waves as well as the rails.


    1. Hop off Brightline and stretch your legs at Esplanade Park, a quiet reprieve located just a five-minute walk away from the station and home to waterfront gardens that provide a peaceful, serene atmosphere.


    1. Brush up on your tennis skills on one of the seven Deco-Turf lighted hard courts at the George English Tennis Center – a gorgeous 20-acre waterfront park located a quick ten minutes from the Brightline station.


West Palm Beach:

Woman at market

    1. Locate one of West Palm Beach’s Skybike Bicycle Rentals for a convenient and affordable way to cruise around the city. The station located at 998 Clematis Street is just a short walk from the Brightline station!


    1. Bike off the stress of the day at Velocity Cycling Studio, one of West Palm Beach’s best locations for a high-intensity workout, located a short five minutes from the Brightline station. A rider can burn up to 1,200 calories in a single class!


    1. Bring your running shoes and your favorite workout playlist for a jog around the beautiful Sunset Park overlooking Lake Mangonia.


    1. Perfect your swing at The Breaker’s Ocean Course – Florida’s oldest 18-hole course known for its winding fairways, manicured landscapes and breathtaking glimpses of the Atlantic.


  1. Pay a visit to West Palm Beach Green Market, located a quick walk away from the Brightline station, and stock up on healthy local produce and cuisine. Visitors flock to the picturesque Clematis Street location every Saturday from October through May with over 90 vendors participating!

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