Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or get in shape in 2019? Lucky for you, there are an endless variety of exercise options here in North County. Whether you prefer the quiet camaraderie of a yoga class or filling your lungs with the fresh air of the great outdoors, you’ll find it here in our little corner of the world. Here are some of our favorite places to work out.
Take a hike
If you get bored easily with your workout, then you’ll be delighted by the endless options available in the area for outdoor exercise. You could take a hike nearly every day of the year and still have more places to discover. Beginners will love the Rancho Carillo Trails in Carlsbad because of the flat terrain and pretty scenery. For a more invigorating hike with an elevation gain of about 1,000 feet, try Double Peak Trail in San Marcos. Or if you’re really feeling adventurous, hike the San Diego portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Stretch on the beach
For those that need to stretch and breathe, there’s no better place to do it than right next to the ocean – or even in the water! Perfect Balance Fitness in Carlsbad offers both beach yoga and SUP (standup paddleboard) yoga to really test your balance. Vinyasa Yoga on Del Mar Beach meets every Sunday from 10-11am on the sand between 18th and 19th Streets and is suitable for all levels. Or close out your day perfectly with Sunset Yoga at Tyson Street Park in Oceanside.
Go rock climbing
If you’d like a challenge, then there are plenty of places to test your skills in rock climbing. Vital Climbing Gym in both Oceanside and Carlsbad is a great place to hone your bouldering technique in a clubhouse environment. The Wall Climbing Gym in Vista is great for both beginners and advanced rock climbers and also offers yoga and other fitness classes. When you’re ready to test your skills outside, there are hundreds of choices at Mt. Woodson in Poway.
Try a new studio
Would you rather workout with the comfort of air conditioning and convenient bathrooms? Then check out one of the many studios offering a wide range of exercising choices. Orangetheory is a high-intensity interval workout, which maximizes calorie burning both during and after your session. They have several locations in and around San Diego. For something fun, try Darkside Fitness in Oceanside, which offers pole fitness and aerial arts classes. Or find what all the Crossfit buzz is about by giving it a test run at their Carlsbad or Vista location.
Workout in the water
Finally, take advantage of our year-round temperate climate and work out in the water, either inside or outside. Tri-City Wellness in Carlsbad offers Aqua Training that improves strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. Or learn how to surf at one of the many places along that coast that offer surfing lessons.
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