5 Healthy Activities to do in Coral Gables this Spring

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#5 – Go for a Swim in Venetian Pool

At almost a century old, Venetian Pool was created in 1923 out of coral rock quarry. It features 820,000 gallons of spring water sourced from a natural aquifer and is filled and drained daily in the spring and summer months. It also features cave-like grottos for a unique swim experience. Because Venetian Pool is within a natural rock formation, the substantial depths will require you to constantly swim to stay afloat, making for great exercise and endurance challenge.  The pool is also fully staffed with a team of professional lifeguards constantly looking out for any swimmers needing assistance.

Health Benefits: Throughout history, swimming has been one of the best ways for people to not only exercise but also get rehabilitative benefits after injuries. According to Scientific American, swimming offers physical benefits like improved cardiorespiratory endurance and strength, social benefits like having fun and socializing with other people, and psychological benefits like stress-relief and developing patience.

Venetian Pool is located in 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL.

For more information: Visit the Venetian Pool Website

#4 – Take a Bike Tour of Coral Gables

Oak trees lining Coral Way in Coral Gables

Oak trees lining Coral Way in Coral Gables (photo: City of Coral Gables)

Coral Gables is known as “The City Beautiful” because of its pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, gorgeous Spanish architecture, green spaces, and roads lined with large oak trees. One great way to exercise and experience the sights of Coral Gables is to join the Gables Bike Tours, presented by the Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables.

Health Benefit: Riding a bike puts weight on pelvis bones called ischial tuberosities, this makes exercise easy on the bones, a great benefit for people suffering from joint pain or age-related stiffness, this according to the Harvard Medical School Blog article titled “The Top 5 Benefits of Cycling”. Bike riding also builds muscle, provides an aerobic workout and helps you strengthen bones.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.

For more information, visit the Gables Bike Tours website.

#3 – Go Running with Coral Gables Run Club

7 PM every Thursday, EQUINOX at Merrick Park, 370 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL. Free.

Coral Gables, the pedestrian-friendly hub of South Florida’s luxury living, has a run club, and it is free! Locals that love to run meet weekly at EQUINOX gym in Merrick Park at 7 P.M.

Health Benefit: Running is likely the ultimate activity to get fit and live longer. According to a study from the American College of Cardiology mentioned by the Harvard Medical School Blog,  running just 5-10 minutes a day can extend your life by several years, compared with not running at all.

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#2 – Sign Up for  VIP Personal Training Fitness Classes with a Fitness Expert


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Posted by Omar F Cordero on Thursday, March 29, 2018

If you’re looking to maximize physical health and get fit in the Coral Gables area, look no further than enrolling in a Personal Training program with one of the elite trainers in South Florida, Omar F. Cordero. Personal Trainers are trained professionals with a formal education background on exercise, overall fitness, nutrition, and rehabilitation.

Health Benefit: Training with a personal trainer has also been shown to help establish healthy habits and increase motivation, according to a research study by the National Institutes of Health titled “The Effectiveness of Personal Training on Changing Attitudes Towards Physical Activity“,

“one-on-one personal training is an effective method for changing attitudes and thereby increasing the amount of physical activity.”

Who: Omar F. Cordero, CMT® (Chief Master Trainer)
Where: 3183 SW 38th Ct. Miami, FL 33146 (one block east of the Douglas Road Metrorail Station)

More information: https://www.chairmanfitness.com/

#1 – Visit the IV Therapy Lounge at Body RX Anti-Aging Coral Gables

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Fitness Model Valeria Orsini enjoying an IV Therapy Treatment at our IV Lounge.

We’re proud to offer IV Therapy treatments to help you optimize your body’s nutrient levels at our newest location situated steps from the Shops at Merrick Park. We offer more than a dozen different IV Therapy cocktails, each packed with a combination of nutrients and vitamins intended for a specific health benefit. In just 30 minutes, you’ll receive critical nutrients directly into your bloodstream, often helping patients experience instant effects. Our Athletic Boost IV treatment will give you Taurine, B-Complex, Zinc, and five other nutrients critical to stamina and performance. We also offer the Myers Cocktail IV, an Immune Boost IV, and many other IV Therapy Treatments that contain ingredients proven to help you feel amazing and look better.

For more information, visit our IV Therapy section of our website, visit our Coral Gables location website, or call our Coral Gables office at (305) 300-6900