The holiday season is filled with delicious treats, delectable desserts, irresistible cocktails, and loads of home-cooked meals. And, perhaps, that’s why it’s everyone’s favorite time of the year! We’re “on vacation,” and the “diet” simply does not exist. You certainly deserve to treat yo’self this holiday season, but perhaps you need a little boost to keep that fitness routine moving, or a break from the leftovers with some clean eating outside of your Tupperware containers.
Lucky for you, there are plenty of classes, gyms, and clubs you can join this season to stay motivated and moving between all the hustle and bustle of the holidays in Orlando. Hop, skip, and jump on over to these local spots for starting a holiday health and fitness routine this season!
Sign up for a local class or fitness membership:
So many Orlando exercise locations are running special promotions this holiday season! At many of these stops, you can pop in for a free first class. So test the waters, peddle your way up that incline or simply step out of your comfort zone at one of these local fitness joints!
HotWorx totally gets it – it’s the holiday season, and you might not have a ton of time for your daily workout! Well, you’re in luck. HotWorx offers both 15 and 30-minute classes at their 24-hour studio.
Their Isometric Workouts include a little something for everyone from pilates to yoga to barre. Or, if you’re in the mood for something a bit more intense, the HIIT classes are only half the time and include a cycle session or a Hot Blast full-body option! Exercise at your own pace on your own time at HotWorx Orlando!
Monday | 11AM–8PM
Tuesday | 11AM–8PM
Wednesday | 11AM–8PM
Thursday | 11AM–8PM
Friday | 9AM–6PM
Saturday | 11AM–4PM
Sunday | NONE
📍 9123 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32827
📍11650 University Blvd #2, Orlando, FL 32817
📍16045 New Independence Pkwy, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Jumping into a new workout routine or gym membership can feel a bit overwhelming or intimidating. Perhaps you don’t know where to begin, or what type of workouts you need to achieve your fitness goals? Enter FiT PRiNT!
Their all-inclusive training studio focuses on your goals, your progress, and your body’s needs. The fitness trainers at FiT PRiNT put their all into every single workout, tailoring it to be exactly what you signed up for and more! Try your first class for free to get a flavor of what FiT PRiNT has to offer.
Who’s ready to ride? With locations across Central Florida, Rukus takes you for a spin during their live 30, 45, or 60-minute classes. Each of their studios features the best in biking technology, live ride statistics, a bumpin’ playlist, and motivation from your class’s CyclePro. And if you’re not quite ready to jump fully into the Rukus commitment, not to fret – your first ride is always free!
Hours of operation and class times vary by studio. Visit website to learn more.
📍 335 N Magnolia Ave, Suite 101, Orlando, FL 32801
📍 1090 Orlando Ave #100, Winter Park, FL 32789
📍 7541 W Sand Lake Rd Suite #7541C, Orlando, FL 32819
Turn all the red and green this season into some big orange energy! Orange Theory Fitness is a one-hour HIIT workout that runners, walkers, and joggers of every fitness level can enjoy. Throughout this exercise, you’ll spend time kicking up your cardio on the treadmill, kicking back on the water rowing machine, and kicking your muscles into gear on the weight floor.
Watch as your heart rate travels from its resting zone to the Orange Zone – the optimal heart rate for fat burn and weight loss. No matter why or when you enter the doors of Orange Theory Fitness, guaranteed you’ll leave feeling on top of the world after a stellar workout! Still not convinced? The first class is absolutely free, and this holiday season, many studios are running welcome deals and promotions that are just too good to pass up!
If you’re the kind of person who dreads a lengthy workout or is worried about a lack of direction during your exercise, F45 is the answer to your prayers. This 45-minute functional HIIT workout targets your entire body while focusing on and improving your strength, endurance, and – most importantly during the holiday season: your energy levels!
Throughout this time-efficient exercise, you’ll be pumping iron and sweating out all that extra gravy from your holiday feast alongside a class full of people and guided by one of F45’s knowledgeable coaches. Your first class is free of charge, so pop on in to give it your best go this season!
Join a running club or group:
Perhaps the whole gym scene isn’t your thing, and you’re looking for a way to get some fresh air this season! Orlando has tons of running clubs and groups for you to join. Move and groove at your own pace with these cardio crews.
Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM, pop over to Ivanhoe Park Brewing to jog along and train with other local runners for the Orlando Track Shack Half Marathon. And if the motivation of other hustlers wasn’t enough to get you out the door, every new runner gets a free pint of beer. Cheers to that!
Book it on over to Tactical Brewing Company every Thursday to get fit with your fellow Florida locals. Every week at 6 PM, the crew meets for a 6:30 PM departure from the brewery. Plus, all runners get $1 off beers on tap!
Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM, rain or shine, join the folks at the Ten10 Run Club for a friendly jog! Choose your route—beginning and ending at the brewery—of either a 2-mile, a 5K, or a 10K distance. Be sure to sign-up for this Mills50 run club before popping over for a brew and a little cardio!
Eat healthy at local restaurants:
While exercise is a key component to keeping your heart healthy and your fitness in check, your diet also plays a vital role! If you’re stuck on the leftover train this holiday season, consider branching out for a healthy meal at one of these local stops!
Ethos is a full-service vegan restaurant located in Winter Park! Every meal of the day, seven days a week, is entirely vegan prepared with homestyle flavors and fare. So try out a heaping plate full of their tofu tortellini or a classic cheese pizza, all made with clean ingredients that are undoubtedly good for the tummy and feed the soul!
Chances are your holiday plate is full of delicious food, but it may be lacking a bit of color – shades of brown in every corner. Fresh Kitchen is here to add some rainbow to your next meal! As the name suggests, this local spot serves up a little crunch, a little creativity, and a ton of color. Start by choosing your base of choice – rice, kale, salad, sweet potatoes, and more – and top with your favorite veggies and proteins for that healthy pick-me-up you’ve been longing for!
Bolay in Lake Nona is the perfect place to kickstart your healthy routine this holiday season. Build your own “Bol” with their freshest, cleanest, most colorful ingredients. Whether you top your cilantro zoodles with their miso-glazed tofu, or you go for a little extra crunch with the Kale Yeah Salad and lemon chicken, there’s always something to kick off your clean eating at Bolay.
Located in Orlando’s Milk District, Market on South offers an entirely plant-based menu from their main dishes to desserts! Dharma Southern Kitchen and Valhalla Bakery menus are packed with southern comfort favorites and flavors. So take a bite out of their Nashville “Hawt” Chicken Sandwich or dive into a plate of Biscuits N’ Gravy!
Keep your lunch break quick and delicious when you pop over to Clean Eatz. Their menu has a little of everything, no matter what you’re craving! So take a break from the heavy leftovers with a fork full of the Black and Bleu Chicken salad or swap out your cold cuts and casserole dish of potatoes with a hefty, healthy handheld like their G.O.A.T. Wrap!
Farm & Haus is a made-from-scratch kitchen located in the heart of East End Market. Everything they serve up is crafted using natural, fresh, quality ingredients harvested and picked seasonally to ensure maximum deliciousness! So if you’re stopping by for breakfast, we recommend taking a bite out of their Wakey Wakey Bowl or the Chorizo Burrito.
Perfect for that quick pick-me-up, Vitality Bowls is a superfood cafe with tons of delicious options from smoothies to juices to bowls. Their Açaí Bowls contain antioxidant-rich, organic açaí berries, topped with organic granola. A clean treat for every sweet craving!
Hustle into the holidays!
Who says the holidays have to slow down your hustle? While it’s so easy to get caught up in the mix of rushing here, there, and everywhere as a host, guest, or busy shopper, be sure to take time for yourself this season!
Head over to our Facebook and tell us how you find time for exercise, outdoor activities, or healthy eating when the temptation of the couch or the fridge calls this Christmas!