Workout in Savannah
There are plenty of places to workout in Savannah – join the local gyms or find your favorite park to walk, you just need to find what fits you best!
At Train Me 24/7, you are able to gain customized exercise and nutrition plans. They have been in the business together for 19 years and are there to help anyone achieve their own goals.
Planet Fitness is the “judgment free zone” which is perfect for someone who is not really experienced in the gym. They have accommodating hours to fit your schedule perfectly.
Stroller Strong Moms’ goal is to bring the moms of the community together and provide a total body workout with their strollers. Classes take place outdoors, using entire park spaces (weather permitting). Each class is 60 minutes long and includes: 5 minute warm-up, running or walking route with fitness stops throughout the park, and 10-15 minute core strengthening and stretching close.
With tons of Crossfit gyms throughout Savannah, you can choose the one closest to you! Crossfit Hyperformance is one and was established in 2008 and has transitioned to a School of Elite Fitness. The athletes are doctors, business owners, teachers, firefighters, moms, and everything in between.
There are a few local YMCA‘s around the area that are the perfect, friendly spots to work out. They offer tons of classes from Spin, Yoga, Belly dancing, etc. Not interested in a class? They have plenty of other options.
See the City:
Simply walking around Forsyth Park can be energizing. You’ll see everyone getting their daily exercise in, from joggers to puppy dogs, and you might even be inclined to join an exuberant game of Ultimate Frisbee. But you can up your game from just walking through the park by opting for a bike ride. The 1-mile lap around the park’s perimeter is enough to get you sweating.
Most don’t know about the other beautiful Savannah parks, with equally as much potential for activities. Check out Daffin Park for the great picnic areas, clay tennis courts and doggie play parks, or Lake Mayer Community Park for the great 1.5 mile track around the lake (or the cute baby ducks that appear every spring).
About 5 miles east of the Historic District sits 100 acres of land to explore at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. You’ll absolutely break a sweat on the trails, but you’ll probably be too connected with nature—in the form of bobcats, wolves and cougars—to notice the workout you’re getting. Good for the body and the soul, Oatland Island is a must-see.
Another way to get fit while in Savannah is to forgo the trolley tours for a more active option – and there are plenty. With Savannah Bike Tours, you can take a guided two-hour bike ride through some of the most prominent historic spots in Savannah. There are also plenty of similar walking tours that allow you to get out there and burn some calories while taking in the sights.
“Biking leisurely with a guide was great for learning so much about the city’s culture and design,” says Crissy Nettles, a tourist from Monroeville, Alabama, and a recent participant of a Savannah Bike Tour. “I’d definitely do it again.”
If you really want to turn your trip into a workout and set it to your own pace, you can choose a self-guided tour. Rent a bike from Savannah On Wheels or lace up your running shoes and try this route through the 24 squares.
This path starts at Columbia Square, passes through every other square and the Colonial Park Cemetery, and ends at Forsyth Park. You’ll see everything! Plus, it’s about three and a half miles, so you will burn those calories!