For some of us, our daily workout is the last thing we think of when we’re on vacation, but in Holden Beach there are plenty of opportunities to keep up your fitness routine while enjoying the beach. From outdoor bike trails, to Yoga and area gyms, there is something for everyone to enjoy a workout while you’re vacationing.

Outdoor Options

The Town of Holden Beach offers two instructor led fitness programs. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday you can attend a Yoga class at 10 am. On Tuesday and Thursdays, the town offers 1-hour non-impact Tai Chi program. The program can be adapted for sitting or partially supported so everyone can participate. Both programs are held at the pavilion.

If you’d prefer to work out at your own pace, Holden Beach also offers a fitness path beginning around the 500 block of Ocean Blvd West. Enjoy the ocean breezes along the sidewalk and stop at several fitness stations along the way to get in a full body workout.

For those biking enthusiasts, check out the Olden Holden Bike Tour. There are 3 routes totaling 20 miles that take you on a full tour of the island. You can download a map to learn more about Holden Beach’s history.

Bridgeview Park offers a multi-purpose court for a pick-up basketball game. The court is reserved on Mondays and Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm for Pickleball. There is no fee and play is open to everyone.

And of course, don’t forget about the beach itself! A walk on the beach, and especially in the surf, provides a great low impact workout.

Indoor Options – Gyms in Holden Beach

Maybe you’re one of those people that has to hit the gym 3 days a week no matter what. Or perhaps it’s raining and you want to get in a workout. There are plenty of indoor options in the area for a workout as well.

Dosher Fitness is a 24-hour gym in Holden Beach that offers cardiovascular equipment, circuit equipment and martial arts training. Located on Holden Beach Road, this is the closest gym to the Holden Beach island. A little further out, Shallotte offers Planet FitnessTruFit, and Yardtime.

While we are all for sitting back and just enjoying the beach during vacation, you can see that the Holden Beach area offers plenty of fitness options and PROACTIVE Vacations can help start your fitness on vacation when you arrive with a vacation rental with a pool for swimming laps, a home on a canal for launching a kayak or paddle board or an oceanfront rental that will put you directly on the beach. We look forward to hosting you soon!

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